Why Nigerian Leaders – Must Be At 13th AIHS

The Abuja International Housing Show (AIHS) is set for its 13th edition from 23rd to 26th July 2019 at the International Conference Centre, Abuja with over 40, 000 expected participants from Nigeria and at least 15 countries.

As the biggest housing and construction event in Africa, it is expected to host the most recognizable leaders and stakeholders who are shaping and influencing the growth of the sector.

It provides the biggest platform for housing and construction policy conversations bordering on formulation and execution. Its many sessions like the Housing Finance Conference, CEOs Forum and Break-out Panels will engage constructively on how to address housing challenges in Nigeria through policy and administrative interventions.

In light of that fact, the show is therefore a must attend for past and present Nigerian leaders who are concerned about housing delivery in Nigeria. Past and present leaders have introduced a lot of policies and initiatives to address the country’s housing deficit to no avail.

The show is therefore a great opportunity for these leaders to understand why many policies and initiatives failed to meet their objectives, and what can be done to amend past mistakes. Over 30 local and international speakers will be on hand to deliver keynote lectures on the best approaches of tackling housing crisis in Nigeria.

Participating leaders will have opportunity to also speak about ongoing projects and how the masses can key into them and benefit from them. Past leaders will also use the show to educate present leaders on what the most critical areas are and what they should prioritize.

The show will generally present an atmosphere of free flowing conversation about how all stakeholders can contribute to the growth of housing in Nigeria.

As the most involved stakeholders, past and present leaders have always participated in the show and this year’s edition wouldn’t be an exception, especially because of its enlarged frontiers of dialogue, networking and promotion of policies and projects.

Present leaders can also interact with more private housing stakeholders in order to forge better areas of working together and advancing synergy for housing growth and development.

Prominent among leaders that have attended the show includes former Senate President, Bukola Saraki, Former Minister of Housing, Tunde Fashola, Kano state Governor, Abdulahi Ganduje, Former Governor of Bauchi state, M.A Abubakar, Senators and House of Representatives members, ministers of housing from numerous African countries and high commissioners.

By Ojonugwa Felix Ugboja

Opportunities for Housing Cooperatives at 13th AIHS

More stakeholders in the Nigerian housing sector are beginning to speak on the best approach to solving Nigeria’s housing deficit. Over 70% of Nigerians who live below the poverty line do not own a home of their own, making the country one of the worst in the world in terms of home ownership ratio.

Over the years, billions of dollars have gone down the drain in several government led housing projects without any significant impact with regards to provision of houses, one of man’s most important needs.

The Abuja International Housing Show is the place where the best ideas for solving housing problems are presented for stakeholders to deliver on. At this year’s event which will be attended by 40, 000 participants from Nigeria and at least 15 countries, there will be opportunities for housing cooperatives in Nigeria to learn a couple of things about the formation of housing cooperatives around the world and how they can be sustained to meet their set goals.

According to the show’s convener, some of the opportunities for housing cooperatives at this year’s event includes the following.

a. Housing cooperatives are encouraged to attend in order to learn from international speakers about the experience of housing cooperatives abroad and how they have been able to successfully organize to pursue housing.

b. There will be opportunity for cooperatives in Nigeria housing to learn how they can raise capital for themselves. One of the major challenges to affordable housing in Nigeria is shortage of capital, and it will be impossible for the government to bear alone the task of solving this key problem. Attending cooperatives will learn from experts about how they can creatively raise their own funds and finance their housing projects without resorting to strategies that will lead to more debt.


c. One of the lacking features of housing cooperatives in Nigeria is corporate governance. The show will present an opportunity for the cooperatives to understand the best practices and how they can run effectively as a corporate entity that not only respect codes and orders but benefit from it. Corporate governance and good management will ensure consumer protection; trust and confidence – both from internal and external stakeholders.

d. There will be an opportunity for them to know how to pull themselves together under a bigger national and international platform that will enable them meet their goals. It is increasingly becoming easier for cooperatives around the world to operate under one umbrella of ambition.

