The evolving role of the Government, private and social sectors in furthering affordable housing development projects across Africa


Event Name: Affordable Housing Africa

Date: 18-20 August 2014

Venue: African Pride 15 on Orange Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa

The evolving role of the Government, private and social sectors in furthering affordable housing development projects across Africa

Housing is a key issue facing countries across Africa with a huge unmet need for good-quality, low-cost housing in urban areas for low income households. No country wants to be left behind in terms of providing quality housing infrastructure for their citizens thus Governments across the region are ready for change and open to proposals that will address this problem. Learn how the provision of housing can have a multiplier effect to spur on the economy and stay ahead in this increasingly globalised society.

Affordability remains a major challenge in African housing markets, which are constrained by factors such as poverty, lack of long-term financing, land management systems in need of reform and the rising cost of building materials. The market for developing affordable housing in Africa is one of the most dynamic with millions of dollars worth of investment opportunities to be catalysed. We will look at new policies to encourage first home buyers from the low to middle income group to incentivising participation from the private sector to accelerate provision of affordable homes as the demand continues rise in the future.

Attend the Affordable Housing Africa conference on the 18-20 August 2014 at the African Pride 15 on Orange Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa , organised by marcus evans, to learn about the evolving role of the Government, private and social sectors in furthering affordable housing development projects across Africa. The major challenges remain financing projects and administering the right technologies. We will be paying more heed to the various financing options for developers and individuals including though not restricted to multilateral financing, securitisation, etc which have been used in many instances in emerging markets. We will also look into innovative construction methods using economically viable, low carbon and energy efficient technologies. Furthermore we will be addressing housing policies, urban development and regeneration initiatives such as inclusionary housing, affordable rental and social housing alternatives which are being adopted across the region.

We are delighted to have Bonginkosi Madikizela, the Minister of Human Settlements from Western Cape Government at the conference. He will be delivering a keynote ministerial presentation on “Catalysing Alliances between Governments and the Private Sector to Harness the Abilities of All Stakeholders to Increase the Supply of Affordable Housing”.

Do not miss this one of a kind conference and network with the following speakers from: City of Cape Town, Federal Housing Authority, Nigeria, Real Estate Developers Association of Nigeria (REDAN), African Union for Housing Finance (AUHF), International Finance Corporation (IFC)- US, HFC Bank- Ghana, Centre for Affordable Housing Finance – Africa, Select Africa, FHA Mortgage Bank- Nigeria, United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) – Kenya, NLÉ- The Netherlands, National Home Builders Registration Council (NHBRC)-South Africa, BSc Projects- South Africa, Agremént- South Africa, Surbana- Singapore, Louis Karol Architects- South Africa, Sobha Developers- India, CSIR- South Africa, MFE Formwork Technology- Malaysia and ARG Design- South Africa

Customise your own programme by selecting from any of these streams over Day One and Day Two:

Stream One: Design, Materials & Technologies

Stream Two: Housing Finance

Day 3 – Interactive Think Tanks :Affordable Housing: Making it Work

For more details, please contact Cindy Cluny at CindyC@marcusevanskl.com


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