Land Ownership: The barrier to socialized housing
The main plenary focuses on Land Use as the key to addressing the Philippines’ Housing deficit.
This session explores socialized housing in the National Land Use bill and existing land use plans of local government units and development projects. It touches on conflicts between the use of agricultural lands and socialized housing as well as ways to harmonize the two.
It also explores how the private sector, government and civil society groups can work together in securing land tenure for the disenfranchised.
Markets and private sector solutions for housing
The focus of this track will be the expansion of the affordable housing sector via the engagement of private sector actors, namely business interventions (impact investment and CSR) and market-based solutions.
On the business front, the debate will highlight the latest engagement trends (i.e. sustainability, funding, volunteering) and how organizations strategically fulfill their mission and values by supporting housing interventions.
On the market-based side, the Forum will shed light on market based decisions for bottom of the pyramid segments, showcase the advancements and challenges seen in the sector, and how its impact can be further increased.
Housing and Climate Change: Building Disaster Resilient Communities and Cities
In the face of increasing effects of climate change and naturally-triggered disasters over both densely and sparsely populated areas, organizations look for improvements on how to coordinate their efforts in planning for resilience, mitigating issues and rebuilding communities and systems able to withstand setbacks in the long term.
The track will explore the ways in which housing interventions contribute to safer and resilient communities.
There will also be a special session for the youth in support of Sustainable Development Goal 11.