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Marja Hoek-Smit Spreads Awareness on Housing Finance at Home and Abroad

Marja Hoek-Smit, Director of the International Housing Finance Program, jointly with the University of Cape Town Business School, coordinated the fifth annual Executive Education Course on Housing Finance for Sub-Sharan Africa in Cape Town, South Africa, from October2nd -8th, 2016. In addition to this course, Hoek-Smit also conducted a short course on housing finance and subsidy design for the Urban Sector Knowledge Forum of the World Bank Group on December 5, 2016 in Washington, DC. For her continued efforts in Housing Finance, Marja Hoek-Smit was appointed to the Advisory Board of the Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter and Finance, Habitat for Humanity, chaired by Ron Terwilliger.

Hoek-Smit supplemented these teaching responsibilities with the following activities:

Conference Wharton, Tanoto Foundation and University of Indonesia: Urbanization, Urban Housing and Housing Finance in Indonesia
Indonesia, Jakarta · November 7, 2016
Speaking on developing a research agenda between scholars from Indonesia and Wharton

Workshop Advancing the New Urban Agenda in a Shifting World
Perry World House · December 2016
Addressing the Funding Gaps in the Implementation of the Urban Agenda of Habitat III

Steering Committee Member Asia Pacific Housing Forum
Habitat for Humanity · Forum 2017
Served as a member of the Steering Committee for the preparation of the sixth Asia Pacific Housing Forum 2017, Habitat for Humanity

Real Estate Advising Hoek-Smit Advises Governments On Housing Market
Sept. – Oct. 2016
Focus Topic Per Government:

Posted February 2017

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