Workshop on “Mortgage product design and portfolio management”

The African Union for Housing Finance (AUHF) and one of it is members, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) in partnership with the Centre for Affordable Housing Finance (CAHF) with the support of the West African Regional Mortgage Refinance Company (CRRH-UEMOA) and Making Finance Work for Africa (MFW4A) organized a workshop on “Mortgage Product Design and Portfolio Management” in Abidjan from the 6 – 8 February 2018.

The workshop was hosted by the African Development Bank (AfDB) and brought over 45 executives of state agencies and commercial banks from 16 African countries. Through presentations, group exercises and case studies, participants explored the opportunities and challenges for building viable and sustainable housing finance operations in Africa. They were also exposed to tools to design and manage demand-oriented mortgage products for informal borrowers and low-income earners in a given market.