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Habitat for Humanity Report: Construction is Vast Source of Jobs in Emerging Markets
Oct 04, 2021 19:08 JST
The construction industry -- led by homebuilding -- is a large, often-overlooked source of jobs in emerging market economies, according to a report released today by Habitat for Humanity to mark World Habitat Day.
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Habitat for Humanity: Innovation Awards at the Virtual Asia-Pacific Housing Forum to Promote Winning Sustainable Solutions for Affordable Housing
Sep 03, 2021 08:52 JST
The Asia-Pacific Housing Forum's Innovation Awards recognize and celebrate innovators and disruptors in the affordable housing sector.
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Habitat for Humanity to hold Asia-Pacific Housing Forum in Thailand for the third time
Aug 05, 2021 07:00 JST
Habitat for Humanity announced that the eighth Asia-Pacific Housing Forum with the theme, "Building forward better for inclusive housing", will be held in Bangkok from December 7 to 9.
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Habitat for Humanity's ShelterTech accelerator ends with bold vision for affordable housing
Jul 21, 2021 12:00 JST
A Global Summit celebrated the conclusion of Habitat for Humanity's ShelterTech accelerator in Southeast Asia, where the ten startups presented their work and progress to date, followed reflection by investors and ecosystem partners on why innovation in affordable housing market is critical.
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Habitat for Humanity's regional ShelterTech accelerator concludes with a bold vision for the affordable housing sector
Jul 16, 2021 22:08 JST
A Global Summit celebrated the conclusion of Habitat for Humanity's ShelterTech accelerator in Southeast Asia, where the ten startups presented their work and progress to date, followed reflection by investors and ecosystem partners on why innovation in affordable housing market is critical.
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UN youth envoy to open volunteer conference supporting Habitat for Humanity's COVID-19 response
Apr 23, 2021 12:35 JST
The United Nations Secretary-General's Envoy for Youth, Jayathma Wickramanayake, will deliver the opening remarks during the "Youth from Home for Homes" virtual conference, the peak of the 2021 Habitat for Humanity Young Leaders Build campaign.
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Habitat for Humanity Announces Participants in ShelterTech's Latest Affordable Housing Accelerators
Dec 02, 2020 11:16 JST
Habitat for Humanity's ShelterTech today announced the 20 startups and scaleups that will join the platform's newest accelerators -- one in Southeast Asia, the other in the Andean region of South America -- to advance housing solutions for low-income families.
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At a time when a safe and healthy home has never been more important, Habitat for Humanity serves 5.9 million more people through new or improved housing
Nov 18, 2020 20:24 JST
A safe, decent, and healthy home has been the first line of defense for families around the globe during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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ECOSTP Secures Funding from Habitat for Humanity's Shelter Venture Fund to Improve Access to Sanitation Across India
Sep 30, 2020 19:00 JST
Habitat for Humanity's Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter announced today an equity investment of INR 19 million (US$250,000) in ECOSTP Technologies, a startup that develops sanitation solutions through bioengineering.
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Habitat for Humanity Calls for Applicants Who Want To Join Sheltertech Accelerators, Disrupt the Affordable Housing Space
Sep 04, 2020 18:07 JST
Habitat for Humanity today announced that its Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter is taking applications for ShelterTech accelerators in Southeast Asia and in the Andean region of South America.
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Carter Work Project Volunteers to Build 100 Homes in One Week in Nepal with Habitat for Humanity
Sep 10, 2015 04:30 JST
Bringing together 1,500 volunteers from within Nepal and around the world, Habitat for Humanity's 32nd annual Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project will take place in the Chitwan district in Nepal, Nov. 1-6, 2015. During the week, volunteers will build 100 homes in partnership with low-income families in need of permanent shelter.
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Nepal Earthquake Rebuilding Agency Chief to Speak at Hong Kong Forum
Aug 20, 2015 14:00 JST
The newly appointed head of Nepal's reconstruction agency will deliver the keynote address at the opening plenary at the 5th Asia-Pacific Housing Forum in Hong Kong.
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500,000 People Mobilized for Habitat for Humanity Youth BUILD 2015
Mar 23, 2015 06:00 JST
Marking the peak of the Habitat for Humanity Youth BUILD 2015 campaign tomorrow were a record number of Habitat volunteers mobilized on a single day. About 150,000 volunteers will be building decent homes in more than 100 locations in Nepal on 21 March.
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Habitat for Humanity Launches Appeal to Assist Those Affected by Typhoon Hagupit
Dec 07, 2014 20:00 JST
Habitat for Humanity has launched an appeal to assist families affected by Typhoon Hagupit (called Ruby in the Philippines). The storm made first landfall on Samar, an island in the Visayas, Philippines, late in the evening of Saturday 6 December.
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More Than 800,000 People Took Part in Habitat for Humanity Youth BUILD 2014
May 03, 2014 23:05 JST
More than 800,000 people took part in Habitat Youth BUILD activities. Spread across 11 countries in Asia, young people took action, raised money and increased awareness of the poverty housing situation in the region.
