The Next Frontier in Affordable Housing: Alternative Building Technologies

30th Anniversary AUHF Conference & AGM |
17-19 November 2014 | Cape Town International Convention Centre, Cape Town, South Africa

Housing delivery is not reaching the scale, sustainability or affordability levels that Africa's urbanisation pressures demand. Investors, lenders and developers will miss the market if they do not consider the realities of affordability and the very real need for scale and sustainability across the continent. What kinds of alternative building technologies should be considered? And how can these be financed?

The 2014 AUHF conference sought to address a key challenge faced by housing lenders, developers, and policy makers across the continent: meeting the demand for the scale delivery of affordable and sustainable housing. The AUHF conference looked at sustainable housing and new green technologies, rapid construction methodologies that address scale, and affordable construction technologies that realise housing affordability for lower income earners. Mechanisms to finance these approaches were considered on the second day, which ended with a 30th anniversary celebration of the AUHF’s founding in 1984. The conference was coupled with an exhibition of alternative building technology providers, and raised the profile of this key issue for demand among policy makers and practitioners across the continent.


Conference Documents

AUHF Programme

Keynote address: Championing ABTs in affordable housing in the Western Cape - the case of Delftby Western Cape Minister for Human Settlements, MEC Bonginkosi MadikizelaDownload this Speaker's Presentation
Welcome Address: Bridging the gap between affordability and energy efficiencyby Andreas Zehnder, President, International Union for Housing FinanceDownload this Speaker's Presentation
EarthBags: Promoting affordable, sustainable, self-build in Rwandaby Yutaka Sho, Partner, GA Collaborative, RwandaDownload this Speaker's Presentation
Making green affordable - experiences from Tanzaniaby Issack Peter, Director of Innovation, National Housing Corporation, TanzaniaDownload this Speaker's Presentation
The moladi housing initiativeby Hennie Botes, Founder & CEO, MoladiDownload this Speaker's Presentation
CITIC's housing construction capacity & experience in Africaby Wu Zhixin, Advisor for Building Sector & Advisor to President of Africa Region, CITIC Construction LtdDownload this Speaker's Presentation
Achieving affordable housing operating target costs by adapting European bio-climatic construction know-how to South African construction guidelinesby Roberto Pane, International Business Development, SilicawoodDownload this Speaker's Presentation
Client acceptance of ABTs - experiences from Namibiaby Vinson Hailulu, CEO, National Housing Enterprise, NamibiaDownload this Speaker's Presentation
PPC: A demand-led approach to affordable housingby Yogesh Narsing, Executive: Special Projects, PPCDownload this Speaker's Presentation
Challenges in financing middle income housing in Africaby Jan van der Merwe, Fund Partner, Pan African Housing Fund, PhatisaDownload this Speaker's Presentation
Why don't we have more developers of affordable housing? And what can we do?by Debra Erb, MD Housing Programs, SME Finance, OPICDownload this Speaker's Presentation
Chinese investment in residential construction in Africa: the role of ABTsby Mi Zhou, Deputy Director, Institute of World Economy, CAITEC, ChinaDownload this Speaker's Presentation
EDGE and Green Financing for Homesby Sabin Basnyat, Energy Efficient Specialist, IFCDownload this Speaker's Presentation
Green Housing Finance - KfW's experienceby Karl von Klitzing, Principal Project Manager, KfW Development Bank, GermanyDownload this Speaker's Presentation
Green financing for affordable housing projects in Kenyaby Frank Ireri, CEO, Housing Finance KenyaDownload this Speaker's Presentation
The legal framework for ABTs in South Africaby Dr Jeffrey Mahachi, Advisor: Special Projects, National Home Builders Registration CouncilDownload this Speaker's Presentation
Unique partnerships: Lafarge's affordable housing project in Zambiaby Emmanuel Rigaux, CEO, Lafarge ZambiaDownload this Speaker's Presentation
MicroBuild Facility: Emerging Lessonsby Ezekiel Esipisu, Associate Director for Programmes, Europe, Middle East & Africa, Habitat for Humanity InternationalDownload this Speaker's Presentation
Getting MFIs to grow to scale in providing housing microfinanceby Ruth Odera, Regional Housing Microfinance Manager, Habitat for Humanity InternationalDownload this Speaker's Presentation
Supporting effective home improvements financed with housing microfinanceby Victor Mints, International Finance CorporationDownload this Speaker's Presentation
The potential of modern methods of construction as levers for achieving scale & affordabilityby James Mugerwa, CEO, Shelter AfriqueDownload this Speaker's Presentation
Case study: A view of ABTsby Lee Mhlongo, CEO FNB Affordable Housing FinanceDownload this Speaker's Presentation
Case study: e'lite Buildby Adam Seymour, e'lite BuildDownload this Speaker's Presentation
Case study: Motlekar Roof and Tileby Motlekar Roof and TileDownload this Speaker's Presentation
Case study: Kavango Block Brickby Heinrich Schroeder, Kavango Block BrickDownload this Speaker's Presentation
Goodwill Message at the 30th Anniversary of the AUHFby Honourable Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development of Nigeria, Mrs Akon E EyakenyiDownload this Speaker's Presentation

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