The AUHF promotes and drives effective professional development through the provision of training and capacity building opportunities. This involves promoting best practice in the affordable housing industry across Africa, to enable members to respond to the challenges and opportunities within the contexts of their businesses, and supporting better engagement between the public and the private sectors.
In partnership with CAHF, the AUHF supports the delivery of two comprehensive, executive courses – the Housing Finance Course for Sub-Saharan Africa, offered by the University of Cape Town in partnership with the Wharton School’s International Housing Programme at the University of Pennsylvania, and the Housing Finance Course for Francophone Africa, the inaugural offering of which was held in Dakar, Senegal in 2020. These courses both have a cost and are open to the public. AUHF members who are current on their fees benefit from a 20% discount.
From time to time, the AUHF Secretariat also offers smaller, more focused capacity building or training interventions, in response to members’ needs. In the past, these have been 2-3 day workshops, usually hosted by a member in their country. In this past year, we have shifted online and have found that this offers the potential of reaching more stakeholders. Usually, these events have a moderate cost, heavily discounted for AUHF members.
Being an AUHF member, requires members to uphold ethical business practices whilst championing the Principles for Responsible Investing and tracking business performance with respect to environmental, social and corporate governance metrics. In the delivery of products and services the AUHF committs members to sound and effective consumer education to support sustainable entry points for households into the property market. In promoting good practice across its membership, the AUHF Secretariat also undertakes a Code of Conduct Compliance Questionnaire with all of its members on an annual basis.
Capacity Building and Professional Development
- AUHF participation in the development of Housing Finance Massive Open online Course (MOOC).
- In-country seminars for members on requested topics by CAHF.
- Access to CAHF Research Managers for regional content.
(Botswana, Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, Guinea, Malawi, Mozambique, Swaziland, Tanzania, The Gambia, Togo, Uganda, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe).