Policies and systems to ensure equitable access to housing in informal settlements in the Global South

Policies and systems to ensure equitable access to housing in informal settlements in the Global South

Informality persists as the most visible manifestation of inequity. And yet, informal settlements are also spaces of the “social production of habitat” and exemplify people-led development of housing and home, considering complex power dynamics and exclusion from formal decision-making systems. Governments can counteract the compounding stresses adding to the global housing deficit by ensuring equitable […]

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 […]

Policy dilemmas concerning informal Roma settlements: regeneration or desegregation?

informal roma settlements regeneration

Despite a consensus on a need to tackle the problem of inadequate housing conditions of many Roma, to improve Roma’s access to affordable housing and to actively involve Roma into the design and implementation of policies aimed at Roma equality and inclusion, there is an ongoing tension between two objectives and approaches. On one hand, […]

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 […]