Cooperation between Europe and Africa towards housing

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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


  • Samuel Mabala – Country Urban Adviser working with the Cities Alliance / UNOPS, based in the Uganda Country Office
  • Jaime Royo-Olid – Urban Development, Sustainable Transport and Digitalisation Senior Officer at the European Union Delegation to Kenya
  • Oumar Sylla – Director of the Regional Office for Africa at UN-Habitat
  • Paolo Ciccarelli – Head of Unit, Sustainable Transport and Urban Development, DG-INTPA, European Commission