The session would cover different construction technologies and design features that are be affordable to low-income households. The built environment contributes 37 percent of global GHG emissions. It is estimated that 70 percent of buildings required to match the growing demand in urban centers are yet to be built, with the risk of exacerbating the climate crisis.
This session will discuss the role of housing microfinance in meeting the housing needs of low-income households. The session will also cite case studies, best practices, and opportunities and challenges in the housing microfinance industry.
This session will cover different types of improvements that could be made in houses and settlements to be more resilient to various climate hazards. Housing presents an often-overlooked opportunity to address climate adaptation and mitigation solutions in a way that profoundly benefits vulnerable populations.
A fast-evolving healthy financial ecosystem can lead to a new generation of financial intermediaries that harness technology's power, employ new business models, adopt innovative and leaner customer acquisition and credit assessment processes. The session will highlight how financial technology solutions increase access to housing finance among low-income families and help improve housing conditions.
The session will cover promising and failed housing policy and systems changes that have emerged in and outside of Asia-Pacific since the last APHF; case studies or capelets will be produced and shared.
This session will focus on policy solutions implemented to improve settlement conditions in informal settlements. Throughout the developing world the pace of urbanization has outstripped governments’ capacity to facilitate adequate and affordable housing.