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Conference to create solutions for workforce housing

Updated: Mar 24, 2021


Global Housing Foundation
During the program, the foundation will unveil the Global Housing Foundation Network, a digital resource tool providing information, resources, relevant links and research. PHOTO: ImageCollab


With COVID-19 capturing the world’s attention for most of 2020 and one-fifth of the population still lacking adequate housing, the global housing crisis has also been brought to the forefront. The Global Housing Foundation, an organization providing solutions for workforce housing challenges, partnering with UN-Habitat, a program for sustainable urban development, will host a virtual conference focusing on ‘Global Strategies for Smart, Sustainable Workforce Housing’ as part of United Nations Day on 24 October. Owen Gwyn, chairperson of the Global Housing Foundation, says during the program, the foundation will unveil the Global Housing Foundation Network, a digital resource tool providing information, resources, relevant links and research. He says it will serve as an important catalyst to connect and build global partnerships to stimulate the creation of housing for the working poor throughout the world. “We envision the network to serve as a meeting ground where industry leaders throughout the world join forces to formulate strategies which will aid us in meeting one common goal of developing smart solutions for sustainable workforce housing, a central weapon in the fight against disease, poverty and other crises. This digital tool will be a database focused on workforce housin