IHS training sessions during WUF VI

The  6th World Urban Forum (WUF VI) on the theme "The Urban Future" took place in Naples Italy from 1 to 6 September 2012. IHS was present at the WUF exhibtion as well as IHS academic staff gave four training sessions in collaboration with our partners. Below you see an overview of the trainings and their thematic focus.

Date & Time

Thematic Focus

Training Title

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

 productive cities,slum upgrading, land

"Achieving city prosperity through Land and Housing Policies that prevent slum formation"

organized by: IHS, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy and UN-Habitat

   equity, gender, housing

"Engaging with women's leadership for positive change: Avoiding evictions and gaining secure tenure for urban poor"

organized by: IHS & Huairou Commission                                                           

    urban planning

"How to simulate the impacts of urban policy decision and projects. Transforming visions and plans into reality - A user centred participatory approach"

organized by: IHS                                                                                                            

Wednesday 5 September 2012

sustainable cities, environment

"How to prioritize climate change adaptation and mitigation actions: A system to guide urban policy makers and planners decisions in planning for climate change"

organized by: IHS                                                                                                       

IHS booth during the World Urban Forum

IHS has been present during the last 6 biannual events of the World Urban Forum which took place in Barcelona, Vancouver, Nanjing, Rio de Janeiro respectively with Naples hosting the last WUF. IHS was also present there also in the exhibition of the forum among other international organizations such as the Shack/Slum Dwellers Internation (SDI), the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, the Asian Coalition for Housing Rights (ACHR), the Habitat for Humanity International, Siemens, Cities Alliance, the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), Coca Cola , Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, as well as Amnesty International and Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internatioanle Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).

During the World Urban Forum VI, more than 200 people visited our booth asking for more information about our work in advisory, research as well as more details about our post-graduate courses.



IHS Alumni International Award of Distinction 2012

The 1st IHS Alumni International Award of Distinction ceremony took place during the World Urban Forum in Naples on 5 September 2012. IHS Alumni International awarded  two urban actors that have demonstrated in their respective cities that radical change is possible with leaders who invest in and understand the value of urban centers and their impact on country development. The first awardee is Dr. Sergio Fajardo, former Mayor of Medellin, Columbia and the current Governor of AntioquiaThe second awardee is His Excellency, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola, the Governor of Lagos, Nigeria. 




IHS Alumni Meeting in Naples

The Award ceremony was followed by an IHS Alumni International meeting where the new board of the IHS Alumni International was announced to the alumni who were present and the guests.

The old board presented the work that was done until that day and made suggestions for the future of the IHS Alumni International. The new president of the board, Ms. Julia Skinner through her speech thanked all alumni for their vote and made a pledge to serve the purposes of the IHS Alumni International for the coming two years.

The new board of Alumni International

President: Julia Skinner (Peru)
Vice-President: Pamela Ogonya (Kenyan)
Event and Communication Officer: Patricia Susanna (Indonesia)

For more information about the IHS Alumni International, please see here.