Habitat for Humanity’s Asia-Pacific Development Council (APDC) is a group of prominent leaders who incite passion and enthusiasm in their individual industries, to build decent shelter across the Asia- Pacific region. The APDC Meet 2019 was hosted by Mrs. Rajashree Birla (Aditya Birla Group, Chairperson – IndiaBuilds Advisory Committee, Council Member – Asia Pacific Development Council) and Habitat for  Humanity India on 20th and 21st November 2019.

The focus was on global and regional youth engagement strategy, and updates regarding the Terwiliger Center for Innovation and Shelter in India, along with plans for Asia- Pacific countries. The National Directors Meet was also held on 20th November, with representatives from other Habitat countries such as Nepal, Hong Kong, Philippines and United Kingdom.

The meetings culminated in a Gala Dinner celebrating 35 years of Habitat India’s work and 15 years of the IndiaBuilds Advisory Committee - with a Coffee Table Book and film unveiled. 101 supporters of Habitat India attended the dinner. They were joined by 23 Habitat staff from the Asia-Pacific offices and 43 Habitat India staff from across the country.