Speakers

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Aaron Opdyke

Dr. Aaron Opdyke

Lecturer in Humanitarian Engineering
School of Civil Engineering University of Sydney



Abigail Binay

Hon. Mar-Len Abigail Binay

Mayor
Makati City Philippines



Abhishek Chhazed

Abhishek Chhazed

Founder
RecycleX



Adrian Torres

Adrian Torres

Chief of Public-Private Partnership Thematic Group
Asian Development Bank
Ajay Suri

D. Ajay Suri

Sr. Adviser – Inclusive Development
National Institute of Urban Affairs
Alexander Tsironis

Alexander Tsironis

Education Specialist
Asian Development Bank
Alisia Evans

Alisia Evans

Water for Women Project Manager Habitat for Humanity Fiji



Amanda Entrikin

Amanda Entrikin

Director of Global Affairs and Advocacy
Habitat for Humanity International
Ana Falú

Ana Falú

Researcher and Professor, National University of Córdoba
Director, Housing and Habitat Research Institute (INVIHAB)

Anacláudia Rossbach

Regional Manager, Latin America and Caribbean
Cities Alliance
Angelo Tan

Angelo Tan

Country Lead for the Philippines (Climate Business)
International Finance Corporation
Banashree Banerjee

Angela Oetama

Co-founder
Gradana
Anindita Mukherjee

Anindita Mukherjee

Senior Researcher
Centre for Policy Research, India
Anna Konotchick

Anna Konotchick

Director of Program Strategy Habitat for Humanity International




Ashunkant Taneja

Anshukant Taneja

Principle Investment Specialist
Asia Development Bank

Aparna Das

Aparna Das

Senior Advisor
GIZ, India



Apul Nahata

Apul Nahata

Tech Mentor
Brigade REAP



Arab Hoballah

Dr. Arab Hoballah

Executive Director of SEED, Entrepreneuship for Sustainable Development




Arwin Soelaksono

Arwin Soelaksono

Humanitarian Shelter and Settlement Practitioner

Ashna Mathema

Ashna Mathema

Principal and Founder
Total Housing, Inc.
Banashree Banerjee

Banashree Banerjee

Urban planning and housing expert, Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS), Erasmus University, Rotterdam
Dr. Basuki Hadimuljono

Dr. Basuki Hadimuljono

Minister
Public Works and Housing, Indonesia



Barsha Poricha

Dr. Barsha Poricha

Technical Head
Centre for Urban and Regional Excellence



Beth Foster

Beth Foster

Portfolio and Investment Manager Autodesk Foundation




Brennan Rigby

Brennan Rigby

Manger Systems Shift
Community Housing Aotearoa

Budiarsa Sastrawinata

Budiarsa Sastrawinata

Head of the Board for Integrated Property Development
Indonesia Chamber of Commerce and Industry



Charles Setchell

Charles Setchell

Senior Shelter, Settlements, and Hazard Mitigation Advisor
USAID Bureau of Humanitarian Assistance
Claire du Trevou

Claire du Trevou

Founding Member and Architect Bitprop



Clément Larrue

Regional Urban Development Task Team Leader
Agence Française De Développement (AFD)
Cosima Stahr

Cosima Stahr

Key Expert South Asia
EU SWITCH - Asia SCP Facility



Curt Garrigan

Curt Garrigan

Chief of the Sustainable Urban Development Section
United Nations Economic Commission for Asia Pacific (UNESCAP)
Danilo Tenebro

Danilo Tenebro

Social Environment Consultant on Informal Settlements
Dao Harrison

Dao Harrison

Senior Housing Specialist for the Asia-Pacific
World Bank
Deepak Visvanathan

Deepak Visvanathan

Senior Technical Advisor 
Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter
Habitat for Humanity International



Delphine Le Duff

Delphine Le Duff

Responsable équipe projet / Project Team Manager
Agence Française De Développement (AFD)



Desirée M. Bartosiak

Desirée M. Bartosiak

Global Head of Safeguarding Habitat for Humanity International



Dipti Hingorani

Dipti Hingorani

Regional Shelter & Settlements Coordinator
Disaster and Crisis Prevention, Response and Recovery Department
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) , Asia-Pacific Regional Office
Donvan Storey

Dr. Donovan Storey

Head of Global Policy and Influence
REALL
Doug Ragan

Douglas Ragan

Programme Management Officer for the Human Rights and Social Inclusion
UN-Habitat