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Habitat for Humanity Youth BUILD 2014 to Break Records
May 02, 2014 12:30 JST
More than 500,000 people will take part in Habitat Youth BUILD activities tomorrow. The campaign, driven by young people in 11 countries, raises awareness of the poverty housing situation in the Asia-Pacific region and inspires people to take action to tackle the growing problem.
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Celebrities Join Habitat for Humanity Youth BUILD 2014 to Support Asia's Youth Tackle Poverty Housing
Apr 03, 2014 12:20 JST
Celebrities from across Asia have joined Habitat Youth BUILD 2014, committed to raising awareness and taking action to tackle poverty housing in the region.
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Habitat for Humanity Breaks Ground on Reconstruction Following Typhoon Haiyan
Feb 14, 2014 15:50 JST
Global non-profit shelter organization Habitat for Humanity broke ground and laid the first bricks at a reconstruction site in Santa Fe, a municipality of Bantayan Island, in northern Cebu, on Monday 10 February.
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Asia's Youth Tackle Growing Inequality by Reducing Poverty Housing through Habitat for Humanity Youth BUILD 2014
Feb 12, 2014 10:55 JST
Habitat for Humanity today launched its Habitat Youth BUILD 2014 campaign, galvanizing Asia's youth to fight poverty housing in the Asia-Pacific region. Now in its third year, the initiative expects to attract more than 15,000 young builders and 100,000 online supporters.
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Habitat for Humanity to Begin Distribution of Shelter Repair Kits to Families Affected by Typhoon Haiyan
Nov 13, 2013 16:00 JST
Habitat for Humanity's national office in the Philippines today will begin distribution of 5,000 shelter repair kits to families affected by Typhoon Haiyan in Bogo city and Bantayan island in Cebu province.
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Habitat for Humanity launches appeal to assist those affected by Typhoon Haiyan
Nov 11, 2013 14:00 JST
Habitat for Humanity has launched an appeal to assist thousands of families affected by Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda in the Philippines). The storm struck the country last Wednesday and caused massive damage.
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Leaders at Asia-Pacific Housing Forum call for greater private-sector help to address housing for low-income families
Oct 02, 2013 13:00 JST
Philippine Vice President Jejomar Binay and key speakers at the Asia-Pacific Housing Forum today urged more private-sector involvement in housing low-income families in the region.
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Philippine Vice President Binay to open Asia-Pacific Housing Forum
Oct 01, 2013 20:00 JST
Philippine Vice President Jejomar Binay will address some 700 delegates from 36 countries at the fourth Asia-Pacific Housing Forum. He is expected to lead calls for greater cooperation among policy makers, business and NGO leaders to tackle poverty housing in the region.
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Wharton-Habitat Housing Finance Course at Asia-Pacific Housing Forum
Aug 22, 2013 16:55 JST
Wharton School and Habitat for Humanity International will run a housing finance course for microfinance professionals at the 4th Asia-Pacific Housing Forum. The one-day course is a collaboration between the school's International Housing Finance Program and Habitat's housing finance department.
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Habitat for Humanity to Rebuild Homes of Families Affected by Uttarakhand Floods
Jul 25, 2013 16:32 JST
Habitat for Humanity India, a non-governmental housing organization, begins relief efforts to support families affected by the recent Uttarakhand floods. Habitat India will also assist families and communities exposed to disasters to reduce their vulnerability by providing disaster-resilient housing solutions.
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'Davos of Poverty Housing' to Tap Public, Private, People Sectors' Support in Sub-standard Shelter Issues in Asia-Pacific
Jul 05, 2013 14:00 JST
The leading platform for advocating affordable housing solutions and decent shelter for low-income families in the region will return to Manila this year. The fourth Asia-Pacific Housing Forum, organized by Habitat for Humanity International, will be held at Dusit Thani Manila from 2-4 October.
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14,000 Young People in Seven Countries Gather for Habitat for Humanity's Largest Youth Volunteer Build Event in Asia
Apr 29, 2013 18:30 JST
Nearly 14,000 young volunteers built homes in seven Asian countries today, signaling their commitment to tackling the poverty housing situation in the region where one in eight lives in slums, according to the United Nations.
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Celebrities Go Online to Support Habitat Youth BUILD 2013
Apr 12, 2013 16:00 JST
Bollywood actor John Abraham is using his popularity for a good cause, telling fans to support the Habitat Youth BUILD 2013 campaign and tackle poverty housing. A personal video released today is the latest in a series of endorsements by high-profile figures.
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Habitat for Humanity International Elects Indonesian Jimmy Masrin to Board of Directors
Mar 05, 2013 12:40 JST
Global housing NGO Habitat for Humanity International today announced that it has elected Indonesian businessman Jimmy Masrin to its board of directors. Mr. Masrin is one of two Asians on the international board.
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