Three bits of news from GPA towers this week. Geoff has recently returned from the Far East after contributing to studies in Ulaanbaatar and Shanghai – updated resources and material to follow.
Egypt – UN-Habitat Expert Group Meeting, 22 May:
Geoff has been commissioned by UN-Habitat to contribute to an Expert Group Meeting in Cairo, entitled Egypt’s Housing Sector Expert Group Dialogue 1: Setting the Scene. Instead of being present in person, it has been agreed that Geoff will prepare a presentation via Skype on ‘Affordable housing and urban land policy: lessons learned from international experience’.
Ulaanbaatar Land Administration and Land Markets Study:
Geoff was part of the World Bank mission (07-16 May) to present the findings of the Technical Assistance project which started in 2013. A workshop was held with senior officials from the Ulaanbaatar municipality to present the findings of the study and discuss their implications for policy.
Changning housing study, Shanghai, China, May 2014:
Geoff was part of the World Bank mission led by Mesky Brhane, for the final workshop on the Changning Affordable Housing project. Geoff contributed a presentation to a range of senior officials and academics from local agencies and universities on the findings of the project, following which discussions provide feedback for the final report due in June.