Cooperation between Europe and Africa towards housing

Cooperation between Europe and Africa towards housing

This panel proposes a profuse discussion between experts and representatives of the European Union and the United Nations to jointly think of how to foster a strong partnership between Africa and Europe towards housing, with the aim to mitigate informality and foster innovation and sustainable growth. Moderator: Mathabo Makuta – National Director for Habitat for Humanity Zambia […]

Challenges and opportunities of improving Cooperative Housing in Central and Eastern Europe

Challenges and opportunities of improving Cooperative Housing in Central and Eastern Europe

The housing cooperative model stands as an alternative to rental housing and homeownership. It consists of a housing market arrangement where housing is equally owned and jointly controlled by the members of the cooperative allowing for the provision of housing that is more affordable and less costly. This model presents very specific challenges and opportunities. […]

Central and Eastern Europe region – is it really that similar?

are central and eastern europe that similar

With shared history baggage and analogous problems faced nowadays, Central and Eastern Europe region countries are often perceived as very similar. The aim of this session would be to analyse this assumption in the context of housing. What is the role of central governments in tackling housing issues, are there national housing strategies and what […]

#Housing2030 – Time to Think & Do Differently

housing2030

This discussion will aim to shine a light on the #Housing2030 initiative, presenting this new resource that allows policymakers to improve the results of affordable housing while tackling environmental, social and economic recovery. The session presents existing good practices and tested policies across the UNECE region, and discusses how they can support policymaking. Co-organized by […]

The role of public-private-people partnerships (P4) in promoting social & affordable housing opportunities

The role of public-private-people partnerships (P4) in promoting social & affordable housing opportunities

This roundtable engages experts from various sectors to jointly dwell on the challenges in providing or accessing social & affordable housing, from the perspective of different actors involved in the partnerships, taking into consideration innovative solutions for housing. Moderator: Puja Sawhney – Associate Director, People-Public- Private Partnerships (Asia Pacific), Habitat for Humanity International Speakers: Johann Baar – Director […]

Applying market systems development approaches to housing: the journey so far

Applying market systems development approaches to housing

Most low-income people use available market options to put a roof over their heads. These transactions in local housing systems outstrip any philanthropic effort to improve shelter, and improving the system is a logical goal for any organization seeking to adequately house the 1.6 billion individuals who lack a decent home. This session is a […]

Access to housing in the face of a pandemic & the global impact of COVID-19

Access to housing in the face of a pandemic & the global impact of COVID-19

Opening ceremony for Day 1 of the Europe Housing Forum, followed by the first plenary session: “The global impact of COVID-19 on housing: The role of housing-related public authorities during and after COVID-19” This session aims to promote a discussion on the role of public authorities, other public actors and housing-related policies amidst the COVID-19 […]