POSCO-Habitat for Humanity Steel Village project to be presented at the 2018 United Nations High Level Political Forum on the SDGs

A few months’ ago, HFH’s long term partner, POSCO (Korean Steel Company) had their CSR project highlighted by the UN SDG website. Most of what is highlighted is the project through partnership with Habitat for Humanity with a specific focus on the recently completed 104-house community in Vietnam. POSCO has been a critical partner for Habitat AP and worked with HFH across the region including, Myanmar, Korea, Vietnam, Thailand and Indonesia. This initiative undertaken in partnership with Habitat for Humanity Vietnam, was also shared at an annual session of the United Nations Commission on Population and Development in April 2018 that met to discuss sustainable cities, human mobility and international migration. The initiative is posted on the UN SDGs online platform for sharing knowledge and expertise by public, private and civil society stakeholders (please see the link https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/partnership/?p=23282).

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Kelly Koch, the National Director for HFH Vietnam has now been invited to join POSCO to speak in a side event at in New York at the UN during the High Level Political Forum on SDGs to commemorate this achievement. HFH Korea was very instrumental in making this this opportunity possible and this includes POSCO covering Kelly’s joining the Korean government delegation to the Forum. POSCO will also cover her travel expenses to New York. Presentations during the event will focus on the best practice of inclusive solutions on the implementation of the SDGs. HFH representation at such at such high level is exciting and demonstrates the power of partnerships and how HFH contributes to the implementation of the SDGs.

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Brief details for the event are:-

  • Side event Title:  “The Power of Partnerships: Finding Inclusive Solutions for Sustainable Societies”
  • Host: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea, Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and Global Compact Network Korea
  • Place: CR3 at the UN headquarters in New York
  • Date & Time: 13:15~14:30 (75 min.) on July 17
  • Presentation by KOICA, KT, POSCO and Tree Planet on the best practice of inclusive solutions on the implementation of the SDG and Q&A
  • Kelly’s Role: Introducing Habitat for Humanity and the project on behalf of Habitat for Humanity in the Q&A session as part of POSCO’s presentation

 

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Address: Room 203, E3 Building, Trung Tu Diplomatic Compound, 6 Dang Van Ngu, Dong Da Dist, Hanoi
Phone: +84 (04) 3715 2615 - Fax: +84 (04) 3715 2614

Phu Tho

Project name: Improving shelter security, health and disaster resilience in Phu Tho province
Project length: February 2015 - June 2016
Project purpose: Shelter, WASH
Beneficiaries: 41 households; 3 local authorities, 500 teachers and students and additional 100 villagers via training
Donor: Habitat for Humanity Australia
Budget: US$ 110,000

Thai Nguyen

Project name: Low-income housing, water and education in Thai Nguyen province
Project length: November 2014 – October 2015
Project purpose: Shelter, WASH
Beneficiaries: 92 households; 210 community members and local authorities via training and 1000 students via equipment of IT classroom
Donor: Samsung
Budget: US$ 225,000

Hoa Binh

Project name: Improved housing and WASH for low-income households in Northern Vietnam
Project length: January 2014 – June 2015
Project purpose: Shelter, WASH
Beneficiaries: 80 ethnic minority households; 5 local authorities and additional 200 community members via training
Donor: Evonik Industries
Budget: € 120,000

Quang Nam

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Project name: Building Disaster Resilient Communities
Project length: March 2014 - December 2015
Project purpose: Shelter, WASH, CBDRM
Beneficiaries: 65 households; 200 local masons and 1200 local authorities and community members via training
Donor: Habitat for Humanity Australia
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Budget: US$ 204,237
Project name: Safe community in disaster-prone Quang Nam
Project length: July 2014 – June 2015
Project purpose: Shelter, WASH, CBDRM
Beneficiaries: 56 households; additional 90 community members via training
Donor: Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco
Budget: US$ 127,040

TP. Ho Chi Minh

Address: 53/10 Tran Khanh Du, District 1, Tp. Ho Chi Minh
Phone: +84 (08) 3526 5005 - Fax: +84 (08) 3526 5323
Email: info@habitatvietnam.org

Tien Giang

Project name: Nine Dragons – Phase 2
Project length: October 2013 – September 2015
Project purpose: Shelter, WASH, CBDRM
Beneficiaries: 208 households; 10 local authorities and additional 330 community members via training
Donor: AusAID and Habitat for Humanity Australia
Budget: US$ 217,641

Long An

Project name: Housing upgrade in Long An province via Microfinance partnership
Project length: March 2015 – August 2015
Project purpose: Shelter, WASH
Beneficiaries: 22 households; 75 community members and local authorities via training
Donor: P&G
Budget: US$ 64,874

Ba ria - Vung Tau

Project name: POSCO 3
Project length: September 2014 - February 2016
Project purpose: Shelter, WASH
Beneficiaries: 85 households
Donor: POSCO
Budget: US$ 507,475