Habitat III grantees
Six World Social Science Fellows attended Habitat III, which took place in October 2016, in Quito, Ecuador.
Fellows participated in a number of discussions and events, reporting on developments in the official conference proceedings, as well as attending side events on the fringes of the conference. The Fellows attended the conference as part of the International Council for Science (ICSU) delegation and participated in events organized by both ICSU and the Cities Alliance.
The Fellows selected to participate in Habitat III were Arnisson Andre C. Ortega (Philippines); Peter Omu Elias (Nigeria) [unable to attend]; Natalie Rosales Pérez (Mexico); Sohail Ahmad (India); Rodrigo Mora (Chile) and Tracy-Ann N. Hyman (Jamaica).
The United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, or Habitat III, was the third in a series of conferences which began in 1976. Habitat III was intended to ‘reinvigorate’ the global political commitment to the sustainable development of urban areas, and resulted in the New Urban Agenda, which aims to set a direction for global strategy around urbanization for the next two decades in the light of the post-2015 development agenda and climate change goals.