Western Asia: Urban Challenges and Sustainable Development

June 16, 2016 - Urban Breakfasts

New York - United States of America
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  Organized by the Habitat III Secretariat in collaboration with Ford Foundation June 16, 2016

B Level Auditorium
Ford Foundation building, 320 E 43rd Street, New York

Western Asia: urban challenges and sustainable development


7:45 am Registration

8:00–8:25 am Breakfast

Those observing the Ramadan fast are welcome to proceed directly to the B Level Auditorium

8:30 am Opening Remarks by Don Chen (Director, Equitable Development, Ford Foundation) and Ana B. Moreno (Coordinator, Habitat III Secretariat; representing Dr. Joan Clos, Secretary-General, Habitat III Conference)

8:40 am Discussion by:
Moderator: Dr. Farah Al Nakib, Assistant Professor of History and Director of the Center for Gulf Studies at the American University of Kuwait


  • Hana S. Alhashimi, Expert on Sustainable Development, Permanent Mission of the United Arab Emirates to the United Nations
  • Dr. Mona Harb, Professor of Urban Studies and Politics, Coordinator, Graduate Programs in Urban Planning, Policy and Design Department of Architecture and Design, American University of Beirut
  • Eng. Kareem Ibrahim, Co-founder of Takween for Integrated Community Development and the Tadamun Cairo Urban Solidarity Initiative

9:05 am Discussion and questions from the audience

9:45 am Closing Remarks by the Habitat III Secretariat and Ford Foundation

9:50 am End of the briefing