e. There is no other housing event that brings more developers together than the Abuja International Housing Show. So, there will be opportunities for the cooperatives to meet one on one with housing developers and off-take their projects. This meeting with developers will also help the cooperatives to have their own influence on the type of houses they want ranging the designs, sizes, facilities and other building requirements. With this, the developers will be working based on an existing need and not based on guess work or assumptions. AIHS believes that this is very critical in order to avoid the situation where houses are developed without off-takers or any sense of purpose.

f. Many housing cooperatives are finding it difficult to strike partnerships with housing stakeholders, public and private institutions and banks. Having realised this problem, the 13th AIHS will provide them an opportunity to learn about the requirements for cooperatives in order to be recognised for corporate partnerships that will benefit their members’ goals and objectives.

These and many more opportunities are available at the 13th AIHS for all housing cooperatives that participate in the show which starts from 23rd to 26th July 2019 at the International Conference Centre, Abuja. Over 400 exhibitors will be at the show selling their new range of innovative and cost effective products for everyone including cooperatives.

By Ojonugwa Felix Ugboja

Why Every CEO in Housing and Construction Must Attend 13th AIHS

All is set for Africa’s biggest housing and construction event – Abuja International Housing Show (AIHS). The Show slated for 23rd to 26th July at International Conference Centre, Abuja will host over 40, 000 participants from Nigeria and at least 15 countries.

While it is the most preferred event for trade and exhibition, it is also the choice conference destination for corporate chief executive officers (CEOs) in Housing and Construction.

This year’s edition will host over 200 CEOs from varied companies and firms in the housing, construction and business industries across Africa and the world.

A special session called the CEOs Forum will be the biggest convergence of such important figures sharing ideas, experience and expertise on how to lead a more effective and financially inclusive industry.

These CEOs in the real estate, mortgage housing finance, construction companies and professional institutions will engage in conversations that will focus on macro-economic and socio-political environments and their impact on the real estate market and housing in general.

The forum which is a gathering of high profile professionals who are founders and business owners will give opportunity to present and discuss challenges facing their respective organisations and the way forward.

It will be a collaborative and supportive environment for leaders in Nigerian real estate industry support services and mortgage banks. Participating in the forum will increase high level business contact.

 


The forum will equally provide avenue for meeting counterparts from every part of the country and outside the country to network and advance business relations.

With an ever changing world, it is indeed very timely for any CEO to be a part of these top leaders who converge for the sake of housing sector advancement. Various ideas and experiences from several places will greatly benefit the participants in forging more adaptable and effective models of housing and mortgage operations in their respective organisations.

The attending CEOs will proactively engage the show with first hand, authentic – not to mention relevant – information on a number of issues pertaining to the industry.

The most potent resource of the 21st century and especially in the Housing and Construction Sector is information. Things change quickly, and only those who can keep up will be able to compete and stay relevant in the industry.

Having access to veritable information has always been one of the most important benefits for CEOs who attend the AIHS.

Another major highlight of the event is the opportunity for CEOs to be inspired by the presentation of innovative developments in the housing industry by experts and leading brands in the industry.

In addition, renowned experts will provide housing market forecasts and examine issues such as employment, home prices, production, demand and supply. Attending CEOs can learn a lot from these forecasts as they make their projections.

Beneficial CEO Roundtables

There will be break-out sessions led by the attending CEOs to address emerging issues during the course of the show with some definitive and specialised solutions. This will be of great benefit for the entire industry as such recommendations will be largely adopted in order to effectively grapple with industry challenges ranging from the provision of affordable housing, mortgage, quality control and policy directions.

The CEO forum will also be an opportunity for the promotion of new ideas, innovations and products looking for markets. It will also serve as a selection ground for those looking for ideas, businesses and products to invest in.

Clearly, there is no other platform in Nigeria that can bring together as many CEOs and professionals, not only from housing, real estate and construction sectors, but also from government, investment, and capital markets to share their first-hand experience, knowledge and expertise on varied issues related directly or indirectly to housing and development. And the ultimate benefit is the opportunity to establish strong business networks that will advance their individual establishments.

By Ojonugwa Felix Ugboja

13th AIHS Is the Prime Destination for Housing Policy Stakeholders

This year’s edition of Abuja International Housing Show (AIHS) has been bookmarked by housing policy stakeholders as the most desirable destination for shaping Nigeria and Africa’s housing and finance policies.

