ORGANIZERS

IAPS 2017 is organized by the Housing Network with the support of the Sustainability and Culture and Space Networks. The Symposium is hosted by the Institute of Human Settlements Studies (IHSS) at Ardhi University.

Ardhi University Hosts

Dr. Nathalie Jean-Baptiste

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Institute of Human Settlements Studies, Ardhi University
Tanzania

Dr. Nathalie Jean-Baptiste is co-coordinator of the IAPS Housing Network. She is a Marie Curie Global Fellow associated to the URBANgrad program at the Technical University of Darmstadt and is currently based at Ardhi University in Tanzania. Her research focuses on the relationship between urban infrastructure, society and the environment in low-income countries. Her most recent work revolves around the vulnerability of infrastructure systems to climate related risks.

Dr. Jean-Baptiste has extensive international experience bridging science and practice in Mexico, Australia, Burkina Faso and Ethiopia. She is associated with the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research in Leipzig. She has taught several courses at the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism at the Bauhaus University in Weimar and at the Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies in Rotterdam.

Relevant publication:
Herslund, L., Jalayer, F., Jean-Baptiste, N., Jørgensen, G., Kabisch, S., Kombe, W., Lindley, S., et al. (2015). A multi-dimensional assessment of urban vulnerability to climate change in Sub-Saharan Africa. Natural Hazards, 1-24 LA – English. Springer Netherlands. doi:10.1007/s11069-015-1856-x

Prof. Wilbard Kombe

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Prof. Wilbard Kombe
Institute of Human Settlements Studies, Ardhi University
Tanzania

Wilbard Kombe is Professor of Urban Land Management, and Director of the Institute of Human Settlements Studies (IHSS). His current research and projects focus include land management, governance of informal urbanization; governance of water and sanitation in peri-urban areas; measuring service delivery versus the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and Environmental Planning and Management. He has participated in and coordinated various multi- disciplinary research projects undertaken in Tanzania and in several other countries in SADC and the East African region.

Prof. Kombe has worked extensively to promote good governance and has accumulated extensive international experience consulting with the UN-Habitat, the World Bank, DANIDA, Sida in the last 20 years. He has published extensively in local and international journals as well as authored and co-authored books in the fields of urban governance in poverty; enhancing service delivery and partnerships and land management.