Two HFH Macedonia projects presented in Geneva
It was an honor for HFH Macedonia two of its ongoing projects to be selected and presented at the 2nd Housing Forum Europe & Central Asia, organized by four partnering organizations: Habitat for Humanity International, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE).
The project Legalization of Roma Housing has been presented within the Forum’s Track B: Housing solutions, as part of the session titled: Case studies in Roma housing: How to use empowerment (Macedonia) and participatory design (Slovakia) for providing sustainable housing solu¬tions for the Roma, while the project Energy Efficiency for the Low-Income Housing Sector has been presented within the Forum’s Track D: Housing and human development.
The 2nd Housing Forum Europe & Central Asia took place on April 22-24, 2013 in the UN headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. The debates and discussions touched on important thematic areas. Among the voiced recommendations were calls to increase the supply of rental housing through new models, address the problem of management and deterioration of privatized multi-household housing and work with Roma on empowerment and legalization of informal settlements.
The three-day gathering brought together 147 delegates and 71 organizations: UN agencies, international NGOs, Red Cross and Red Crescent, academia, financing institutions, housing experts, real estate business and donors from 38 countries.