ISULabaNtu Final Dissemination Event

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University of Westminster

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Dear Colleague,

You are kindly invited to attend the final dissemination event of ISULaBaNtu (www.isulabantu.org). The ISULabaNtu project is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (UK) and the National Research Foundation (South Africa) under the Newton Fund Urban Transformations Programme.

The project explores community-led upgrading processes in environmental management and housing construction of informal settlements in the Durban Metropolitan area in South Africa. The objective of this event is to communicate and disseminate the project findings in a practical manner to members of academia, policy makers, practitioners, local governments, community organisations and any other third-sector organisation interested in the future of self-reliance in the informal settlement upgrading space.

The event will take place on Friday, 31st January 2020 between 8:30am-5:30pm, followed by drinks reception between 5:30-7pm. Please see below for a provisional event agenda (to be updated closer tot he date).

We would be grateful if you could confirm your attendance by 17th January 2020. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require any additional information or clarification.

We look forward to seeing you in January!

With best regards,

ISULabaNtu Team

EVENT AGENDA:

08:30-9:00 Registration

09:00-09:30 Introduction and 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 / Site Visit

14:00-15:00 Section 3: Water and Sanitation in Informal Settlements Upgrading: Case Studies from eThekwini Municipality (Prof Chris Buckley, University of KwaZulu-Natal; Dr Priti Parikh, 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

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