When: Sunday, October 1, 2017 – 00:00 to Saturday, October 7, 2017 – 00:00
Where: Two Oceans Aquarium, Cape Town, South Africa
This course aims to provide senior policy makers, investors, developers and housing professionals with the necessary analytical tools and understanding to become constructive partners in improving and expanding housing finance systems in their countries.
The course offers a comprehensive overview of the elements of housing finance systems and identifies the issues and constraints that prveent most housing finance systems from reachin their potential.
Sub-Saharan Africa faces a major housing challenge related to rapid urbanization and a new urban household formation. Formal housing has not kept up with urban growth, resulting in deteriorating conditions of the existing housing stock and growth in informal settelments. In order to scale up a new formal constrution, housing finance systems need to expand and innovate urgently. As a result, the course aims to provide senior policy makers, investors and housing professionals with the necessary analytical tools and understanding to become constructive partners in improving and expanding housing finance systems in their countries.
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The current and projected growth in African cities creates significant opportunities for real estate on the continent but also presents serious challenges in the form of infrastructure deficits, urban management and the financial viability of cities in general. While many of these opportunities and challenges are experienced elsewhere in the world, the nature and scale of them are unique to South Africa and the rest of the continent.
For this reason, the main aim of the Research Unit is to provide a unique inter-disciplinary research platform for academia that promotes the identification of issues and seeks solutions to urban real estate investment, finance, economics and management problems in Africa.
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The Centre for Affordable Housing Finance in Africa (CAHF) has been operating as an independent think tank in South Africa since May 2014, pursuing its mission of making Africa’s housing finance markets work. It grew out of the housing finance theme of the FinMark Trust, where its research and advocacy programme began in 2003. CAHF’s work extends across the continent, and it is supported by and collaborates with a range of funders and partners.
CAHF brings information to the market place to enable stakeholders in the public and private sector to make policy and investment decisions in favour of improved access to affordable housing. Our emphasis is on the role that finance plays in realising this, and we champion market intelligence—data, market analytics and research—to stimulate investor interest and to support better policy. We are highly networked and engage with stakeholders at the local, national, regional, continental and global levels to support the realisation of investment towards affordable housing in Africa.
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