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Housing & Habitat Forum

During the week of May 17-21, 2021, we hold the IV Housing Forum, the only multi-actor space in the sector in the region that seeks to share, collectively reimagine, and build the new reality of housing and cities. In this event, we brought together government authorities, international organizations, local governments, academics, entrepreneurs, investors, financiers, civil society, community leaders, and professionals in the sector to share experiences, lessons learned, trends, and challenges on the subject of housing and urban habitats.

Forum objectives

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed serious inequities in Latin America and the Caribbean. It has also further impacted the vulnerability and precariousness of settlements and housing in the communities.

Two deep structural crises of lasting impact have occurred – a health crisis and an economic crisis of historic proportions, which has deepened poverty, inequality, unemployment, and informality in the region. Both add to other crises that already existed: migration, climate change, and disasters, as well as political and social instability.

Given this reality, the IV Housing and Habitat Forum aims to generate ideas to overcome the crisis in social housing and vulnerable settlements, both during and after the COVID-19 pandemic, and contribute to economic reactivation and social equity.

Conversation: FROM PANDEMIC TO CITIES AND HEALTHY, SUSTAINABLE AND EQUITABLE
HOUSING SOLUTIONS

Authorities Panel: VISIONARY HOUSING AND INCLUSIVE-SUSTAINABLE
HABITAT PROGRAMS

Inspiring conference: INNOVATION AND NETWORKS: KEYS TO URBAN TRANSFORMATION
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Collective interview: HOUSING AND HABITAT DURING COVID19
CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FROM THE COMMUNITIES

Dialogue with Local Authorities: URBAN RECOVERY OR (green, healthy and resilient) TRANSFORMATION AGAINST COVID19?

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"It´s necessary to reimagine and collectively build the new reality of housing and cities at this critical moment. By promoting the universal right to adequate housing for all and overcome the challenges related to climate change."
Maimunah Mohd Shariff
Executive Director | UN–Hábitat

 

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Keynote Speakers

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Jonathan Reckford
CEO de Habitat for Humanity International

Alicia Bárcena
Executive Secretary - CEPAL

Carlos Alvarado
President of the Republic of Costa Rica

Maimunah Mohd Shariff
Executive Director | UN–Hábitat

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For more information email to LACHousingForum@habitat.org