June 28, 2011
Maison de la Chimie - Paris
Poverty and the environment
Urbanisation has expanded at an unprecedented rate since the beginning of the last century: urban population in relation to global population increased from 13% in 1900 to 50% in 2007. Nowadays, the urbanisation process has stabilised in developed countries but is still expanding massively in developing countries, mainly in Africa and Asia.
This uncontrolled urban explosion is conducive to public services development, it is also a source of growing tension, and in particular leads to the emergence of precarious neighbourhoods, with no spatial organisation and few or no essential services (roads, transport, electricity, sanitation, drinking water, etc.).
► Plenary session: Poverty eradication and quality of the environment in urban and peri urban areas
Joan CLOS, Executive Director, UN-Habitat
Sheela PATEL, Founder Director of SPARC and Chair, Shack/Slum Dwellers International
David SATTERTHWAITE, Senior Fellow, Human Settlements, International Institute for Environment and Development
Jean-Jacques MOINEVILLE, Executive Director, Agence Française de Développement
► Thematic session 3.1: Rehabilitation of poor neighbourhoods and the living environment
Lorraine MANGONES, Director, Association FOKAL (Haiti)
Virginie RACHMUHL, in charge of the urban programs, GRET
Mauricio PEREZ SALAZAR, Former Financial Secretary, City of Medellin
► Thematic session 3.2: Town and country planning: reconciling environmental quality and the fight against poverty in peri-urban areas
Cyprien AHOLOU, Project Manager Greater Lome project (Togo)
Bhàrat DAHIYA, Human Settlements Officer, Bangkok Office, UN-HABITAT
Guillaume JOSSE, Focal person for « Urban Projects and essential services », Agence Française de Développement
► Thematic session 3.3: Sanitation and other essential services: how to break the economic and technical deadlock in poor districts?
Janique ETIENNE, Deputy Director, water and sanitation division, Agence Française de Développement
Olivier GILBERT, Responsible for social innovations, Veolia Environnement
Arba Jules OUEDRAOGO, Inspector of Services, ONEA (Burkina-Faso)