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 Shelter, Housing, and Settlements Forum 2023
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
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.
Indonesia Housing Forum
- 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
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Pacific Housing Forum
- Venue: Grand Pacific Hotel, Suva, Fiji
- Notable participants included the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Ministry of Housing & Community Development, ADRA Samoa, Habitat Australia, Habitat New Zealand
- In the news: Pacific Housing Forum aims to create ways for affordable housing in Fiji and the Pacific (fijivillage.com)
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Thailand Housing Forum
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)