AHIS is conceptualized to initiate a dialogue around affordable housing through three broad principles: Dissemination of information with latest trends in the affordable housing sector; Help developers tackle administrative and financial challenges; and find innovative, affordable solutions to the current housing scenario in Africa..
AHIS will achieve this feat by bringing together the relevant Government Bodies, Investors, Financial Consultants, REITs, Private Equity Firms, Developers, Project Owners, Architects, and Suppliers to collaborate towards finding innovative yet effective solutions to the current housing crisis in Africa in terms of affordability.
The initiative, which is being organized by GBB Venture on the 27th – 28th of May 2020 at Lagos Continental Hotel, Lagos, Nigeria aspires to conceive multiple effective delivery models which are also scalable, so as to be implemented across Africa in varied measures.
Affordable Housing Investment Summit aims to initiate a meaningful dialogue by throwing light on the the key issues in making affordable housing a reality in a sustainable manner. This platform creates a synergy between multiple stakeholders to address common challenges and seek opportunities for seamless development of affordable housing in Africa.
AHIS facilitates project holders to turn their vision into reality by connecting them to global pool of Investors with interests in Africa.
AHIS provides a wide range of sponsorship packages and networking opportunities, so our sponsors can reap great benefits before, during and after the summit. Our team works in close connection with the industry veterans to carve out a sponsorship profile to add real value to your brand.
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Get relevant solution-oriented insights into current challenges, developments and future forecasts in the affordable housing sector from our expert speakers.
Chief Executive of the Millard Fuller Foundation.
Sam Odia is Chief Executive of the Millard Fuller Foundation. He is an architect
by profession and has been involved for more than 20 years in housing
initiatives for the lower end of the pyramid. His experience spans Habitat for
Humanity International (www.habitat.org) & The Fuller Center for Housing
(fullercenter.org) where he led the Nigeria country program of each
He has worked through exciting partnerships with global organizations such as
Selavip International (www.selavip.org) and more recently with REALL UK –
formerly Homeless International (www.reall.net) through which he has
acquired a vast amount of hands-on, practical experience in providing low-
He has more recently been involved in affordable housing advocacy & policy
formulation. His dream is to see every Nigerian living in a simple, decent &
Affordable Housing Consultant
housing finance professional
Femi Adewole is a housing finance professional with over 25 years experience
leading housing initiatives across Sub Sahara Africa and the United Kingdom.
Before his appointment as the Managing Director of Family Homes Funds, he
was Managing Director of Shelter Afrique, the Nairobi-based pan-African housing
He has served in various capacities in some of the largest housing companies
around the globe such as First World Communities Ltd, Watford Community
Housing Trust, Notting Hill Housing Group, and Lagos HABITAT 2011 Project
Mr Adewole is an alumnus of the Harvard Kennedy School and Warwick Business
School. He is a chartered architect as well as a planning and development
professional with the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.
Eximia Realty Co Ltd
Mr. Hakeem Ogunniran is the Founder/CEO of Eximia Realty Co Ltd, developers of the MaestroVille, and Fiona-Lawton Apartments, Lekki, and joint promoters of Lake City, LAGOS. His company is also the exclusive franchise of Plovercrest Capital Property for the West African territory.
He recently retired from Uac of NIGERIA Plc having served as the Managing Director of UACN Property Development Co Plc (Updc) from 2010 – 2018 and Managing Director of MDS Logistics (Division of UAC of Nigeria PLC)between 2000 -2010. Prior to 2000, he was at various times a Law Lecturer, Company Secretary/Legal Adviser,Sales/Marketing Manager and Corporate Planning Manager.
Mr. Ogunniran is also a past President an Chairman of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Arbitrators of Nigeria, Council and EXCO Member of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce & Industry and frequent speaker at international conferences including the Annual African Property Investment Summit in Johannesburg, South Africa. He was the Lead Speaker for Africa at the 1st International Conference on Corporate Governance at Shanghai in May, 2010.
In the past 8 years, Mr Ogunniran has changed the narrative of the real estate industry, leading his team to deliver landmark and iconic projects in Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Ibadan and birthingprojects in other cities including Asaba and Calabar. In the area of project funding, he led his company to float bonds, CPs and a DOT based Real Estate Investment Trust in 2013.
