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The Asia Pacific Shelter and Settlements Forum 2024 will be held in Manila on October 21-23, 2024.

The Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development ( DHSUD) and the Ministry of Human Settlements and Development (MHSD) together with the Shelter Cluster, Catholic Relief Services (CRS), International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) , Philippine Red Cross (PRC) , Habitat for Humanity — International and Philippines, International Organization for Migration (IOM), Build Change, Save the Children, Caritas Philippines, United Architects of the Philippines Resilience Architects is proud to announce the Philippine hosting of the Asia Pacific Shelter and Settlements Forum 2024. Please save the dates: October 21-23, 2024.

Asia-Pacific Shelter and Settlements Forum 2024

The first Asia Shelter Forum (ASF) was started by shelter practitioners in 2015 in Bangkok, Thailand followed by a second ASF in Bangkok, Thailand in 2018 and the third ASF in Indonesia in 2019. The fourth and fifth ASF were hosted by Nepal in 2020 and 2021. Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, the 2020 ASF was conducted virtually while the 2021 ASF allows face-to-face engagement. In 2022, it was hosted by the Bangladesh government, and it was during the Bangladesh ASF that the structure of this event was discussed and unanimously voted with a new name which is the Asia Pacific Shelter and Settlement Forum (APSSF).

The Asia-Pacific Shelter and Settlements Forum provides an effective platform for Shelter and Settlements Practitioners to meet and share lessons and experiences of Shelter and Settlements response in the region. The forum explores best practices in communities that have safe, adequate, and dignified shelters and settlements.

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