City for All! 2016

Sessions covered four thematic topics of discussion – Resilient City, Inclusive City, Clean City and Future City. Please download the presentations below.

Building Resilience into Cities

Resilient Cities

Fouad Bendimerad

Building city resilience through private sector partnership

Fouad Bendimerad

Earthquake Mega Cities Initiative (EMI)

When: , November 23, 2016

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Dr. Bendimerad has served as consultant and advisor on risk management to several international organizations and corporations, including the World Bank, and United Nations organizations, as well as governments and corporations worldwide. He also served as Principal Scientist to RMS, a California Corporation and leader in the development of risk assessment models for the global insurance and reinsurance industry. Further, he is a former faculty of the School of Engineering at Stanford University and in charge of the university’s seismic reduction program, which recently received the ATC-ENR award for being one of the ten top seismic projects in the country.

Losses from disasters continue to rise, as has the cost of responding, with poorly planned urban areas driving this trend.How can we reduce the impact of disasters and improve the ability of people and infrastructure to recover – without draining the resources of local authorities? Learn how integrating disaster risk management in a city’s daily functions and services makes a city more resilient when disaster strikes.

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Jerome Zayas

Metro Manila - Disaster Sensitive Land Use Planning

Jerome Zayas

Earthquake Mega Cities Initiative

When: , November 23, 2016

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Jerome is a Senior Scientist at Earthquake Mega Cities Initiative (EMI), a global authority in urban resilience. He leads the Resilience Innovation Lab, which supports cities in the developing world with the tools to build urban resilience.

Manila, a megacity in the Philippines, is threatened by floods, earthquakes, and typhoons. Learn how Disaster Sensitive Land Use Planning can prevent losses during such disasters as well as the challenges to implementation of the tool.

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Juan Daniel Reyes

Metro Manila-Harmonization for River Basin Early Warning System: Working in different geographical scales

Juan Daniel Reyes

Regional Programme Delegate and Country Representative of the Finnish Red Cross in the Philippines

When: , November 23, 2016

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Juan Reyes is Regional Programme Delegate and Country Representative of the Finnish Red Cross in the Philippines. He has managed disaster risk reduction programmes and emergency response in urban environments and other complex settings (i.e. prisons) in Asia, Africa, and Latin America.

Learn how the Philippines Red Cross implements multi-stakeholder coordination for disaster management and risk reduction – how it’s done as part of their role in humanitarian affairs within the Philippines State, while sustaining the seven principles of the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement.

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Maw Maw Oo

Yangon - Emergency health care preparedness for cities

Maw Maw Oo

Associate Professor at the department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Medicine in Yangon

When: , November 23, 2016

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Maw Maw is an Assistant Lecturer at the Department of Anatomy, and Associate Professor at the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Medicine in Yangon. He is also a consultant surgeon at the Department of Orthopedics and senior consultant in charge of the Emergency Department at Yangon General Hospital.

Having a health care system that is ready and able to respond when an emergency happens is critical to the mortality and morbidity of the victims, even when healthcare facilities are also affected by the disaster. Share the experience of doctors responding to Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar in 2008 and the lessons learned from this event.

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Resty Lou Talamayan

Metro Manila-Harmonization for River Basin Early Warning System: Working in different geographical scales

Resty Lou Talamayan

Manager of the Disaster Management Services of the Philippine Red Cross

When: , November 23, 2016

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Resty Lou is the Manager of the Disaster Management Services of the Philippine Red Cross. She has managed disaster risk reduction programmes and large-scale emergency operations in the Philippines as well as relief and recovery operations following Super Typhoon Haiyan in China.

Learn how the Philippines Red Cross implements multi-stakeholder coordination for disaster management and risk reduction – how it’s done as part of their role in humanitarian affairs within the Philippines State, while sustaining the seven principles of the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement.

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Tep Sokha

Phnom Penh Hazard Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment

Tep Sokha

Deputy Disaster Management and Risk Reduction Program Manager at People In Need

When: , November 23, 2016

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Sokha is a Deputy Disaster Management and Risk Reduction Program Manager at People In Need. He has worked in disaster relief and disaster risk reduction in Cambodia for more than two decades.

Learn the key findings of a Hazard, Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment, conducted in Phnom Penh in 2014-15. It includes the areas of the city most at risk and ways mitigation measures can be integrated into the local planning process.

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Building Resilience into Cities

Resilient Cities

Claudia Oriolo

Reducing Plastic Bag Waste in Cambodia: Utopia or Reality? A Compelling Journey through Local Markets to Trigger Behavioral Change

Claudia Oriolo

Cambodian Country Manager, Fondazione ACRA

When: , November 23, 2016

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Claudia is Cambodian Country Manager of the Italian NGO, Fondazione ACRA. She has previous experience in international agencies – such as The World Bank, the International Criminal Court and the UN Human Rights Committee – as well as NGOs and grassroots organizations across multiple countries.

