Local Housing Forums

Our local and national offices have been busy organizing housing forums in the region in the lead up to the Asia-Pacific Housing Forum.

You will find here information about what was discussed, images and their impact.

nepal housing forum

Nepal Shelter, Housing, and Settlements Forum 2023
April 25-26

Habitat for Humanity Nepal led program design and technical sessions at the two-day hybrid event in Kathmandu.

More than 500 people from all government levels, academia, and international and local organizations shared their successes and challenges in the housing sector.

Interesting discussions included the use of bamboo in affordable, green housing and increasing climate resilience through housing.

Tonga Housing Forum
May 17

Habitat for Humanity New Zealand organized the conference in partnership with the Tonga Ministry of Infrastructure in Nuku’alofa. Funding support came from New Zealand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

The forum facilitated space for conversations on local practices and partnerships. About 80 participants including Tongan government officials learned about research findings from a Tongan housing ecosystem assessment. In addition, panelists discussed the role of partnerships in improving housing outcomes for vulnerable families.

Tonga housing forum

Indonesia Housing Forum
August 30

  • Theme: “Building Inclusive, Sustainable, and Affordable Homes for All”
  • Venue:  University of Indonesia, Jakarta
  • Notable participants included the Housing Directorate of the Ministry of PUPR, the Department of Civil Engineering of the University of Indonesia, the Association of Real Estate Companies of Indonesia
  • Find out more

Pacific Housing Forum
September 4

Thailand housing forum

Thailand Housing Forum
September 15

The aim of the event was to advocate for the registration of these communities to grant them various rights, including improved sanitation, safety, and access to government subsidies.

During the event, we discussed a significant project for us: the Urban Development initiative in the Din Daeng area, in Bangkok.

This project focuses on improving housing accommodations, financial literacy for community residents, and access to common areas to meet the needs of the target demographic.

Community members were appreciative of the project, and the government sector was praised for prioritizing improving their quality of life, with special recognition given to the National Housing Authority and the Governor of the National Housing Authority.

Download the event report here (PDF)

Hong Kong Housing Forum
October 4

Over 60 guests attended the Asia-Pacific Housing Forum Hong Kong Pre-Event on 4 October 2023. This in-person event with the theme, ‘Sustainable and affordable housing for all’, highlighted the need for inclusive communities that cater to and address the increasing challenges faced by people living in subdivided units and other forms of inadequate housing. Integrated efforts from key actors are required to explore housing solutions that lead to the eradication of subdivided units in Hong Kong.

Download the event report here (PDF)

Hong Kong Housing Forum 2023 – Post-Event Report