The 13 year old Show has immensely contributed to the growth and dynamics of housing policies on the continent, and its influence has been appreciated by stakeholders who now use the show as the spring board of ideas and policy reforms.

Previous recommendations and dialogues from the Show has been used to effect or reform housing policies both at the state and federal levels of government.

This year’s edition with the theme, ‘’ Driving Sustainable Housing Finance Models In The Midst of Global Uncertainty — a testament to how it continues to be an invaluable experience for building professionals in Nigeria and across the globe,’’ will host local and international policy makers in housing and finance, corporate executives, government officials and technocrats in conferences and panel tables of positive conversations about the next turn for housing policy and development.

The stakeholders will arrive at recommendations that are influenced by both local and international dynamics in housing in order to come up with policy ideas that are in tandem with current realities and fit for adaptability.

The Show has identified critical areas of policy intervention in Nigeria which includes, Land Use Act, Reviewing the National Housing Fund, Affordable Housing Legislations, Law to Enable Housing Sector Regulation, Legislation on Mortgage Interest Rates and Stakeholders’ Engagement.
Participating policy stakeholders, especially national legislators will be able to hear from other stakeholders at the show about these critical housing legislations that need to be attended to in order to bridge the gap in Nigeria’s housing sector.

According to the organizers, the impact of this show on Nigeria’s housing policy can never be over emphasized and major key stakeholders have indicated interest in having a robust debate on the way forward.

The Show which is slated for 23rd to 26th July 2019 will take place at the International Conference Centre, Abuja with about 400, 000 participants, over 400 exhibitors and at least 30 speakers from over 15 countries.

By Ojonugwa Felix Ugboja

Amazing Benefits for Exhibitors at 13th AIHS

What is most attractive for hundreds of product exhibitors that participate in the Abuja International Housing Show is the countless benefits like the opportunity to introduce new products to the housing and construction industry market and meet exciting buyers with purchasing power.

The AIHS usually host many stands owned by several organisations and brands seeking to introduce their new products and ideas to prospective buyers, clients and investors. The registration platform provides opportunity slots for such brands to book in advance and reap the benefits that come with partnering with the largest Housing Show in Africa.

In past years, we have seen exhibition of contemporary-modern roof designs, home and office furniture and all kinds of latest innovation in building technology.

The Abuja International Housing Show helps to stimulate the building and construction industry, in terms of design-led housing solutions, and high quality home-grown materials and products which are always in presentation.

Also, given that the convener of the Abuja International Housing Show is the promoter of Housing TV, housing development program showing on stations like AIT, TVC and NTA, housing time on Ray power and owner of the largest housing news portal, and not mentioning the live coverage on all social media platforms; it’s a guarantee that participants and exhibitors will get optimum publicity at almost no cost.

The show is attended by about 40, 000 participants from Nigeria and at least 15 countries. There is no bigger and better platform for exhibitors to market and sell their products than the Abuja International Housing Show.

The show also opens doors of sponsorship and partnership for exhibitors as they meet with buyers, clients and investors who will take interest in their products and offer to invest or partner with them. In essence, the show helps exhibitors gain new customers whose patronage will even outlast the show.

Also, for many exhibitors, the show offers them the opportunity to advance their business ideas and be inspired by the products of other exhibitors in order to promote industry competitiveness. It is a mutually beneficial event for all exhibitors.

By Ojonugwa Felix Ugboja

Opportunities for builders, buyers as AIHS attracts 400 exhibitors, 20,000 participants

Opportunities are now open for home builders, buyers, building materials suppliers and manufacturers as the 13th edition of the Abuja International  Housing  Show (AIHS)) beckons with over 400 housing products exhibitors and 20,000 participants from 15 countries across the world.

AIHS, easily the largest gathering of housing sector professionals and other stakeholders in West Africa, is an annual event organised in Abuja by Fesadeb Communications Limited—a real estate-focused communications outfit.

The  show is not just a housing, business and investment event, but also a choice destination for those seeking relevant and up-to-date information on housing, construction, mortgage, investments and real estate management.