Enrique Silva

Enrique Silva

Director of International Initiatives Lincoln Institute of Land Policy



Dr. Eva-Maria Unger

Dr. Eva-Maria Unger

Senior Land Administration Advisor
Kadaster International



Fauzal Rizki

Fauzal Rizki

CEO and Co-founder
Sampangan
Gautam Chatterjee

Gautam Chatterjee

Former Principal Secretary of Housing Department
Government of Maharashta, India



Gregg McDonald

Associate Director for Operations
Habitat for Humanity
Asia-Pacific Region
Dr. Herry Trisaputra Zuna

Dr. Herry Trisaputra Zuna

Director General of Infrastructure Financing for Public Works and Housing, Ministry of Public Works and Housing, Indonesia



Hirotaka Koike

Hirotaka Koike

Programme Management Consultant
Sustainable Urban Development Section for the Environment and Development Division
UNESCAP
Hisaka Kimura

Hisaka Kimura

Advisor to Private Sector Operations Department and East Asia Head of Infrastructure Finance
Asian Development Bank
Hong Soo Lee

Hong Soo Lee

Senior Urban Specialist
(Smart Cities)
Asian Development Bank
James Samuel

James Samuel

National Director
Habitat for Humanity Bangladesh
Jana Zilkova

Jana Zilkova

Head of Mission
Caritas Czech Republic
Jawed Ali Khan

Jawed Ali Khan

Programme Manager, Pakistan
UN-Habitat
Jen Deben

Jen Deben

Rental Housing and Home Ownership Lead
Te Matapihi



Jane Katz

Jane Katz

Senior Partnership and Resource Advisor Cadasta Foundation
James Samuel

Jayaratne Kananke Arachchilage

President
Sevanatha – Urban Resource Center
Jessan Catre

Jessan Catre

Manager, Market Systems and Entrepreneurship
Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter
Habitat for Humanity International



Jessie Cubijano

Jessie Cubijano

Executive director 
Primary Structures Educational Foundation Inc. (PSEFI)



Jitendra Balani

Jitendra Balani

Associate Director, Financial Inclusion and Capital Markets
Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter
Habitat for Humanity
Johann Baar

Johann Baar

Member of the Executive Board Affordable Housing & Technology, Hilti Foundation

Jonathan Reckford

Chief Executive Officer
Habitat for Humanity International
Jota Samper

Jota Samper

Assistant Professor at the Environmental Design Program ENVD
University of Colorado Boulder
Julie LaPalme

Julie LaPalme

Secretary General
Cooperative Housing International

Julieta Moradei

Partner, Hometeam Ventures
Head of Research and Development
NewStory Charity
Kanika Bansal

Kanika Bansal

Senior Programme Associate National Institute of Urban Affairs



Karima Ben Bih

Karima Ben Bih

Urban and Disaster Risk Management Specialist and task team leader at Urban, disaster risk management, Resilience and Land Global Practice , World Bank
Kerstin Sommer

Kerstin Sommer

Programme Manager of the Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme
UN-Habitat



Lajana Manandhar

Lajana Manandhar

Founder and Executive Director
Lumanti Support Group for Shelter
Lara Shankar Chandra

Lara Shankar Chandra

Director- Strategy, Advocacy & Partnerships
Habitat for Humanity India



Lars Gronvald

Lars Gronvald

Head of of the Urban Development Section, Doctorate General for International Partnerships European Commission



Laxman Perera

Laxman Perera

Human Settlements Officer 
UN Habitat



Léa Oswald

Léa Oswald

Project Manager  
urbaMonde Suisse



Aparna Das

Leilani Farha

Global Director 
The Shift



Lisa Hanson

Lisa Hanson

Co-Founder 
Global Urban Village



Lizan Kuster

Lizan Kuster

Director of Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter, Habitat for Humanity International



Lokesh Rajashekaraiah

Lokesh Rajashekaraiah

Business Head
EcoSTP



Loraine Gatlabayan

Loraine Gatlabayan

SCP Senior Adviser, 
EU SWITCH-Asia SCP Facility



Luis Noda

Luis Noda

Area Vice President
Habitat for Humanity
Asia-Pacific Region
Luis Quintanilla

Luis Quintanilla

Program Analyst
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy



Maimunah Mohd Sharif

Executive Director
UN-Habitat
KP Manikandan

Manikandan KP 

Chair of housing forum and Institution Builder
Indian Housing Federation (IHF)
Marco Ferrario

Marco Ferrario

Co-founder
mHS CITY LAB and mHS Global Impact



Marco Meyrat

Marco Meyrat

President
Hilti Foundation



Maricen S. Jalandoni

President, 
BASE-Bahay Foundation, Inc.



