Events posted in 2016


Monday Oct 17, 2016 09:00AM to Thursday Oct 20, 2016 06:00PM
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HH have applied to participate in the UN Habitat conference in October this year. The conference happens every 20 years and is the third of it's kind. Officially the conference Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III).

This October, in time for the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III), select streets, public spaces, and neighborhoods in Quito will be home to the Habitat III Village: a unique space open to all where urban innovations and solutions will be showcased to reflect on urban planning, management, and sustainable development.

The Habitat III Village will be staged throughout the city, including the main venue of the Conference, and will be an innovative and vibrant space where urban planners, organizations, and urban stakeholders from all over the world will implement urban solutions, projects, and interventions as a live model and legacy of the New Urban Agenda in Quito.

Habitat III Village is an initiative of the Habitat III Secretariat with the support of the Housing Ministry of Ecuador, in collaboration with several agencies of the Metropoli-tan District of Quito, and coordinated by the Metropolitan Institute of Urban Planning and La Mariscal Neighborhood’s administration. 

WHEN: Monday Oct 17, 2016 09:00AM to
Thursday Oct 20, 2016 06:00PM


Monday Oct 03, 2016 12:00PM to Tuesday Aug 09, 2016 01:00PM
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HH has been invited to be Knowledge Partners at the “change makers room” in the upcoming forum Make Room India, held in Bengaluru (former Bangalore) in October. Coordinated in response to the joint commitment between the European Union and EU delegation to India to create an action agenda that aims to focus on four major areas of healthcare, inequality, climate change and education. The outcome of the 7 day forum will be the “Action Agenda for Change 2020” that will list scalable and sustainable solutions to local and global problems, of which we will embed the Housing for Health methodology as we’ve shown can be applied to any location or community in the world.


Changemakers Room 2016 is a seven day training forum, gathering 100 of the world’s most aspiring minds to identify current most pressing local and global problems. 100 change makers from all over the world will work closely with philanthropists, visionaries, global social change leaders, Nobel laureates, politicians, grassroots development practitioners and global non-formal education trainers to find innovative solutions to those local and global problems. Through role-play, research, case-studies, field visits, practical training and interactions with industry professionals change makers will enhance their diplomacy, negotiation, consensus-building, problem solving skills and cultural intelligence for leadership. Action Agenda for Change 2020 will serve as an official agreement among politicians and change makers to enforce solutions to prevent and stop the identified issues.


Action Agenda for Change 2020 (ACC2020) is a set of numerous innovative solutions to global issues to be adopted during the Change makers' Room 2016, on the October 8th and executed during the following 4 years by 100 aspiring Action Agenda for Change ambassadors worldwide.


The Changemakers' Room is designed to impact the entire world by: 1. creating well-defined, immediate action-oriented plan of change to be executed in the following four years; 2.creating a stronger, sustainable global change maker network; 3. electing 100 aspiring ambassadors of change executing innovative solutions worldwide.


WHERE: ST Joseph's College
36, Langford Rd, Langford Gardens, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560027, India
WHEN: Monday Oct 03, 2016 12:00PM to
Tuesday Aug 09, 2016 01:00PM


Thursday Sep 15, 2016 12:00PM to Friday Sep 16, 2016 01:00PM
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"Regulations for sustainability in Plumbing – a case for international standards"


The conference will open discussion on plumbing’s critical and essential role in providing a healthy and safe environment for the people of the world. It will also address the plumbing role in ensuring, through regulation, that the four pillars in which plumbing operates, namely, ENERGY, SANITATION, ENVIRONMENT and WATER, are never compromised on the altar of greed and non-compliance.

WHERE: Cape Town International Conference Centre
WHEN: Thursday Sep 15, 2016 12:00PM to
Friday Sep 16, 2016 01:00PM

GLOBAL IDEAS: Many faces of Global Health

Friday Sep 02, 2016 09:00AM to Sunday Sep 04, 2016 06:00PM
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HH will be attending the upcoming Forum in Melbourne where the focus is on global health. The three day forum aims to be participatory through labs, design jams and forum.

From the organisers:

We recognise that global health challenges are complex, unpredictable, interdependent and often driven by factors outside the health sector. Therefore our programs draw participants from our diverse, interdisciplinary community and provide action oriented learning to build the capacity of our community to lead change:

FORUM engages and inspires action on global health inequities. The program is shaped around five personas that capture the diverse spectrum of action that leads to global health impact. Participants leave with new knowledge of the range of global health issues and the ways we can act individually and collectively. Empowered to continue their educational journey with new networks to connect to opportunities and new tools to approach challenges systematically and creatively.

LABS inspire and engage more deeply by providing more detailed analysis of a single issue in global health. A content expert leads highly interactive small group sessions aimed at translating and transferring the latest academic work into insights that change the way we live and work. We encourage shared peer-to-peer learning through reflection on various aspects of the action agenda including leadership, advocacy, collaboration and ethical deliberation.

DESIGN JAMS provide problem-based experiential learning for global health action. Jams are highly facilitated immersion in the process of design to move beyond empathy, understanding and ideas into building and testing solutions that may be further developed and applied by our program partners. Our facilitators embed training in design thinking in the global health and development context to advance our understanding of both.

WHERE: University of Melbourne
WHEN: Friday Sep 02, 2016 09:00AM to
Sunday Sep 04, 2016 06:00PM

The Community Plumbing Challenge

Saturday Jul 09, 2016 09:00AM to Sunday May 15, 2016 05:00PM

Community Plumbing Challenge 2016 will combine multi-disciplinary teams, with a cross-section of expertise expanding on the skills pathway and career options for Plumbing apprentices and professionals in South Africa, and around the world. Hosted by local team WASSUP (the Water, Amenities and Sanitation Services Upgrade Programme) and DACN (the Diepsloot
Arts and Culture Network), teams from Australia, USA and South Africa will compete to work toward upgrading toilet cubicles removed from Diepsloot to be reinstalled and tested in the months that follow the challenge.

WHERE: Johannesburg South Africa
WHEN: Saturday Jul 09, 2016 09:00AM to
Sunday May 15, 2016 05:00PM