Elizabeth Campbell, vice president for programs at the Rockefeller Brothers Fund represented the European Foundation Centre at the HABITAT III informal hearings for stakeholders. This is part of the official process in towards the HABITAT III conference 17-20 October and was a chance for stakeholders to present their input to the Zero Draft of the New Urban Agenda.
Her testimony was based on the official input paper the EFC’s Funders Forum for Sustainable Cities prepared. In it, the New Urban Agenda Zero Draft is welcomed and its strong focus on inclusion, human rights, equity, and sustainability are applauded. Furthermore, it outlines five areas in which philanthropy contributes to the goals of the new urban agenda 1) Innovation; 2) accountability and monitoring; 3) strengthening organisations and networking; 4) data, research and evidence, and 5) innovative financing models.