9th Asia-Pacific Housing Forum

Enabling sustainable and affordable housing in informal settlements

October 26-27, 2023 | ibis Ambassador Suwon Hotel, Suwon, South Korea

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Enabling Sustainable and Affordable Housing in Informal Settlements

For more than a decade, the Asia-Pacific Housing Forum has gathered under one roof major stakeholders engaged in seeking solutions to affordable housing issues and promote decent housing as a driver of economic growth.

Since the inaugural conference in 2007, over 12,000 participants have not only shared common ground but also presented diverse views through insightful plenaries and engaging tracks. 

Featured Speakers

Jonathan Reckford

Jonathan Reckford
Chief Executive Officer
Habitat for Humanity

Luis Noda

Luis Noda
Area Vice President, Asia Pacific
Habitat for Humanity

Dr Renu Khosla
Centre for Urban and Regional Excellence

Dao Harrison

Dao Harrison
Senior Housing Specialist
World Bank, Singapore

Maricen Jalandoni

Maricen Jalandoni
President, Base Bahay Foundation, Inc.
Asia Liaison, Hilti Foundation

Sangmin Nam

Sangmin Nam
Director, Environment and Development Division
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

Why Attend

Connect with over 300 changemakers to enable and empower resilient cities by fostering sustainable solutions, technologies, and best practices. Engage in critical conversations on safe and secure shelter with practitioners and policymakers. Be inspired by stories of purpose, hope, and impact.

Cross-Learning and Cooperation

For the first time, the Asia-Pacific Housing Forum will take place alongside the 8th Asia-Pacific Urban Forum (APUF) organized by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).

This will allow the two organizations to share technical expertise, contribute to the development of a robust agenda and side events, and deliver synergies in engaging delegates, speakers, and other stakeholders.

Two of our side events – Youth Assembly and Business Assembly – are co-led by ESCAP as part of the APUF Stakeholder Assemblies.

Revisit the Highlights of the 8th Asia-Pacific Housing Forum in 2021

Forum Tracks

The need for adequate housing solutions in the Asia-Pacific region is immense, and further complicated
by rapid urbanization, rising inequalities and aging populations.

Track 1

APHF9 - Track 1 Adequate Housing for Informal Settlements

Adequate Housing for Informal Settlements

 Explores policy solutions for urban informal settlements and taps into their value

Track 2

APHF9 - Track 2 Climate Change and Affordable Housing

Climate Change and Affordable Housing

Delves into affordable green technologies and climate change adaptation approaches for low-income households and informal settlements

Track 3

APHF9 - Track 3 Financing and Affordable Housing

Financing and Affordable Housing 

Looks into the trends and opportunities in housing microfinance in the Asia-Pacific region, and the use of financial technology solutions to expand access to affordable housing

Track 4

APHF9 - Track 4 Addressing the Rising Challenges in Housing

Addressing the Rising Challenges in Housing 

Housing solutions in the digital era should leave no one behind, while decreasing the housing deficit  through policy and system change


Habitat for Humanity calls for sustainable approaches in adequate housing for informal settlements in Asia-Pacific region

Habitat for Humanity calls for sustainable approaches to adequate housing in Asia-Pacific informal settlements

Taking place in South Korea for the first time, the ninth Asia-Pacific Housing Forum from Oct. 26-27 will focus on people-centered, inclusive housing solutions.

Global Gold Sponsor

Hilti Foundation

With the support of

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Centre for urban and regional excellence logo
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switch asia logo
UN global compact logo
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The Asia-Pacific Housing Forum is part of a Global Housing Forum series organized by Habitat for Humanity in collaboration with sector organizations and institutions.

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