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Geneva UN Charter Centres of Excellence

Geneva UN Charter Centres of Excellence (in short: Centres of Excellence) support the Committee in the implementation of the Geneva UN Charter on Sustainable Housing. They actively disseminate information on the Charter and its principles not only through publications, media, national and local events, but also through organizing capacity building and networking activities. Depending on their specialization and available expertise, the Centres of Excellence work at national and/or international level on topics covered by the Charter. They collect best practices, research, support, and/or offer training in the field of housing, sustainable smart cities, urban development, and land management.

Activities of the Centres of Excellence are coordinated by the secretariat. The Centres of Excellence are subject to periodic reporting to document their achievements against agreed action plans. They report to the Committee at its annual sessions. In between sessions, they are accountable to the Committee Bureau.

Established Geneva UN Charter Centres of Excellence and contacts: 

Estonia

Centre of Excellence on Sustainable Housing

Mr. Andres JAADLA
Chair, The Estonian Union of Co-operative Housing Associations (EKYL)
Telephone: +372 627 5742
Email: jaadla@ekyl.ee

Ms. Anu SARNET
Coordinator
Telephone: +372 627 5742, +372 627 5740 (Secretary)
Email: anu.sarnet@ekyl.ee
Website: ekyl.ee

Memorandum of Understanding

 

 

United Kingdom

Centre of Excellence on Smart Sustainable Cities
 
Mr. Brian EVANS
Head of Urbanism, Mackintosh School of Architecture
The Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Telephone: +44 (0) 141 353 4500; +44 (0) 7801 495 155
Email: b.evans@gsa-urbanism.org
Website: www.gsa.ac.uk
 
Memorandum of Understanding

 

Albania

Centre of Excellence on Sustainable and Resilient Settlements

Mr. Dritan Shutina
Executive Director of Co-PLAN Institute for Habitat Development
Universiteti POLIS
Rr. "Bylis" 12, Kashar, Tiranë
KP 2995
Tel: +355 4 240 74 23/4
Email: dritan_shutina@co-plan.org

Memorandum of Understanding

 

Norway

Centre of Excellence on Sustainable Development Goal City Transition
 
Ms. Agata KRAUSE
Head, 2030 Agenda and International Relations
Centre for Sustainable Development
Trondheim kommune
Email: agata.aleksandra.krause@trondheim.kommune.no
Website: https://www.trondheim.kommune.no  

Memorandum of Understanding
 

Switzerland

Centre of Excellence on Smart Sustainable Cities and Sustainable Urban Development

Dr. Alexandre B. Hedjazi, PhD
Academic Deputy International Affairs, University of Geneva
Director Global Environmental Policy Program
Senior Lecturer,  Institute  for Environmental Sciences
66 Blvd Carl Vogt, B312, 1205 Geneva- Switzerland
Tel. +41 22 379 08 28
Email: AlexandreBabak.Hedjazi@unige.ch

Memorandum of Understanding

Canada

Centre of Excellence on Youth Homelessness Prevention

Mr.   Stephen  Gaetz
Professor and President of the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness (Homeless  Hub)
York  University, 631 Kaneff Tower, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, Ontario  M3J  1P3
Tel. +416 736 2100  ext. 20050 (office)
E-mail: sgaetz@yorku.ca

Memorandum of Understanding

Italy

Centre of Excellence on Sustainable Finance for Cities and Infrastructure

Ms.   Anna  Gervasoni
Center for Development and Innovation and of the Center on Finance for Growth and Innovation of LIUC Business School, Corso  Matteotti, 22, Castellanza, Italy
Tel: +39 0331572111
Email:  agervasoni@liuc.it

Memorandum of Understanding

 

Spain

Centre of Excellence on Sustainable Housing Norman Foster Foundation

Ms. Esperanza Pino
Coordinator, NFF UN Centre of Excellence
Norman Foster Foundation
Calle del Monte Esquinza, 48
28010 Madrid, Spain
Email: epg@normanfosterfoundation.org

Memorandum of Understanding