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The CoHabitat Network is a group of community-led housing organisations and allies from across the world – working together to implement housing rights through collective, non-speculative, people-led solutions.


• exchange knowledge and experiences through peer-to-peer learning;
• have a unified voice, and connect to broader housing-rights campaigns to shape the global agenda;
• produce and collect community-managed data and information to demonstrate the successes and potential of community-led housing; and
• develop tools and strategies for the expansion of community-led housing.

Through this network, we have partnered up with some of the leading organisations working with and empowering communities across the world, alongside urbaMonde – who facilitate the Network and other key support organisations. Together, we will develop and promote a shared global agenda to address housing needs.

It is open to anyone working on community-driven habitat solutions and who shares the vision of cities by and for their residents. The Network seeks to create active solidarity links and concrete exchanges between communities at the regional level (hub-meetings) and online (digital platform).

Within the Network, World Habitat has an advisory role in its strategic shaping; involvement in the network’s regional awards and connecting these to our longstanding World Habitat Awards; raising visibility and providing communication support; contributing both financially and through our active involvement in Regional Hubs and global meetings.

As part of this Network, we hope to influence both policy and practice, creating space for community-led housing groups to flourish around the world.

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