How to change the behavior of Cambodians, seemingly addicted to plastic bags? Learn how the Italian NGO ACRA is using a human-centered design methodology to develop a behavioral change campaign, aimed at encouraging sustainable models of plastic bag consumption. They are successfully engaging with local Government and the Ministry of Environment to reduce plastic bag consumption in Cambodia.

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Fiona Lord

How to go from a business-as-usual future towards designing a more sustainable and inclusive city?

Fiona Lord

Global Green Growth Institute

When: , November 23, 2016

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Fiona is the Global Green Growth Institute’s Country Representative in Cambodia, facilitating the development of a Green City Strategic Plan for Phnom in partnership with Cambodia’s National Council for Sustainable Development. Previously, she worked for the Australian Government on climate change financing, sustainable development and international cooperation on climate change.

Phnom Penh and other cities across Southeast Asia are growing at an accelerating rate. Transport, waste management, energy, water supply, sanitation, housing, industry and urban services, are under considerable pressure from the fast pace of urban growth. While cities present opportunities for job creation and poverty reduction, if they are not planned well and do not provide sufficient services, the costs of urbanization can begin to outweigh the benefits. It is nearly always the poorest and most vulnerable within cities that are the worst off in this transition. Learn how a range of socially-inclusive green investments, could lead to a sustainable future for Phnom Penh and all of its citizens.

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Pheakdey Heng

Green Energy for a Green City

Pheakdey Heng

Global Green Growth Institute

When: , November 23, 2016

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Pheakdey is a Senior Policy Analyst with GGGI, facilitating stakeholder engagement for Cambodia’s Green Urban Development Program and providing strategic policy analysis for the Green City Strategic Plan for Phnom Penh. Previously, he implemented projects for UNDP, World Bank, GERES, NGO Forum, Asia Competitiveness Institute, and Enrich Institute. His expertise lies in the field of energy, climate change, and green cities.

Discuss the energy challenges and opportunities for green city development in Cambodia and other developing countries. As the centre of economic activities in a country, cities are typically the largest consumers of energy. While cities in developing countries are often faced with energy problems, there are opportunities to improve urban energy usage through the promotion of renewable energy and energy efficiency practices. Discuss practical ways these concepts can be implemented in a city like Phnom Penh.

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Sath Kanyara

Participatory WASH mapping and documentation in Cambodia

Sath Kanyara

Community Empowerment and Development Team (CEDT)

When: , November 23, 2016

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Kanyara has extensive experience working with urban and rural poor communities in Cambodia, since founding CEDT in 2009. She has supported communities to improve housing conditions, land tenure security, and control over natural resources through developing participatory mapping skills, providing technical support on cost-estimation of local infrastructure, and developing forest co-management models.

Explore the water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) challenges in informal settlements, and the role of communities, local authorities and other stakeholders in contributing to housing and WASH solutions. Learn the complexities associated with developing WASH solutions in informal settlements, where communities are not formally recognized and public infrastructure is not provided. How should authorities respond to the needs of communities in these settlements, while not encouraging this unsustainable form of tenure?

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Soeung Saran

Urban Voice – mapping a city’s problems

Soeung Saran

Sahmakum Teang Tnaut (STT)

When: , November 23, 2016

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Saran is the Advocacy Programme Manager with Sahmakum Teang Tnaut (STT). Previously, he worked as a Freelance Translator and Research Consultant with a number of national and international institutions including Cambodian Centre for Independent Media (CCIM), Equitable Cambodia (EC), BBC Media Action, Dan Church Aid/Christian Aid (DAC/CA), East West Management Institute and others.

Urban Voice is an online platform which enables citizens to report problems within their city. This crowdsourcing tool helps to identify flooded areas, traffic accidents, uncollected rubbish and inform other users and local authorities about the issues. Explore the lessons learned from the project and the role of crowdsourcing in city management.

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Building Resilience into Cities

Affordable Housing

Bernadette Bolo-Duthy

Effective Housing Policy

Bernadette Bolo-Duthy

National Director of Habitat for Humanity Cambodia

When: , November 23, 2016

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Bernadette is a returning National Director of Habitat for Humanity Cambodia. Prior to her return, she was the head of the International Program in Habitat for Humanity Australia. She has over 30 years of experience in the development and aid sector in developing countries within the Asia-Pacific. Bernadette also worked as Human Resources and Orgnizational Development Advisor for Cooperation Internationale pour le Development et la Solidarite (CIDSE) in Laos for over four years. She is a staunch advocate for housing rights in her work in the urban sector in the Philippines and Cambodia

Affordable and adequate housing is a problem that many countries are taking stock of, the world over. Experience globally has shown that various governments have used housing policy to address inequalities that exclude millions of people decent, affordable housing. Recognizing the need for more affordable homes, the Royal Government of Cambodia has recently adopted its own National Housing Policy. The primary objective of this paper is to give an overview of the housing policies in Asia. It will compare different housing policies and impacts on the housing problem. It will attempt to determine the appropriate policy mix, and look at how a state can encourage investment in social and economic housing production, rent subsidies, provision of low-interest rate loans, and provision of tax incentives. It will conclude with what makes a housing policy effective.

