National Housing Forum 

“Housing at the Center”

– Tentative Agenda

Venue: InterContinental Phnom Penh

Date:  8:00am to 5:00pm, 27 June 2017


Time Track Speakers/presenters
0745 – 08.15 Assembly of participants and registration
08.15 Opening plenary
08.20 8.25 National anthem
08.30 08.40 Welcome remarks Bernadette Bolo-Duthy

National Director,

Habitat for Humanity Cambodia

08.40-08.50 Introduction of keynote speaker H.E. Dr Beng Hong Socheat Khmero, Director General

General Department of Housing

0850-9.30 Keynote speaker H.E Senior Minister Chea Sophara Ministry for Land Management Urban Planning and Construction
Group Photos
09.40 Break
10.00 -12.00 Cambodia’s Housing Challenges Now & Beyond Presentations and Panel Discussion
The Housing Sector, the Government Perspective H.E. Dr Beng Hong Socheat Khemro, Director General, General Department of Housing
Demographic Change and the Urban-Rural Divide, a Research Perspective Dr Tep Makathy, Director Founder, Cambodian Institute for Urban Studies
Community-Based Perspective Community Representative
A Private Sector Perspective on Housing Yuk Sothirith

General Manager

Worldbridge Homes Co., Ltd.

Housing Organization Perspective Bernadette Bolo-Duthy

National Director

Habitat for Humanity Cambodia

12.00-13.00 Lunch
13.00- 14.30 Parallel Breakout Presentation & Panel Sessions:

Housing Initiatives & Issues in Cambodia

Session 1:  Affordable Sustainable & Climate Resilient Housing Designs and Technologies
Sustainable & Resilient Housing Options & Minimum Requirements, (“the Housing Manual”) Sok Sam On

Director Technical Housing Department

Housing design: a flexible community led and incremental approach David Cole

Director Building Trust International

Inclusive design for affordable housing Habitat for Humanity Cambodia and CDPO
Disaster Resilient Housing Design H.E. Khun Sokha

The advisor and the Chief of department of training of

National Committee for Disaster Management

Session 2: Accessible Housing Finance
Affordable Housing Finance looking forward, a Government Perspective Tep Kosal, Director of the Housing Foundation and Housing Loan Department, GDH
Self Help Groups and Housing Finance Meas Kimseang, Manager, Community Development Foundation
Housing Products for Low-income Groups Mr. Rom Vannara

Head of Credit and Branch Supervision

Micro-finance Institution

Housing Finance for Middle Income Groups Nou Sotiara,

Vice President & Deputy Head of Credit Division, ACLEDA Bank

Challenges of youth/ young professionals in accessing housing Heng Sakada,

Head of Credit, First Finance

Current Experiences & Challenges in Housing Finance for Low Income Group the MFI Perspective Yun Sovanna,

General Secretary

Cambodia Micro-Finance Association

Session 3: The Regulatory Framework, Skills and Labour Needs for Accessible Housing
The Evolving Regulatory Framework Mr. Ly Chanphakdey,

Director of the Department of Regulation, Planning, and Housing Cooperation, General Department of Housing

TVET Program on Construction Training Mr. Teang Sak

Director of Department of Standard & Curriculum,

Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training

Affordable Housing for All, Through Market development Than Uddom, Construction Team Leader, HFHC
Women Construction Workers CARE Cambodia
Private sector perspective on Labour & Skills for Quality Construction Private Sector Representative
Session 4: Land for Housing Initiatives
Progress on Social Land Concessions Hour Kolvoan, Director of SLC Department
LASED experiences, Government Perspective Dr. Dok Doma LASED Director
Community Needs for Land for Housing Ieng Hor, representing Land & Housing Rights Network-(LAHRiN) , NGO Forum
Different community initiatives in land issues such as onsite up-grading, land sharing, slum upgrading LAHRiN Representative
14.30 Coffee break
14.45-16.30 Plenary Presentations & Panel Discussion:  What is Affordable Housing?
Remarks on Making Housing Affordable, Opportunities in the National Housing Policy H.E. Beng Hong Socheat Khmero, DG of the General Department of Housing
Draft Affordable Housing Policy H.E Ung Luyna

The member of SNEC and the Deputy Director of General Department of Budget; Ministry of Economy and Finance

Financing Affordable Housing Ms. Chun Sothany,

CEO First Finance

Housing Finance, International Perspective Begaim Sadyrova,

Investment Officer

Triple Jump BV- Responsible Investment Management & Advisory Services

Remarks on making housing affordable for urban communities through the National Housing Policy (NHP) H.E. Man Chhoeun, Chairperson Community Development Foundation
Supporting the implementation of the National Housing Policy Bernadette Bolo-Duthy, HFHC
Housing, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the New Urban Agenda Sok Vanna, Programme Manager for the United Nations Human Settlements Programme UNHABITAT
Civil Society Perspective on the NHP Tek Vannara, Executive Director, NGO Forum
16.30-17.30 Closing Plenary
Forum synthesis and key takeaways Dinky Soliman
Closing message Bernadette Bolo-Duthy
Closing message General Department of Housing