Invitation to 8th Asia-Pacific Housing Forum (7-9 December 2021)

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. The regional housing forum is part of a Global Housing Forum series organized by Habitat for Humanity in collaboration with other organizations and institutions.  Since the inaugural conference in 2007, more than 9,200 participants have not only shared common ground but also presented diverse views through insightful plenaries and engaging tracks.

As countries emerge from the COVID-19 crisis, the housing sector (including WASH services) will be a key driver for economic and social recovery.  This year’s forum centres on how affordable and sustainable housing solutions can bring about a greener, safer, more resilient, and inclusive future for vulnerable and low-income families.

Through four interconnected tracks, the 2021 Forum will host discussions ranging from innovative housing finance, climate change action in housing and improving access to adequate housing for women and vulnerable people.

More than 80 experts have agreed to be speakers or moderators at this year’s Forum, including housing and urban development specialists who will share new insights and innovative solutions, as well as highlighting linkages to climate change and health.

  • Leilani Farha, Global Director, The Shift
  • Curt Garrigan, Chief of the Sustainable Urban Development Section, United Nations Economic Commission for  Asia Pacific (UNESCAP)
  • Dr. Marja Hoek-Smit, Founder and Director, International Housing Finance Program, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
  • Maimunah Mohd Sharif, the first Asian woman to serve as the Executive Director of UN-Habitat, who has spoken widely about sustainable and inclusive urbanisation for all
  • Prashant Kapoor, Chief Industry Specialist, Green Buildings and Cities, Climate Business Department, International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Deadline for registration: December 7, 2021

More information on the Forum and registration could be found at: