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.
HOUSING INVESTMENT & THE SDGSby Oumar Sylla, Director of the Regional Office for Africa (Acting), UN-Habitat Download this Speaker's Presentation
HOUSING AT THE CENTRE: ACCELERATING THE SDGS WITH THE IBUILD PLATFORMby Nancy Welsh, Co-Founder & CMO, iBuild Global Download this Speaker's Presentation
NICHE MARKET OPPORTUNITIES IN KENYA'S AFFORDABLE HOUSING SECTORby Seeta Shah, Senior Affordable Housing Specialist, FSD Kenya Download this Speaker's Presentation
PROMOTING AFFORDABLE RENTAL HOUSING IN TANZANIAby Dr. Felician Komu, Director, Majengo Estates Developers, TanzaniaDownload this Speaker's Presentation
EXTENDING ACCESS TO HOUSING FINANCE FOR LOW INCOME EARNERS – HFCSSA MINI SESSION by Prof Marja Hoek-Smit, Founder and Director - International Housing Finance Program, Wharton School, University of PennsylvaniaDownload this Speaker's Presentation
INDUSTRIALISED CONSTRUCTION: THE NEW CONSTRUCTION PARADIGMby Hennie Botes, President, Moladi Download this Speaker's Presentation
GOVERNMENT EFFORTS TOWARDS AFFORDABLE HOUSING: INCLUDING SENEGAL, GHANA, EGYPT & SOUTH AFRICAby May Abdelhamid, Deputy Chair, Social Housing and Mortgage Finance Fund, Egypt Download this Speaker's Presentation
HOUSING INTERSECTIONS, AND THE IMPACT OF HOUSING ON POSITIVE HEALTH, EDUCATION AND ECONOMIC OUTCOMESby David Dworkin, CEO, USA National Housing ConferenceDownload this Speaker's Presentation
LAUNCH: 11TH YEARBOOK OF HOUSING FINANCE IN AFRICAby Alison Tshangana, Head of Research and Market Intelligence, CAHFDownload this Speaker's Presentation
HOUSING, HEALTH, AND INCLUSIVE GROWTHby Gayatri Datar, Co-founder and CEO, EarthEnable Download this Speaker's Presentation
SAGEM SMART HOME IN SENEGALby Karim Diop, CEO, SagemDownload this Speaker's Presentation
MOTIVATING FOR HOUSING WITH THE HOUSING ECONOMIC VALUE CHAINby David Gardner, Independent Consultant, Centre for Affordable Housing Finance in Africa (CAHF)Download this Speaker's Presentation
STIMULUS HOUSING MEASURES FOR AN INCLUSIVE RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19 CRISIS: A presentation of a report by Habitat for Humanity’s Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter.by Prof Marja Hoek-Smit, Founder and Director - International Housing Finance Program, Wharton School, University of PennsylvaniaDownload this Speaker's Presentation
REALISING INCLUSIVE GROWTH IN INTEGRATED SETTLEMENTSby Paulo Cruz, CEO, LandAfrique, NigeriaDownload this Speaker's Presentation
DIASPORA BOND AS A TOOL TO FINANCE AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN AFRICAby Jean Philippe Ado, Research Manager, CAHFDownload this Speaker's Presentation
INDUSTRIALISED CONSTRUCTION: THE NEW CONSTRUCTION PARADIGMby Julieta Moradei, Head of R&D, New StoryDownload this Speaker's Presentation
AFFORDABLE & GREEN by Dennis Papa Odenyi Quansah, Green Building Lead , IFC, GhanaDownload this Speaker's Presentation
CAN SOIL STABILISED BRICKS REALLY WORK TO ACHIEVE SUSTAINABILITY AND AFFORDABILITY GOALS?by Caroline Ray, Regional Director, Arup East AfricaDownload this Speaker's Presentation
BUILDING, OWNING AND BELONGING: EXPERIENCES FROM SRI LANKA AND INDIAby Jaime Royo-Olid, Urban Development, Sustainable Transport & Digitalisation Officer, Delegation of the European Union - Republic of KenyaDownload this Speaker's Presentation
INSURING HOUSING & INFRASTRUCTURE IN AN INCREASINGLY RISKY WORLDby Lucia Schlemmer, Senior Research Analyst, Centre for Financial Regulation & Inclusion (CENFRI)Download this Speaker's Presentation
CASA REAL IN MOZAMBIQUEby Marie-Odile Zander, Environmental Engineer, Moz ConsultingDownload this Speaker's Presentation
RESILIENT HOUSING + RETROFITS – A COST BENEFIT ANALYSISby Olivia Nielsen, Associate Principal, Miyamoto InternationalDownload this Speaker's Presentation
PRODUCT BASED CASE STUDY: KWANGU KWAKOby Simon Dixon, Co-Founder, Kwangu Kwako LimitedDownload this Speaker's Presentation
IS EARTH CONSTRUCTION THE WAY FORWARD FOR CARBON-CONSCIOUS AFFORDABLE HOUSING?by Caroline Ray, Regional Director, Arup East Africa Tim White, Associate – International Development, ArupDownload this Speaker's Presentation