WUF9 Networking Event: Techo - Join TECHO in the 9th World Urban Forum

WUF9 Networking Event: Techo - Join TECHO in the 9th World Urban Forum

Youth led non-profit organization TECHO will attend the 9th World Urban Forum (WUF9). During the forum, the Latin American organization will invite the WUF9 audience to debate about the ways to respond to the reality of informal settlements, building the New Urban Agenda action plan.
In this order, TECHO will host the next two events. Join to the conversation and be part of the action to overcome poverty in informal settlements.

Networking Event. “Public-social alliances from the territory: Data produced from local governments, social organizations and communities for the implementation of the NUA”
Date / Venue: Sat. 10th, 15:00 - 17:00 - Room 408

General goal: Share experiences about data collection and mapping projects for the monitoring of the implementation of the New Urban Agenda, through the joint work of social organizations, communities, local and national governments and different key partners.

Speakers:

  • Felipe Bogotá - Regional Manager - TECHO International
  • Ricardo Jordán - Chief of Human Settlements Unit - Economic Commission for Latin America and The Caribbean (ECLAC)
  • Hely Olivares - Principal Executive from the Vice Presidency of Social Development - Development Bank for Latin America (CAF)
  • Leona Monger - Slums Dwellers International - Liberia
  • Dorice Bosibori - Slum Dwellers International - Kenya

Side Event. “Informal settlements as the epicenter for the challenges of sustainable development”
Date / Venue: Mon. 12th, 17:00 - 18:00 - Room 406

General goal: Analyze the main challenges for implementing the New Urban Agenda in informal settlements.

Speakers:

Luis Bonilla - Director of Institutional Relations - TECHO International Lorena Zárate - President - Habitat International Coalition (HIC) Juliet Braslow - Associate Social Affairs Officer - Economic Commission for Latin America and The Caribbean (ECLAC)

We are also invited to participate in the next sessions:

Special session on Informal settlements and slum upgrading
Host: UN-Habitat

Fri. 9th, 14:30-16:30

CSO Stakeholders Roundtable - The New Urban Agenda in Action
Host: General Assembly of Partners - CSO Partner Constituency Group

Fri. 9th, 14:30 - 16:30

Integrating accountability into implementing the SDGs and the New Urban Agenda: innovation in monitoring new agendas for cities
Host: ECLAC

Sun. 11th, 9:00-11:00 - One UN Room

Urban health as a unifying framework for sustainable development in Latin American Cities
Host: ECLAC

Mon. 12th, 9:00-11:00 Room 407

You can also follow TECHO’s journey on the #WUF9 on Twitter , with the HT #TECHOenWUF.

Want to know more about TECHO?

TECHO is a youth led non-profit organization present in 19 countries of Latin America & the Caribbean. Through the collaborative work among families living in poverty conditions in informal settlements and youth volunteers, TECHO seeks to overcome poverty in slums. TECHO is convinced that inequality can be permanently eradicated if society as a whole recognizes poverty as a priority and actively works to overcome it. In twenty years, TECHO has worked with more than one million volunteers. Nowadays, it is implementing projects in more than 600 informal settlements, working side by side with approximately 1.700 community leaders.

TECHO is based on three main pillars:

  1. The promotion of community development in slums, through a process of community strengthening that promotes representative and validated leadership, and drives the organization and participation of millions of families living in slums to be actors of their own development generating themselves solutions together with different actors in society.
  2. Fostering social awareness and action, with special emphasis on generating critical and determined volunteers working with the families living in slums while involving different social entities.
  3. Political advocacy that promotes necessary structural changes to ensure to generate structural solutions that construction of a fair egalitarian and poverty-free society.

TECHO is present in Argentina, Bolivia, Brasil, Colombia, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Dominican Republic, Uruguay and Venezuela. In the United States, we have offices in Miami and New York. The headquarter is in Santiago of Chile.

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