2014 African Union for Housing Finance Conference

Mon 17 Nov 2014 at 9:00 am to Wed 19 Nov 2014 at 5:00 pm


Cape Town, South Africa

The African Union for Housing Finance (AUHF) 30th Anniversary Conference & AGM took place from November 17 to 19, 2014 in Cape Town with the theme, "The Next Frontier in Affordable Housing: Alternative Building Technologies". The Africa-China Urban Initiative sponsored a presentation by Dr. Mi Zhou titled "Chinese investment in residential construction in Africa: The role of ABTs". This year’s AUHF conference addressed 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. Africa is growing through its cities and yet housing delivery is not reaching the scale, sustainability or affordability levels that these pressures demand.