The 6th African Microfinance Conference was held in Durban from the 12th to the 15th of August 2013. The conference had five sub themes, and sub theme 1 focused on policies and practices in housing finance in Africa. Various themes were explored under different sessions by panellists well versed in their respective professions.
The themes were as follow: Emerging Practice in Housing Microfinance in Africa; Opportunities in Housing Microfinance in Africa: taking stock of the practice; Investor Climate for HMF in Africa; Investor Climate for HMF in Africa; and Policy developments in support of HMF, followed by a workshop on the last day of the conference.
This presentation was given by Wagane Diouf from Urbanis Africa and explores affordable housing microfinance within Africa. Opportunities within the sector are highlighted and subsequently how they can be exploited.