UN-Habitat Lao PDR and our main government counterpart, the Department of Housing and Urban Planning (DHUP), in collaboration with relevant faculty members and students from the National University of Laos, plan to convene a session where the representatives from respective organization/institution will have brief presentations. The presentations will focus on addressing the importance of adequate shelter in relation to the most critical thematic areas in the country: natural disaster such as floods, rapid urbanization and increased traffic, and economic hardship especially in light of Covid-19. Preparations are underway.