Conference Programme

 

Day 1 – 17 October 2017
7:30 – 9:00 Arrival & Registration
9:00 – 11:00 Opening Ceremony
Welcome, Mr. Mathias Katamba, Managing Director Housing Finance Bank

Welcome, Mr. Oscar Mgaya, Chairman, African Union for Housing Finance (AUHF)

Remarks, Mr. Richard Byarugaba, Managing Director, NSSF

Remarks, Parity Twinomujuni, Chief Executive Officer, NHCC

Remarks, Mr. David G. Opiokello, Board Chairman, Housing Finance Bank

Remarks, Minister of State for Urban Development

Remarks, Minister of State for Lands

Remarks, Minister of State for Housing

Remarks, Minister of State for Planning

Remarks from the Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development

Remarks from the Minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Development

Guest of Honor – Key Note Address and Tour of Exhibitors

His Excellency the President of Uganda

11:00 – 11:15 Media interlude / Tea
  Moderator: Mr. Paul Busharizi – Business Journalist, The New Vision, Uganda
11:15 – 1:00 Session 1: Engaging housing value chains for growth: key issues in Africa
11:15 – 12:00 Industry Keynote Session: Engaging housing value chains for growth in Africa

Ms. Stella Kilonzo, Division Manager, Financial Markets Division, African Development Bank

12:00 – 1:00 Panel Discussion: What will it take to engage our housing value chains in Africa? 

  • Stella Kilonzo, Division Manager, Financial Markets Division, AfDB
  • Mr. Mathias Katamba – Managing Director, Housing Finance Bank Uganda
1:00 – 2:00 Lunch
2:00 – 5:30 Session 2: Land, infrastructure and construction at scale

Mr Francis Gimara, President, Uganda Law Society

2:00 – 2:30 Land Tenure and Housing Finance in Uganda

Mr Femi Adewole, Acting MD, Shelter Afrique

2:30 – 3:00 Project preparation in large scale developments across Africa

Mr David Gardner, Consultant

3:00 – 3:30 Tea
3:30 – 4:00 Impact of housing on the economy: evidence from Tanzania, South Africa, Uganda, Nigeria

Session Chair: Dr William Kalema, UMCIS consulting and BDO East Africa

  • Botswana: Mr Reginald Motswaiso, CEO Botswana Housing Corporation
  • Tanzania: Mr Nehemiah Mchechu, CEO Tanzania Housing Corporation
4:00 – 4:30 Quantifying residential rental in Africa
4:30 – 5:30 Panel Discussion: Building to scale – challenges and innovation across Africa
5:30 – 7:00 Refreshments at Exhibition & Networking Session

 

Day 2 – 18 October 2017
7:30 – 8:00 Arrival
8:00 – 11:30 Session 3: Private and public investment in affordable housing
8:00 – 8:30 Landscape of housing investment in Eastern and Central Africa

Mr Duncan Kayiira, Consultant

8:30 – 9:15 Panel Discussion: Promoting sustainable investment into affordable housing

Moderator: Duncan Kayiira, Consultant

  • Mr Geoffrey Wahome, Lions Head Global Partners
  • Ms Debra Erb, OPIC
9:15 – 10:15 Panel Discussion: Taxation and the Housing Value Chain in Uganda

  • Mr James Mutero, International consultant
10:15 – 10:45 Tea
10:45 – 11:30 Panel discussion: Mortgage liquidity facilities approaching the capital markets

Panel chair: Mr Habib Hann, IFC

  • Prof Charles Inyangete, CEO Nigeria Mortgage Refinance Company
  • Oscar Mgaya, CEO TMRC
11:30 – 1:00 Session 4: Financing affordable housing approaches at scale
11:30 – 12:00 Mainstreaming incremental housing: the case of Zambian Home Loans

Mr Twaambo Hamsute, MD Zambian Home Loans

12:00 – 1:00 Panel discussion: Financing incremental housing approaches at scale
1:00 – 2:00 Lunch
2:00 – 2:30 Housing Investment Chronicles: Financing housing step by step in Mozambique

Mr Benedito Murambire, FSD Mozambique

2:30 – 3:30 Panel: What do we need to be able to lend, today, to the breadth of the affordable market?

Session Chair: Mr Peter Kimbowa, Managing Partner, International Financial Empowerment Consultants

  • Mr Michael Mugabi, Executive Director, Housing Finance Bank Uganda
3:30 – 4:00 Tea
4:00 – 5:30 Session 5: Innovation Elevator Pitch
6 minutes per presentation Flash presentations by 10 innovative projects targeting housing value chain interventions

  1. blockchain technology for land registration
  2. infrastructure financing across Africa
  3. construction support
  4. affordable housing REIT
  5. housing microfinance
  6. affordable construction
  7. mortgage facilitation in Tanzania
  8. etc.
5:30 – 6:00 Closure & vote of thanks
7:00 – 9:00 Gala Dinner – by invitation only

 

Day 3 – 19 October 2017
7:30 – 8:30 Arrival
8:30 – 12:00 AUHF 33rd Annual General Meeting Housing Microfinance Academy
8:30 – 11:30 AUHF AGM: AUHF members Only Hosted by Habitat for Humanity International
11:30 – 1:00 AUHF Board: AUHF Board members only
1:00 – 2:00 Lunch
2:00 – 5:00 Site Visit: NHCC & Venus Enclave