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James Sterling

Social Housing, the Past, Present and Future

James Sterling

Advance Construction/The Room Design Studio

When: , November 24, 2016

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James is CEO of Advance Construction/The Room Design Studio – one of the leading engineering companies in Cambodia. Before coming to Cambodia 11 years ago, James worked for social housing providers in the UK.

What is social housing and where did it come from? Learn the history of social housing and the lessons we can learn to help build a sustainable, adaptable and suitable social housing system in Cambodia with an active role of transparent private sector entities.

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Samoun Soum

Community organising as first step towards improved housing

Samoun Soum

Urban Poor Women Development

When: , November 24, 2016

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Samoun Soum is Executive Director of Urban Poor women Development – a community development organization focuses on serving vulnerable women, children, and youths in urban slum areas.

Many social housing projects fail because of poor community cohesion and organisation. Strengthening a community must be the first step in the process of improving housing conditions in urban poor settlements. Explore the principles and tools which have been successfully used in Phnom Penh to achieve this.

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Tarek M. Genena

Developing and Financing low income social housing

Tarek M. Genena

Delta Capital Partners

When: , November 23, 2016

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Tarek is a Mergers and Acquisitions specialist with Delta Capital Partners. He has extensive experience in company mergers and acquisition – from small and medium enterprises to divisions of multinational companies. He also has operating management experience in corporate restructurings, refinancing, and recapitalization and uses both a traditional and creative approach to financing in the most difficult transaction environments.

Feasible, transparent and empowering social housing financing schemes are crucial to any affordable housing program. Explore best practices in identifying and selecting land, titling of the land, the formation of the development and construction plan and strategy as well as incentivising stakeholders and organising project financing. How can low-income housing be made more accessible in Phnom Penh and what model can be used to suit the Cambodian situation?

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Tep Makathy

Urbanisation and Affordable Housing

Tep Makathy

Cambodian Institute for Urban Studies

When: , November 23, 2016

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Tep Makathy is the founder of the Cambodian Institute for Urban Studies and has extensive experience as a consultant to major international donors and INGOs. He has worked on World Bank financed-infrastructure projects in Cambodia and Lao PDR as an Environmental Safeguard Specialist, and was officially accredited by the World Bank Group in 2015. He has also been involved in developing important urban related policies for Cambodia and GMS countries.

Cambodia is one of the fastest urbanising countries in the region with close to 30% of its population living in cities. The fast-growing garment factory, tourism and construction sectors attract those from rural areas with stable jobs and urban lifestyle. But are Cambodian cities and their infrastructure ready for this influx? What can be done to ensure Cambodian housing is ready to accommodate thousands of people flocking to the cities?

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Building Resilience into Cities

Masterclasses

Bunthoeun Seng

Flying Unmanned Aerial Vehicles – flight simulator

Bunthoeun Seng

People In Need

When: , November 24, 2016

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Bunthoeun is a mapping officer at People In Need. He has wealth of experience in GIS and using senseFly drones for aerial photography.

Drone technology is one of the fastest developing in the world. Learn how it can be used to produce high-quality aerial images which can be used for urban planning.

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Kohem Sokhem

iTenure- using mobile data collection tools for registering land rights

Kohem Sokhem

Open Institute

When: , November 23, 2016

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Sokheam of the Open Institute has a wealth of experience in land rights in the Cambodian context. He was instrumental in developing the iTenure tool, so has deep knowledge of both its advantages and drawbacks.

Learn how to use this innovative tablet-based application that allows on-the-doorstep lands rights determinations by entering family information and drawing an online map. The masterclass will include hands-on practice with iTenure on a tablet as well as practical advice on how to structure your data collection exercise.

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Thy Try

Storymap- online mapping tools helping illustrate spatial problems

Thy Try

Open Development Cambodia

When: , November 24, 2016

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Try is an Executive Director /Editor-in-Chief of Open Development Cambodia (ODC) which plays an important role in increasing public access to data and information about Cambodia’s development trends in an online ‘open data’ platform, compiling freely-available data from a wide range of public sources.

StoryMapJS is a free online tool that can be used to tell stories and illustrate spatial issues. Learn how to use it to make your presentations engaging, attractive and powerful.

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