Asia Pacific Housing Forum



Asia Pacific Housing Forum 

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, more than 9,200 participants have not only shared common ground but also presented diverse views through insightful plenaries and engaging tracks.

The regional housing forum is part of a Global Housing Forum series organised by Habitat for Humanity every two years in collaboration with other organizations and institutions.

The Asia-Pacific Housing Forum was held in Hong Kong in 2015 and 2017, followed by preliminary events in 2019 and 2021.


Asia-Pacific Housing Forum post-event reports

Asia-Pacific Housing Forum 8 (2021)

The eighth Asia-Pacific Housing Forum, with the theme “Building forward better for inclusive housing” highlights the urgent need for affordable housing solutions. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, 1.6 billion people were in need of adequate shelter. Now in the wake of the pandemic, its health and economic impacts have exacerbated the housing crisis.

Asia-Pacific Housing Forum 7 (2019)

The seventh Asia-Pacific Housing Forum in September 2019
was the largest-ever with more than 2,300 participants across
the main and side events. Corporate and youth leaders, local
government representatives, shelter experts, and entrepreneurs, among others, gathered at the Grand Hyatt Erawan in Bangkok, to learn, collaborate and maximize our collective housing impact.

Preliminary events – Hong Kong Housing Forum 

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Asia-Pacific Housing Forum 9 – Hong Kong pre event

The ninth event was dedicated to addressing the critical issue of sustainable and affordable housing for all in Hong Kong. Expert speakers – including keynote speaker, Ms Ho Wing-yin Winnie JP, Secretary for Housing – shared her insights on the intersection of climate change and affordable housing, as well as strategies to alleviate the housing deficit through policy and systems change. This forum brought together experts, changemakers and organisations from various sectors and aimed to foster collaboration and explore innovative solutions to the challenges faced by individuals living in inadequate housing, including subdivided units.

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Asia-Pacific Housing Forum 8 – Hong Kong pre event

On October 4, World Habitat Day was also marked by the Hong Kong Housing Forum that saw 60 guests virtually joining a panel discussion. Another 20 students from three schools took part in the Youth SDG Workshop.

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Asia-Pacific Housing Forum 7 – Hong Kong pre event

A high-level roundtable on July 11, 2019, gathered about 50 participants comprising academics, government officials and corporate representatives to discuss strategies for affordable housing in the Special Administrative Region. Conversations also focused on smart housing technologies, resilient cities and the importance of impact investing and partnerships in the affordable housing space.