About the Forum

In its 7th run, the Asia-Pacific Housing Forum carries the theme “Powering collaboration for housing impact.” This  4-day event on September 16 to 19, 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand, gathers advocates of affordable housing that seek to find solutions to issues in Asia Pacific.
The Forum brings together the most influential business decision-makers, policy-makers, academics, urban planners, architects, housing sector developers, non-governmental organizations, donor agencies, researchers, advocates, and international organizations. Since the first iteration in 2007, the Housing Forum has convened close to 5,000 practitioners from over 52 countries.
Preliminary events will take place in Bangladesh, New Zealand, Cambodia, Hong Kong, India and the Philippines. 
In the Philippines, the preliminary event will take place on 29 to 31 July 2019 in Manila with the theme “Bahay-Buhay: Housing as the key to sustainable growth.” Within the forum, special sessions will include: Youth and SDG11 track; Habitat Philippines 30th year celebration and donor recognition event.   

Forum Objectives

Build collaboration between organizations with the capacity to impact the low-cost housing sector in the Asia-Pacific region
Recognize and act on the importance of shelter as a driver of inclusion, resilience and sustainability in human settlements
Promote leaders and sector players with innovative and high impact housing initiatives through the sharing of best practices.