ICA Housing Seminar - Cape Town

Nov 01, 2013 - Nov 01, 2013

Friday 1 November - 10:00 to 16:00 Seminar: Working together to develop housing co-operatives

Cape Town 2014

The seminar and round table brought together African and international housing co-operators to discuss the current challenges and opportunities faced by the co-op housing movement in sub-Saharan Africa and to share best practices and ideas to pursue co-op housing development. An overview of the current situation in the region was provided by representatives of Rooftops Canada-Abri international and We Effect, two international organizations involved with housing co-operatives in Africa for several decades. Other sub-Saharan countries also provided the participants with a brief overview of their current situation and specific challenges.

Presentations from the Seminar:

Housing Co-operative Development Project - Angela .N. Ssempala, Uganda Co-operative Alliance

We Effect work with Housing Cooperatives in Africa - Barbra Kohlo, Adequate Housing, East and Southern Africa

Co-op Housing Experiences in Sub-Saharan Africa - Barry Pinsky,  Rooftops Canada - Abri International

The conditions necessary for the creation and establishment of a successful co-operative housing sector - David Rodgers, President ICA Housing

Zimbabwe National Association of Housing Co-operatives (ZINAHCO)

Housing Co-operatives in South Africa - Alison Wilson, Treasurer ICA Housing




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