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CIH International Zone

With members in the UK and overseas, we are committed to bringing people from across the global housing community together to share knowledge, good practice and information. We offer membership to housing professionals living and working in countries outside of the UK. Our international members work in 20 countries across the globe, including Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and Nigeria to mention a few.

International news »

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Mumbai Study Trip - February 2016

Hundreds of rabbis from around the world call on Israel to halt demolition of Palestinian homes

Cities Alliance - Cities without slums

Meeting the housing challenge - international examples

The Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions

The global affordable housing crisis

Darinka Czischke, Butler Bursary awardee 2012, speaks to Inside Housing about her research project.  Read  her full report and listen to the findings of her international research project into social innovation in housing.

World Habitat Awards
Two awards are given annually to projects that provide practical and innovative solutions to current housing needs and problems.

Resources and working abroad »

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Global reach
Caroline Thorpe speaks to housing professionals based overseas about how their UK experience has gone down among employers on the other side of the world.

Progressing your career and Working abroad
Now that you have made the career choice to work in the housing sector, you may be interested in taking steps to progress your career and continue with your professional development either at home or abroad.

International Updates »

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An International Update lunch was held at Housing 2014 looking at the current issues facing the housing sector and the challenges faced by housing professionals in a number of different countries where CIH is actively involved.  View the presenations Update on Africa, Housing in Australia and CIH Canada.

CIH Overseas »

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CIH Asian Pacific
Based in Hong Kong, our Asian Pacific branch provides housing-specific training and qualifications in China, Macau and Taiwan.

CIH Canada
We deliver membership and education services across Canada with Ontario-based Housing Services Corporation.

Republic of Ireland
The latest news and information on events, training and policy work from CIH in the Republic of Ireland and find out how we help you to do your job brilliantly.


Membership benefits »

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We offer a range of resources designed to help members both in the UK and abroad to stay ahead of the game and support them in their day-to-day job. International members receive access to a range of online tools as part of their membership, including:

International members pay a discounted rate for their membership subscription.

Regional study visits »

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The 9 CIH regions participate in overseas study visits in order to share and develop their knowledge and understanding of housing issues throughout the world.  Below are the reports from some recent visits:


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