Thematic Session - 3
Policy, Institutional and Financial Frameworks
for Scaling of Slum Redevelopment Initiatives
20th October 2022 Session (3.45 pm to 05.15 pm )
Addressing the challenge of existing slums and future need for affordable housing in urban India must adopt a
“systems approach” based on a set of core principles that lend to a systematic change with long term vision for
driving transformation at all levels. To deliver “adequate housing” at scale in India requires a comprehensive
systems approach that offers flexibility to respond to the changing urban dynamics in cities and communities.
Three pillars encapsulate the proposed Systems Approach: (I) Integration: sectoral and institutional integration;
(ii) Holistic planning and governance, and (iii) Partnerships for financing. A systems approach acknowledges
that given the urban diversity in India, the conventional “one-size-fits-all” rationale must be replaced with a
“fit-for-purpose” intent in design and implementation of policies and programmes.
- What are the new and transformative approaches that can be taken to address the housing needs of the
most vulnerable groups? How can progressive urban housing programmes be scaled up?
- An impact-oriented governance requires successful convergence of mandates and responsibilities of
multilateral organizations, national and sub-national governments, and networks of local governments, and
organization. What interventions are necessary for multi-level institutional reforms to be pro-equity to slum
upgrading and preventing slums?
What are the new emerging partnerships for social equity-oriented financing? how can tha risks of privatizations of public goods with engagement of non-state actors and other types of external donors be minimized and mitigated?
- what policies/procedures can be put in place to ensure such frontier technologies are aligned with the universal values?
Chair and Moderator: Ms. Parul Agarwala, Country Programme Manager, UN-Habitat India
Panel Discussion: (10 minutes each)
- Ms. Bindu Sreedathan, Deputy Director General (HFA), MoHUA
- Mr. Arthit Tangtasawad, Senior Architect, Community Organization Development Institute (CODI)
- Ms. Lajana Manandhar, Executive Director, LUMANTI; Coordinator, ACHR
- Ms. Sri H. Sofjan, Senior Program Administrator & Strategist, Huairou Commission
- Sh. Sanjay Joshi, Senior General Manager & Head, Affordable & Green Housing, HDFC Ltd.
- Dr. Yan Zhang, Senior Urban Specialist and Coordinator for Housing & Sh. Abhijit Shankar Ray, Senior Urban Specialist, World Bank
- Sh. Abhijit Shankar Ray, Senior Urban Specialist, World Bank
- Sh. Vishal Goyal, General Manager, National Housing Bank
- Sh. Duk Hwan Son, Senior Programme officer, UN-Habitat
- Dr. N. Sridharan, SPA Bhopal
* Speakers are to be confirmed