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ISULabaNtu Final Dissemination Event in London

Our Final Dissemination Event, which will take place in London on Friday, 31st January, is approaching fast. Here is our agenda for the day:

08:30-9:00 Registration

09:00-09:30 Introductions & Welcome Speech

09:30-10:15 Section 1: Challenges and Opportunities for Incremental Housing Upgrading in Durban

  • Faizal Seedat, Human Settlements Unit, eThekwini Municipality

10:15-10:30 Open Discussion

10:30-11:00 Coffee Break

11:00-12:00 Section 2: Housing Delivery through Community-led Upgrading

  • Dr Maria Christina Georgiadou (School of Applied Management, Westminster Business School University of Westminster)

  • Jeff Thomas (uTshani Fund NGO, South African Shack/ Slum Dwellers International)

12:00-14:00 Lunch and Networking / Parallel London Site Visit for the South Africa Team

14:00-15:00 Section 3: Water and Sanitation in Informal Settlements Upgrading: Case Studies from eThekwini Municipality

  • Prof Chris Buckley (Pollution Research Group, University of KwaZulu-Natal)

  • Dr Priti Parikh (Engineering for International Development Centre, University College London)

15:00-15:30 Coffee Break

15:30-16:30 Panel Discussion: The Roadmap to Self-reliance in Informal Settlements Upgrading

  • Prof Peter Guthrie (University of Cambridge)

  • Ms Nosisa Madinga and Mr Thembelani Ntuli (Community Researchers, Durban)

  • Teddy Gounden (Strategic Executive, eThekwini Municipality)

  • Nick Alcock (Managing Member, Khanyisa Projects)

  • Moderator: Dr Iwona Bisaga

16:30-17:00 Open Discussion

17:00-17:30 Closing Remarks

  • Dr Maria Christina Georgiadou (University of Westminster)

17:30- 19:00 Drinks Reception

We will be sharing updates and insights from the event in another blog post so do watch this space!

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