Architect Teddy Cruz has taught and lectured in various universities in the US, Latin America, and Europe. From 2000-2005, Teddy Cruz was associate professor in the School of Architecture at Woodbury University, San Diego. Currently, he is an associate professor in Public Culture and Urbanism in the Visual Arts Department at the University of California, San Diego. For his contributions to architecture pedagogy, Teddy received the Robert Taylor Teaching Award from the ACSA. As a member of the Board of Directors of CCDC, as co-chair of the Hot Topics Committee for the Council of Design Professionals in San Diego, and as a member of the International Editorial Board of AD Magazine in London, he is involved in many civic and cultural advocacy groups at multiple levels.
Manager, Cities Alliance
William Cobbett as Manager, leads Cities Alliance - a global partnership for urban poverty reduction. He was coordinator of Planact, an urban NGO providing technical support to civic organizations and trades unions in South Africa. He then moved to the ANC where he was National Coordinator of the Department of Local and Regional Government and Housing. He was later appointed Director General of the National Department of Housing. William has a BA (Hons) degree from Middlesex Polytechnic in London.
Founding Director of the International Academy for Design and Health
Alan Dilani is founder and General Director of the International Academy for Design and Health. He is co-founder of the Journal, World Health Design and founding director of the Masters program on Design and Health at the University of Portsmouth. Professor Dilani lectures worldwide and is the author of numerous articles and books in the field of Design and Health. He holds a Masters of Architecture from the Polytechnic of Turin, Italy and a Ph.D. in Health Facility Design from the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm.c
President, International Union of Architects
Albert Dubler is president of the International Union of Architects and has been in private practice in Strasbourg, France since 1988. For decades, he has been a strong advocate of sustainable development in Europe and this commitment grew into the defense of responsible architectural design globally. He has participated in the work of the UIA Professional Practice Commission since 2005, and became Vice-President in 2008. He served alongside the UIA in the UN's climate change conferences in Copenhagen and Cancun.
President, Engineers Without Borders International
Steen Frederiksen is President of Engineers without Borders International and Chairman of Engineers without Borders Denmark. He is also a member of The Society of Danish Engineers and the Association of Consulting Engineers. Since 1997, he has been an Independent consultant engaged with contract advisory services, dispute adjudication and general trouble shooting for international projects. He has a Masters negree in Civil and Structural Engineering from the Techinical University of Denmark.
Principal, Kansara Hackney Ltd
Roderick Hackney is a former President of the International Union of Architects and the Royal Institute of British Architects. Mr. Hackney is employed on various initiatives as a facilitator or coordinator in projects linking those in need, such as community groups, to those who provide, such as private financiers or Governmental Departments. He regularly chairs or partakes in international design competitions, and has working experience in the Far East, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas.
Professor/ Principal Architect, Harber & Associates
Rodney Harber is a South African architect and urban planner with forty years experience in sustainable development, alternative technologies, conservation, and housing development. He is an advocate for the built environment, in particular for Africa and represents Africa on the UNESCO Council and UIA. He was founding member of the Built Environment Support Group and is a Special Advisor to UN Habitat and a member of Global Studio. The recipient of several awards, he lectures extensively on architecture and development.
Founder of ESSACA in Cameroon
Jean-Jacques Kotto is an architect from Douala, Cameroon. He founded his architectural practice, G2A, in Yaoundé in 1984 and served as president of the African Union of Architects from 2003 to 2008. To better serve the architectural education of Cameroonians, Jean-Jacques created the ESSACA (Ecole Supérieure Spéciale d'Architecture du Cameroun) in 2009. The ESSACA allows students to get an architectural education at an international standard within Cameroon.
Professor, Durham University, United Kingdom
Steve Lindsay is a public health entomologist who has studied vector-borne diseases for over 30 years and has worked throughout Asia and Africa - publishing over 130 peer-reviewed papers. He was a member of the team in the 1980s that showed that insecticide-treated bednets reduced malaria deaths. More recently, his team demonstrated the importance of house screening to reduce anemia in children, and that larval control can be an extremely effective method of malaria control in specific situations.
Associate Professor, University of Yaounde, Cameroon
Wilfred Mbacham holds doctorate degrees in both Molecular Parasitology and Tropical Public Health from Harvard University. He has been involved in the field of molecular parasitology for the past 16 years and has contributed scientifically in the profiling of the molecular epidemiology of drug resistance in Cameroon and Africa. Prof. Mbacham has provided important clinical and safety data for policy considerations for past and newly introduced anti-malarial drugs in Cameroon.
Community Resident, Cameroon
Dieudonné Nga was born in the community of Minkoaméyos in Yaoundé, Cameroon and remains a resident to this day. Mr. Nga, a retired logger/forester, is now among the key resources in Minkoaméyos. He was the president of the health district of Nkolbisson, the region in which Minkoaméyos is located. He was also the president of the local committee for a sustainable housing project. In the Building Malaria Prevention project, he assists with communication between the community and external stakeholders.
President, American Institute of Architect's Academy of Architecture for Health
Dan Noble is a recognized international leader in the practice of architecture. He is a thought leader on conceptual design, collaborative team building, evidence-based research and the design of healing environments. He serves as executive vice president and director of design for HKS, Inc, ranked among the top healthcare-specialized architectural firms. Noble has over 30 years experience in healthcare architecture collaborating with internationally prominent architectural, research and healthcare consulting firms. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects.
Adjunct Professor, University of Sydney/Director, Healthabitat
Paul Pholeros trained as an architect at the University of Sydney, and has run a private architectural practice working on urban, rural and remote projects throughout Australia since 1984. He is also a partner of Healthabitat, which works to improve the health of Aboriginal people, particularly children, by making healthier living environments in many remote and rural areas of Australia. The organization's 'Housing for Health' program won the World Habitat Awards in 2011.
Pediatrician/Manager, Cameroon Coalition Against Malaria
Esther Tallah is an experienced pediatrician in Cameroon. Having worked for Plan International as National Health Coordinator for its Cameroon program for almost ten years, Esther is now the Manager of Cameroon Coalition Against Malaria (CCAM). CCAM is an advocacy organization affiliated with the Malaria Consortium. Esther is UNITAID Board member representing Communities until 2011. She is also the Alternate Board Member for Southern NGOs for Roll Back Malaria.