FIG at the 3rd World Urban Forum

Vancouver, Canada 18-23 June 2006

Picture Gallery

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Opening ceremony of the 3rd Urban Forum gathered more than 6,000 people to the plenary hall of VCEC.

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Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka, Executive Director of UN-Habitat opened the WUF.
 

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Global Land Tool Network to develop pro poor land tools was launched at the WUF. Focal points for GLTN are Dr. Clarissa Augustinus and Mr. Ulrik Westman.

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As most of the session also the networking event on GLTN attracted lot of delegates and some people had to be turned from the doors.

 

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Dr. Clarissa Augustinus opens the GLTN session.

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Panellists at the GLTN session included Klaus Deininger, World Bank, Jan Petersen, Huairou Commission, Richard Sliuzas, ITC and President Holger Magel.

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President Magel and Mrs. Anne Stenhammer, Norwegian State Secretary. Norway and Sweden are the main sponsors of the GLTN.

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Mrs. Tibaijuka opened the GLTN Round table on Gendering Land Tools.

 

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Chair of the Gender Round table was Minister Sisulu assisted by Siraj Sait, GLTN Gender Officer.

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President Magel and Ms. Jenny Whittal at the GLTN round table on gender issues.
 

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Bengt Kjellson and Ann Jennervik chairing the session on housing financing and slum upgrading together with president Magel.

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Interested partners listening about the joint FIG / UN-Habitat activity on slum upgrading and seminar linked to WW 2008 in Stockholm.
 

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Mrs. Tibaijuka opening the Swedish booth at the exhibition.

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Mrs. Tibaijuka, Director Lars Reutersward, Bengt Kjelsson, Ann Jennervik and President Magel.

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Panellists at the Habitat Professionals Forum Networking Event.

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Active participation at the HPF session. Vice President Ken Allred in front.

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President Magel, Chair of the Habitat Professionals Forum making his opening remarks.

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President Magel and Dr. Irene Wiese - von Ofen, former chair of the Habitat Professionals Forum and Vice President of IFHP.

 

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