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We are an international charity, made up of a dedicated team based in the UK who work with people all over the world to make positive action happen. Within our team we have:

All members of staff can be contacted via or individually using

World Habitat is governed by a Board of Trustees, who bring a wealth of experience to our work. All members give their time voluntarily and receive no benefits from the charity.

The Board meets quarterly and there is one standing sub-committee covering investment and other financial matters. Our board consists of:

  • Pat Elderfield
  • Jill Gibbs
  • Angus Kennedy (Chair)
  • Stuart Macdonald
  • Geoff Payne
  • Alan Pearson
  • John Strange


Take a look at our work in action:



World Habitat is recognised by the Department of Public Information of the United Nations. Since 2006 we have held Special Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council, reflecting our work in support of the goals of UN-HABITAT.

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