The Links below are important contacts for ACHR either as Members of the coalition in Asia, Strategic international partners, Sources of information for our work
ACHR Close Contacts and friends in the Coalition
Web sites in the Coalition
Orangi Pilot Project Research & Training Institute, Pakistan
An NGO, began work in Orangi town in 1980.:five basic programs of low cost sanitation, housing, health, education and credit for micro enterprise, in 1988 OPP was upgraded into three autonomous institutions.
Lumanti, Nepal
LUMANTI- Support Group for Shelter was registered in 1993 as a non-government organization dedicated to alleviate urban poverty in Nepal through integrated approach of improving shelter conditions.
SPARC, India
The Society for the Promotion of Area Resource Centers (SPARC) SPARC's philosophy is that if we can develop solutions that work for the poorest and most marginalised in the city, then these solutions can be scaled up to work for other groups of the urban poor across the country and internationally.
CODI, Thailand
Community Development Organisations Institute
Tibet Heritage Fund THF
is an international non-profit organization committed to preservation of architectural heritage in general and Tibetan heritage in particular, and to improvement of the lives of people living in traditional and historic settlements through sustainable development. THF also promotes environmentally and climate sensitive architecture.
SOCO, Hong Kong
Equal opportunity for participation and fair distribution of social resources is the foundation of human rights. In the face of the widening disparity between the rich and the poor,
Arif Hasan Website
Arif Hasan is a Pakistani architect and planner, activist, teacher, social researcher and writer. He is a founding member of ACHR. His extensive research, writings and poetry now have a home on this website.
Hunnashala India
Foundation for Building Technology & Innovations. THE GENESIS of Hunnarshala lies in the collaborations and associations that were built after 2001 earthquake in Kutch with an objective to capacitate people for reconstruction of their habitat.
Urban Resource Centre, Karachi, Pakistan
URC)is a nonprofit organisation with main focus to highlight the problems of the city through forums, research and documentation.
Think City - Penang, Malaysia
we hope to transform George Town into a culturally vibrant and sustainable city through projects that are catalytic, encourage partnership, be developmental, inclusive and sustainable. -
Shelter Associates - India
Shelter Associates partner with the urban poor, particularly women, in informal settlements to facilitate and provide technical support for community-managed slum rehabilitation housing (including security of tenure) and essential services projects.
Sri Lanka Women's Development Services Cooperative Society Ltd
Formally known as The Women's Bank
SEVANATHA Urban Resource Centre - Sri Lanka
SEVANATHA is an NGO formed in 1989 by a group of professionals and community leaders who were involved in the implementation of the Million Houses Program with National Housing Development Authority [NHDA] in the 1980s. Its mission is “to continue to search sustainable solutions to urban poverty problems through community participation”.
Homeless Peoples' Federation Philippines
HPFPI is a social movement for community-led secure tenure, housing, upgrading, risk management and livelihood initiatives using appropriate solutions. A national federation of urban poor organizations composed of savers households and community associations seeded in 17 cities and 16 municipalities in the Philippines.
ACHR Vietnamese
Centre for Human Rights& Development CHRD
Mongolia - (some English)
Community Architects and Young Professionals
International Friends and Resources
Shack / Slum Dwellers International - SDI
A Global Network of the Urban Poor
Homeless International - UK
is the UK charity that supports slum dwellers to improve their lives and find lasting solutions to urban poverty.
The Regional Network of Local Authorities for the Management of Human Settlements has committed itself to helping local governments improve the sustainability of human settlements.
Supportive donor from Germany
Habitat International Coalition
Global network for the right to habitat and social justice
International Institute for Environment and Development - UK
Linking local priorities and global challenges. Many relevant academic articles.
TWN - Third World Network
Gloal Development Issues and UN Reform
COHRE Center On Housing Rights & Eviction
COHRE works throughout the world to increase understanding of the obligations and entitlements inherent in housing rights at all levels.
Our mission is to promote socially and environmentally sustainable human settlements development and the achievement of adequate shelter for all.
One World
OneWorld innovates new media, mobile and web technologies for social good - helping the world's poorest people to improve their lives.
The World Bank
"has set two goals for the world to achieve by 2030: End extreme poverty by decreasing the percentage of people living on less than $1.25 a day to no more than 3% Promote shared prosperity by fostering the income growth of the bottom 40% for every country"
Building & Social Housing Foundation BSHF
an independent organisation that works both in the UK and internationally to identify innovative housing solutions and to foster the exchange of information and good practice.
MIT US - Urban Upgrading
To promote awareness of the critical problem of providing basic services to the rapidly increasing urban poor (PLUS)
The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) is the regional development arm of the United Nations for the Asia-Pacific region.
Connect to drive big changes forward --from the Ashoka Foundation
AIT Asian Institute of Technology
promotes technological change and sustainable development in the Asian-Pacific region through higher education, research and outreach.
is a private foundation that supports housing projects for very poor families. The focus is on “extreme social emergency”. A supporter of ACHR's Decent Poor activity.
Regional UN-HABITAT office and information for Asia Pacific