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Launch of the Online Programme & Launch of the Survey of the Built Environment Professions in the Commonwealth
As part of preparations for the 2020 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting that was due to be held in Kigali, Rwanda this month, the Association of Commonwealth Universities, the Commonwealth Association of Architects, the Commonwealth Association of Planners, and the Commonwealth Local Government Forum, with support from The Prince’s Foundation, the Rwandan Ministry of Infrastructure, the Rwandan Ministry of Local Government, the Commonwealth Engineers Council and others, have been working together to promote sustainable urbanisation in the Commonwealth. A Programme of online sessions has been created which engages with that theme. The programme will be officially launched in this webinar by:

• HRH The Prince of Wales

This event will be chaired by Ms Dyan Currie AM, President of the Commonwealth Association of Planners with contributions from:

• Hon Claver Gatete, Minister of Infrastructure, Rwanda
• Mr Kalim Siddiqui, President, Commonwealth Association of Architects, Pakistan
• Rev Mpho MW Moruakgomo, Chairperson of Commonwealth Local Government Forum, Botswana
• Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng, Council Member, Association of Commonwealth Universities & Vice-Chancellor, University of Cape Town, South Africa

The launch event will be immediately followed by the first in the series of webinars; this will present the key findings of the Survey of the Built Environment Professions in the Commonwealth. This will be presented by Mr Peter Oborn, Senior Vice President at the Commonwealth Association of Architects, followed by a panel discussion which will include:

• Dr David Howard, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
• Mr VK Madhavan, Chief Executive, WaterAid, India
• Prof Barbara Norman, University of Canberra, Australia
• Ms Astrid Haas, International Growth Centre, Uganda

We expect to hear from the voices of Youth, City Mayors and others in the Q&A section, during which there will also be time for live questions from the audience.

Jun 24, 2020 12:00 PM in London

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