Most low-income people use available market options to put a roof over their heads. These transactions in local housing systems outstrip any philanthropic effort to improve shelter, and improving the system is a logical goal for any organization seeking to adequately house the 1.6 billion individuals who lack a decent home.
This session is a conversation between the organizations adopting a market systems development approach to create significant and long-term sustainable impact by working through market actors to effect durable change.
Co-organized by ShelterTech
Moderator: Margie Brand – Executive Director at Vikāra Institute
- Sheldon Yoder – Senior Technical Advisor, Applied Innovation, Habitat for Humanity International
- Gema Stratico – Director at Habitat for Humanity
- Sven Gehlhaar – Country Director Colombia at SwissContact
- Jennifer Weatherall – Technical Advisor Cash and Markets at Catholic Relief Services
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