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.
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 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 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 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 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
AUHF 30th Anniversary Conference & AGM