Marja Hoek-Smit

Dr. Marja Hoek-Smit

Founder and Director, International Housing Finance Program
Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania



Michael Belaro

Michael Belaro

Regional Coordinator for Cash and Voucher assistance of the Disaster, Climate and Crises Unit International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)



Mohamed Hilmi

Mohamed Hilmi

Senior Coordinator and Technical Specialist for Humanitarian Policy and Practice
InterAction
Mohammad Riaz Ramin

Mohammad Riaz Ramin

Deputy Country Director and Project Manager
Geres Afghanistan
Monu Ratra

Monu Ratra

Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director
IIFL Home Finance Ltd.



Nabeel Siddiqui

Nabeel Siddiqui

CEO and co-founder
ModulusTech
Patrick Canagasingham

Patrick Canagasingham

Chief Operating Officer
Habitat for Humanity International



Naeem Razwani

Naeem Razwani

Global Director for Financial Inclusion and Capital Markets Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter
Habitat for Humanity International



Olivia Nielsen

Olivia Nielsen

Associate Principal
Miyamoto International
Pablo Jorillo

Dr. Pablo Jorillo Jr.

General Manager, 
BASE-Bahay Foundation Inc.



Dr. Pham Quynh Huong

Dr. Pham Quynh Huong

Urban Sociologist



Prachi Acharya

Prachi Acharya

PhD Researcher
University of Cambridge
Pranab Choudhury

Pranab Choudhury

Founder
NRMC Center for Land Governance
Prashant Kapoor

Prashant Kapoor

Chief Industry Specialist, Green Buildings and Cities, Climate Business Department, International Finance Corporation (IFC)



Puja Sawhney

Puja Sawhney

Associate Director, People-Public-Private Partnerships
Habitat for Humanity
Quentin Moreau

Quentin Moreau

Regional Director for Central Asia
Geres –Acting for Climate Solidarity INGO



Rajan Samuel

Rajan Samuel

Managing Director
Habitat for Humanity India



Rebecca Ochong

Senior Manager, Hilti Pillar 3
Habitat for Humanity, Asia-Pacific Region



Dr. Renu Khosla

Dr. Renu Khosla

Director
Centre for Urban and Regional Excellence
Rithika Thomas

Rithika Thomas

Lead (Future Communities), Ecolabs Center of Innovation for Energy
Nanyang Technological University
Sandeep Bedi

Sandeep Bedi

Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer
Janaadhar (India) Pvt Ltd.
Sanjay Grover

Sanjay Grover

Public-Private Partnership Specialist
Asian Development Bank



Sarah Nandudu

Sarah Nandudu

National Leader
National Slum Dwellers Federation of Uganda
Serene Ho

Serene Ho

Vice-Chancellor’s Research Fellow RMIT University, Australia
Shubhagato Dasgupta

Shubhagato Dasgupta

Senior Fellow
Centre for Policy Research, India
Simon Walley

Simon Walley

Lead Financial Sector Specialist – Finance, Competitiveness & Innovation Global Practice World Bank



Somsook Boonyabancha

Somsook Boonyabancha

Co-founder
Asian Coalition for Housing Rights (ACHR)



Sukumaporn Jongpukdee

Sukumaporn Jongpukdee

Assistant Governor, National Housing Authority, Thailand



Sumedha Salunkhe Naik

Sumedha Salunkhe Naik

CEO & Founder
Syntellect



Tereza Herling

Tereza Herling

Consultant
 Cities Alliance — Brazil



Tony Piaskowy

Tony Piaskowy

Global Programs Director
Cadasta Foundation
Tri Dewi Virgiyanti

Tri Dewi Virgiyanti

Director of Housing and Settlement, Ministry of National Development Planning,
National Development Agency of Republic of Indonesia



Vic Crockford

Vic Crockford

Chief Executive Officer
Community Housing Aotearoa



Dr. Yasuhiko Hotta

Dr. Yasuhiko Hotta

Programme Director/Principal Policy Analyst, Sustainable Consumption and Production Area, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies



Yazid Bensaïd

Yazid Bensaïd

South East Asia Regional Director Agence Française de Développement (AFD)



Zaigham M. Rizvi

Zaigham M. Rizvi

Expert Consultant on Affordable Housing and Housing Finance



Zhi Liu

Dr. Zhi Liu

Senior Fellow and Director of China and Asia program
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
Director
Peking University – Lincoln Institute Center for Urban Development and Land Policy



Zinaida Fadeeva

Zinaida Fadeeva

Team Leader
SWITCH-Asia SCP Facility



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