International Housing Coalition
Weekly Update
November 13, 2015
In this Update 

Webinar: Displacement Profiling in Urban Settings

The Urban Refugee Task Team invites you to join them  for the ninth in a series of urban webinars aimed to promote good practices and learning in urban programming.
The Joint IDP Profiling Service will present on the role of displacement profiling in urban areas,  introducing profiling as a collaborative approach to analyzing and understanding displacement situations, and discusses particular challenges that relate to examining urban displacement situations as well as opportunities for addressing them through profiling.

WHEN: Thursday November 26th, 9:30 AM EST
WHERE: Online 

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Brookings Event: The Accent of the Developing World

We live today at a time of great progress for the global poor. Never before have so many people, in so many developing countries, made so much progress. Since the early 1990s, more than 1 billion people have been lifted out of extreme poverty, and improved their lives in many different ways. P

Please join the Brookings Institution and author Steven Radlet for a discussion of his new book, " The Great Surge. " The book tells the story of this unprecedented economic, social, and political transformation and suggests solutions to address global issues such as climate change, urbanization, and governance while still helping the poorest of the poor. 

WHEN: Friday November 20th, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
WHERE: Brookings Institution 
1775 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington D.C.

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Save the Date: Water for the Poor Act 10th Anniversary 

The IHC is particularly pleased to share this invitation. The passage and of the Senator Paul Simon Water for the Poor Act in 2005 was a stupendous victory for all who believed that clean water and basic sanitation is critical to improving lives around the world. The IHC has been one of many voices advocating on this legislation from the beginning and remains a leading voice for greater awareness of the WASH needs of the poor in urban and peri-urban areas.  

Please join WASH Advocates for a celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Senator Paul Simon Water for the Poor Act, the law that made safe drinking water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) a foreign policy priority of the United States.  The program will feature a photo exhibition of successful U.S. funded WASH projects, brief remarks from key lawmakers about the importance of WASH to international development, and time for networking. The program will be accompanied by hors d'oeuvres and cocktails.  

WHEN: Tuesday December 8th, 5 - 7 PM EST
WHERE: Kennedy Caucus Room, Russell Senate Office Building
Washington D.C. 

RSVP for the event here
In the News and Around the Web
  • Read a journal article from World Politics Review profiling Peru's challenges and successes addressing urbanization and governance here
  • Read a press release on a new Office or Urbanization within the Harvard Graduate School of Design here
  • Read an article on the challenges of negotiating slum-dwellers rights when living on top of a world heritage site in Mexico here.

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