Habitat International Coalition
Global network for the right to habitat and social justice
Minutes of the 2017 General Assembly
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The General Assembly of HIC, held in Nairobi on October 10, 2017, had a great participation, good spirit and excellent willingness. The Assembly was attended by 51 participants from 36 organizations and 23 countries. HIC's global struggles for social justice, gender equality, and environmental sustainability, and the defence, promotion and realization of human rights related to housing and land in both rural and urban areas are reflected in the daily work of HIC Members in Africa.
Author: HIC General Secretariat

1. Welcome speech

Lorena Zárate, HIC President.??Thanked all who were present and said it was exciting to have the Assembly in Nairobi. She explained the agenda, how a General Assembly worked; because she observed that a number of HIC members representatives had not been to any HIC assembly. This was done because the agenda needed to be approved before the meeting began. There would be presentations of different reports for members to know what each one is doing. After the break, there would be an open discussion on ideas, proposals, challenges, initiatives etc. This would be followed by an agreement on how to move forward. She asked for proposals on what people felt had been omitted from the Agenda.

Davinder Lamba, HIC Wisdom Keeper. Welcomed the assembly to Nairobi. He stated that the HIC constitution required a face to face General Assembly once a year. They held a lot of online meetings. He noted that success had been realized by piggy backing on global activities. He announced that Mazingira Institute and Pamoja

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