Committed to Sustainable Cities and Human Settlements for All

In Special Consultative Status with ECOSOC

The Distinguished Speakers
Prof. Petteri Taalas
Secretary General
World Meteorological Organization
Ambassador Anwarul K.Chowdhury
Chairman of Global Forum on Human Settlements
Former UN Under-Secretary-General and High Representative
Prof. Marina Silva
Minister of Environment and
Climate Change, Brazil
Mr.Padma K Mainalee
Joint Secretary, Urban Development Division
Ministry of Urban Development,Nepal
Ms.Gauri Singh
Deputy Director-General
International Renewable Energy Agency
Mr. Apostolos Tzitzikostas
Governor of Central Macedonia in Greece
Vice President, European Committee of the
Regions (CoR), European Union
Dr. Johan Stander
Director, Department of Services
World Meteorological Organization
Ms. Lamia Kamal-Chaoui
Director,OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship
SMEs, Regions and Cities
Mr. Adalberto Felicio Maluf Filho
National Secretary for Urban Environment and
Environmental Quality, Ministry of Environment
and Climate Change,Brazil
Ms. Alison Gilliland
Former Lord Mayor of Dublin
Dublin City Councillor, Ireland
Mr.Ricardo Rio
Mayor of Braga,Portugal
Ms. Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr
Mayor of Freetown, Sierra Leone
Dr.Chantal Line Carpentier
Head Trade, Environment,Climate Change, and Sustainable Development, Division on International Trade and Commodities, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
Ms. Loretta Hieber Girardet
Chief,Risk Knowledge, Monitoring and Capacity-Development Branch, United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
Mr. James Leather
Director,Transport Sector
Asian Development Bank
Mr.Lyu Haifeng
Secretary General of Global Forum
on Human Settlements (GFHS)
Mr.Choudhury Rudra Charan Mohanty
Environment Programme  Coordinator United Nations Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD)- DSDG/UN DESA
Dr.Taj Hamad
Vice Chairman of Global Forum on Human
Settlements, Chairman, World Association
of Non-Governmental Organizations
Dr.Fernanda Carvalho
Global Policy Lead Climate & Energy Practice,WWF
Mr. Sachin Bhoite
Director of Climate Resilience,C40 Cities
Prof. Yousef Nazzal
Chair, Dept. of Life & Environmental Sciences
College of Natural & Health Sciences
Zayed University, UAE
Mr. Mohamed Al Breiki
Executive Director
Sustainable Development, Masdar City, UAE
Ms. Urda Eichhorst
Project Director, The German Agency
for International Cooperation (GIZ)
Dr. Puja Sawhney
Global Director,Climate Change
Habitat for Humanity
Ms. Jennifer Oomen
Senior Global Director, Technical Excellence
Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter
Habitat for Humanity International
Cllr Anthea Leitch
Mayoral Committee Member for Human Settlements
City of Johannesburg, South Africa
Mr. Paul Holthus
Founding President and CEO
World Ocean Council