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Activities

Information Collection and dissemination

The AUHF keeps its members and the affordable housing sector in Africa informed. The housing finance environment has expanded, calling for broader and more sophisticated responses. The regulatory and policy environment remains a challenge in most countries in Africa with governments not adequately addressing low income housing as is evidenced in informal and inadequate housing conditions across the continent.

  • Start your journey by reading and signing up for the monthly AUHF newsletter.
  • Browse the AUHF journal articles for academic inspiration.
  • Read the AUHF member case studies for real-world application of academic information.
  • See the CAHF research conducted into the housing finance industry.
  • View of AUHF presentations given at AUHF events.

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Networking and Investment Support

The housing finance environment has expanded, calling for broader and more sophisticated responses. There is also real urgency to this work in the light of existing backlogs, growing population numbers and increasing urbanisation rates throughout Africa.

Networking and Investment support opportunities include:

  • The AUHF's Annual Conference - the premier affordable housing investment conference in Africa.
  • Participation in the AUHF Annual General Meeting.
  • Speaking opportunities: at the AUHF Conference and other, external, industry events throughout the year.
  • Discounted participation rates at external industry events.
  • Access and introduction to AUHF members and housing stakeholders in other countries.

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Lobbying and Advocacy

Governments and stakeholders are subject to varying degrees of red tape. Through lobbying and advocacy, members are better equipped to develop institutional capacity in order to address and affect real change within the state of housing finance in Africa.

  • AUHF members are able to attend engagements with regional, continental, and international bodies.
  • An annual declaration takes place to further this agenda.
  • View position papers for further information on lobbying and advocacy in the housing finance industry.
  • The housing sector continues to support the essential workers who are working hard to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • See our country fact sheets
  • AUHF also has fact sheets for International Agendas: New Urban Agenda and SDGs.

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Member showcasing

AUHF endeavours to assist its members in growing and finding opportunities in their respective industries within the housing finance sector. With an increasing number of active members throughout Africa, member marketing is helpful in order to gain recognition within the low-cost housing finance sector.

  • AUHF members have their profiles up on the AUHF website for others to view and get to know them.
  • Members have the opportunity to share their own updates in the monthly AUHF newsletter.
  • AUHF members are able to conduct and share their case studies in order to share what they have learnt and establish themselves as thought leaders in the industry.
  • Members get to give presentations and offer their input at AUHF conferences.
  • To verify their AUHF membership, members are given membership certificates.
  • To further enable members and prospective members to view their industry counterparts, they have access to a member dashboard.

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Capacity Building and Professional Development

Developing the African housing finance industry requires AUHF members to be better equipped through additional training and workshops in the housing finance sector. Learning from each other face to face, allows members to steadily grow their capacity as individuals, within their businesses and within the low-income housing finance industry in Africa.

  • AUHF collaborates with CAHF to send its members to seminars and webinars.
  • CAHF workshops connect with AUHF members to offer housing finance workshops.
  • AUHF offers technical assistance for AUHF members from CAHF research managers.
  • AUHF members receive discounted rates to courses in housing finance.
  • AUHF supports study tours between member organisations and countries.
  • AUHF conducts surveys of member needs in order to better support them and grow their capacity.

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