“We need to empower the people living in informal settlements” – An interview with Howaida Barakat from the Ministry of Housing, Egypt

Howaida Barakat| March 21st 2017|Categories: CREATING LIVEABLE CITIES, REALISING INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT|Tags: , , , |

Howaida Barakat

Howaida Barakat

Howaida Barakat is Advisor of International Cooperation at the Ministry of Housing, Utilities and Urban Communities in Egypt. Her work focuses on informal settlements and sustainable housing, among other topics.
Howaida Barakat

In Egypt there are almost 850 000 people living in unsafe areas. We talked to Howaida Barakat, International Cooperation Advisor at the Ministry of Housing, Utilities and Urban Communities in Egypt about how the country deals with informal settlements, how the government is attempting to understand and include the people living in informal settlements and what sustainable housing in Egypt could look like in the future.