Pre-CHOGM Seminar

Commonwealth Peoples Forum Valletta Malta 2005

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Day One. Monday 21 November

Spatial Knowledge and Land Economy in Achieving Sustainable Development

SESSION 1 Presentations
Welcome: Clifford Dann, ( UK ) CASLE Europe Region President
Introduction: Brian Coutts, ( New Zealand ) CASLE President
Speaker 1: Emily Njeru, ( Kenya ) GEOMAPS AfricaSpatial knowledge in the achievement of relevant Millennium Development Goals (using GIS and LIS) – solutions and experiences in Rwanda and Kenya
Speaker 2: Clare Hadley, ( UK ) Ordnance Survey – European Affairs AdviserSustainable land information for sustainable development
Speaker 3: Carol Agius, ( Malta ) Malta Association of Geographical InformationGIS – A tool for sustainable development
SESSION 2 Workshops
Setting the scene: Dr Mark Collins, Director of the Commonwealth Foundation Demonstrations of the application of GIS and LISWorkshops on specific topics, leaders drawn fromBrian Coutts, Matthew Gatt, Randolph Camilleri, Clifford Dann, Kit WeddleRapporteurs drawn from:Eddie Borrill, Brian Waldy, Mario Azzopadi, Emedio Attard, Michelle Camilleri

Day Two. Tuesday 22 November

Construction Professions Working Together to Ensure Environmental Sustainability (MDG7)

SESSION 1 Role and Significance
Introduction. Chair: Ron Tate, ( UK ) President RTPI
Opening Message: Godwin Cassar, Director General, Malta Environment & Planning Authority
Speaker 1: Llewellyn Van Wyk , ( South Africa ) CAA President. Infrastructure and the Millennium Development Goals: A Framework for Enhancing the Efficacy of the Role of the Construction Sector
Speaker 2: Vincent Buhagiar, ( Malta ) University of Malta. Sustainable Development and Building Design in Malta
Speaker 3: Paul Fleming, ( UK ) IESD De Montfort University. Local and regional initiatives to reduce carbon emissions; a multi-disciplinary approach
SESSION 2 Working Together
Introduction. Chair: Tony Ridley, ( UK ) CEC President
Speaker 4: Ron Tate. Sustainable communities and the new UK planning system. Have we got it right?
Speaker 5: Christos Panayiotides, ( Cyprus ) CAA Regional Vice President Europe. Cyprus and Sustainable Development
Panel Session 1 Partnership and Networks
Introduction: Kim Mullard, ( UK ) Programme Co-ordinator, ComHabitatUsing ComHabitat: Commonwealth networks and the UN Connection
Panel Discussion: All speakers
Panel Session 2 Key messages for Governments
Proposals: Clifford Dann
Panel Discussion: All speakers



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