Joint AUHF & IUHF Conference and AGM:
Incorporating the 35th Annual AUHF Conference & AGM and the 31st IUHF World Congress
This year’s African Union for Housing Finance Conference under the theme, “Realising Affordability in Global Housing Markets” will be a Joint AUHF & IUHF Conference and AGM: Incorporating the 35th Annual AUHF Conference & AGM and the 31st International Union for Housing Finance (IUHF) World Congress. The conference has been growing every year in size, content and reputation. This year, through the partnership with the IUHF, the conference reach will reflect content and experience from across the world, and is expected to draw in a much wider international profile of delegates.
This year’s conference will explore the challenge of housing affordability as it is being expressed across the globe. Organised across a series of themes, the presentations will articulate the detail of the affordability challenge while also providing case studies of innovation and success. Speakers will be drawn from the body of the AUHF, as well as from across the world, bringing global expertise to this question of housing affordability.
A key outcome of the AUHF’s past conferences has been the development of a declaration, promoting the role of the private sector and articulating expectations of government in the development of housing finance markets in Africa. This advocacy agenda will be maintained in this year’s conference, amplified through the clout that a truly global conference brings. The “Cape Town Declaration” will be circulated among governments and fed into international standards setting and policy making bodies as a key contribution articulating the voice of housing financiers and other sector participants. Towards this outcome, and in support of a truly world class networking event, the conference will bring together investors and financiers, developers, building material suppliers, professionals and policy makers from around the world to deliberate on the challenges and explore opportunities for addressing the housing affordability challenge worldwide.