He is a recipient of many awards including the Federal Government’s Scholarship for High Academic Standing (1981 – 1984), Fulbright Scholarship to Yale School, USA (1991/1992), Joint Best Individual Performance in Management Accounting in ICSA Final Examinations; Osun State Government of Nigeria’s Merit Award, 2007, ICSAN’s Special Award for Exemplary Service (2009); Kwame Nkrumah Award For Corporate Governance Excellence 2009, Distinguished Chartered Secretary of the Year, 2010; Association of Professional Bodies in Nigeria’s Award for Professional Excellence, 2011 and Global Home Nigeria Property Award’s Property CEO of the Year 2011,Real Estate Unite Person of the Year,2013, the Odua Business Ambassador Awards and named one of the top 20 CEOs of the Listed Companies on the Nigerian Stock Exchange for 2013.
Mr. Ogunniran holds LL.B (Hons) LL.M and MBA degrees from the University of LAGOS. A former Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the Yale Law School, USA, he has attended several high level management training programmes including the Unilever (IMS), U.K, General Management Programme (GMP) of Ashridge Management College, U.K., Strategic Leadership Programme of Cranfield University, U.K., REAL Estate Management Program of Harvard Business School, USA and Senior Financial Management program of the London Business School.
MD & CEO
NISH Affordable Housing Ltd
Mr Adelakun is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of NISH Affordable Housing Ltd, Executive Chairman, Nigeria Integrated Social Housing Cooperative Society Ltd, Managing Consultant, Skytech Institute Ltd, President, Housing Finance and Investment Network, and the Convener of the Nigeria Housing Finance Conference and Affordable Housing Fair.
He is a Chartered Manager, and a Fellow of Chartered Management Institute, United Kingdom, Fellow of Association of National Accountants of Nigeria, and Fellow of Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria. He earned BSc and MBA Degrees from Florida Atlantic University, USA (1988-1990)
He recently retired from the Federal Civil Service of Nigeria as Permanent Secretary
(Common Services Office) in the Office of Head of the Civil Service of the Federation. He also served as Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Aviation, and Federal Civil Service Commission.
He was Chairman, Federal Government Staff Housing Loans Board, Chairman, Federal Integrated Staff Housing (FISH) Programme and Board Member, Pension Commission of Nigeria.
He supervised implementation of Group Life Insurance for Federal Civil Servants, Federal Digital Service Centre, IPPIS Human Resource Module, and Digital Identification and Database for federal civil servants In the Office of Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Nigeria.
He served in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1983 -2007) including Diplomatic Missions of Nigeria in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago; Pretoria and Johannesburg, South Africa; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and Singapore, Singapore. He also served as Head of Internal Audit Unit in the Office of Surveyor General of the Federation (2007-2013) and as Director Treasury Inspectorate in the office of Accountant General of the Federation (2012-2013).
David Matole is an architect, environmental design consultant and an Accredited Green Star SA Professional with the Green Building Council of South Africa and the Kenya Green Building Society. He has practiced as a registered architect for 20 years and is a co-operate member of the Architectural Association of Kenya’s Architects and Environmental Design Consultants Chapters. He is also a founding director and former secretary of the Kenya Green Building Society.
He is a Director of Green Arch Ltd, an architecture and sustainability firm. He is also a lecturer in Architecture and Environmental Design at the Technical University of Kenya where he teaches architectural studio, architectural acoustics and building sustainable design.
UN – Habitat
Head – Capacity Building, Senior Housing Expert
Claudio Acioly is an architect and urban planner, a development practitioner with more than 35 years of experience. He has worked in more than 30 countries. Acioly was a senior housing and land expert, a programme manager, associated with the Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies-IHS for 15 years before he joined UN-Habitat in 2008 as chief Housing Policy, coordinator of the United Nations Housing Rights Program and the Advisory Group on Forced Evictions to the Executive Director of UN-Habitat – AGFE. At IHS, he worked internationally in several housing and slum upgrading programmes. As head of Housing Policy of UN-Habitat (2008-2012), Acioly led the housing policy work of UN-Habitat in countries such as Cuba, Ghana, Malawi, El-Salvador, Uganda, Vietnam, Nepal and Ecuador and was directly involved in housing policy planning and implementation as well as slum upgrading. He is the principal author of UN-Habitat’s Housing Profile Methodology and the Street-led Citywide Slum Upgrading Strategy amongst many other publications. He is currently the head of Capacity Building of UN-Habitat leading global programs and initiatives linking capacity building, institutional development and policy change. Acioly has worked as a consultant for the World Bank, UNECE, UNDP, the Dutch Development Cooperation and several international organizations. He has published books and articles in international journals on issues such as urban density, inner city revitalization, housing, slum upgrading and participatory budgeting.