April 19, 2012
Habitat for Humanity, UN-HABITAT, the Red Cross, Corporación Minuto de Dios and others announce the first Forum on Adequate Housing in Latin America and the Caribbean, to take place from September 25-28 in Bogotá, Colombia.
SAN JOSÉ, Costa Rica (April 19, 2012) – We are pleased to invite you to participate in the first Regional Forum on Adequate Housing in Latin America and the Caribbean, in Bogotá, Colombia, from September 25-28, 2012. The Forum is a joint initiative, co-organized by Habitat for Humanity International , the United Nations Human Settlements Programme  (UN Habitat), the International Federation of Red Cross and Crescent Societies  (IFRC) and Corporación El Minuto de Dios  in Colombia; with the support of the government of Colombia.
The Forum will bring together participants from all sectors (civil society, government, private sector and academia). It will be an innovative event with diverse interaction proposals: showcase of selected regional good practices, facilitated group discussions, panels with regional and international experts and negotiation tables for the development of follow-up projects.
Participants will address adequate housing issues based on four thematic areas that have been identified as of high regional priority:
- Inclusive housing and the right to the city
- Finance models for adequate housing
- Building a sustainable human habitat
- Adequate housing and disaster risk reduction
About Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity International is a global Christian nongovernmental housing organization that brings together people of all races, nationalities and religions to build homes, communities and hope. Since 1976, Habitat has served more than 500,000 families by building and improving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions.
Habitat for Humanity first opened its doors in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) in 1979, and has since helped more than 100,000 low-income families to access adequate housing in the region.