Investing in the SDGs: Finding a market opportunity in affordable housing

This year’s African Union for Housing Finance Virtual Conference will take place under the theme, “Investing in the SDGs: Finding a market opportunity in affordable housing”. Taking place from 02-06 November 2020, featuring 5-days of premium content and networking, as well as an interactive virtual expo the Conference will provide a high-quality and seamless experience for investors, developers and professionals looking to connect across time zones, share ideas and build towards achieving the SDGs in the post Covid-19 future. While housing is explicitly articulated in Target 11 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), it is a key component of sustainable development across all of the goals. Good housing drives access to basic services, contributes towards inclusive growth, and supports the development of a sustainable future, with a direct impact on the factors that contribute or mediate the effects of climate change. Investment in affordable housing will therefore have a profound and direct impact on at least 14 of the SDGs. As Africa drives its housing agenda forward, the AUHF Virtual Conference will provide an agenda for debate that promotes market growth and opportunities in green development, infrastructure building, services, job and inclusive economic growth.