In a statement obtained by BusinessDay at the weekend, the organizers revealed that over 20, 000 participants had confirmed participation in the show, adding that  over 400 local and international housing products exhibitors were also expected to showcase their latest products and innovations.

“As a truly international event, participants will cut across, at least, 15 countries of the world, including USA, UK, UAE, South Africa, Kenya, Ghana, India and China. There will be a high level delegation of international diplomats and foreign ministers of works and housing including Ghana’s Samuel Atta Akyea,” Festus Adebayo, the chief executive officer of Fesadeb Communications, said.

The show also anticipates about 30 local and international speakers who will be sharing their knowledge and experience based on the theme of the event—‘Driving Sustainable Housing Finance Models In The Midst of Global Uncertainty’, which will be serving as a testament on how housing finance models continue to be an invaluable experience for building professionals in Nigeria and across the globe.

The organizers assure participants of fine outing as they will be witnessing elite conferences and special sessions like the CEO Forum, Housing Finance and PropTech Conferences, Not Too Young to Own a Home and Women in Housing Convention.

Among the international speakers at the event to be declared open by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo are Lew Shulman, Debra Erb, Kecia Rust, Anders Lindquist and Robert Hornsby whose impact in the global housing environment are immeasurable.

It is expected that the vice president would be supported at the event by the governors of Lagos, Kaduna and Edo states who will also be coming as  guests of honour. Presidents of all housing and construction professional bodies, and corporate CEOs are also expected at the event.

Over the years, AIHS has been endorsed by top public and private sector stakeholders as the number one place for innovation showcase, professional networking, exhibition and making of sales. The show is sponsored by major business and corporate institutions like Echo Stone, Nigerian Mortgage Refinancing Company (NMRC), Family Homes Funds, Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN), Royal Ceramics, Mixta Africa, Cosgrove, Brain and Hammers, Solignum and many more.

“This year’s edition represents opportunity for all. From investors to home buyers, mortgage seekers, companies, career persons, and even students; there are innumerable opportunities for all to realize age-long desires of moving into the next level,” Adebayo assures.

Source: businessdayng

 

Osinbajo, Three Governors For Abuja Housing Show

The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo will open the 13th edition of the Abuja International Housing Show, which commences next month at the International Conference Centre.

Governors of Lagos, Kaduna and Edo states will also be special guest while presidents of all housing and construction professional bodies, and corporate Chief Executive Officers are also expected at the forum.

The expectations for this year’s edition are very high as over 20, 000 participants have confirmed participation, according to Managing Director, Fesadeb Communications Limited, Festus Adebayo, organisers of the forum.

“As the platform for product exhibition, over 400 local and international exhibitors are going to showcase their latest products and innovations to their clients and buyers who are ever attracted by the incomparably cheap bargains available at the show.

“As a truly international event, participants will cut across at least 15 countries including USA, UK, UAE, South Africa, Kenya, Ghana, India and China. There will be a high level delegation of international diplomats and foreign ministers of works and housing including Ghana’s Samuel Atta Akyea.

He revealed that the housing show is not just a business and investment event, it is also a choice destination for those seeking relevant and up-to-date information about housing, construction, mortgage, investments and real estate management.

Adebayo said: There will be at least 30 local and international speakers who will be sharing their knowledge and experience around this year’s theme; ‘’Driving Sustainable Housing Finance Models In The Midst of Global Uncertainty – a testament to how it continues to be an invaluable experience for building professionals in Nigeria and across the globe.

“Participants are guaranteed to witness elite conferences and special sessions like the CEO Forum, Housing Finance and PropTech Conferences, Not Too Young to Own a Home and the Women in Housing Convention.

Notable among the international speakers include Lew Shulman, Debra Erb, Kecia Rust, Anders Lindquist and Robert Hornsby whose impact in the global housing environment are immeasurable.

Not only is the show endorsed by top public and private sector stakeholders as the number one place for innovation showcase, professional networking, exhibition and making of sales, it is also sponsored by major business and corporate institutions like Echostone, NMRC, Family Homes Funds, FMBN, Royal Ceramics, Mixta Africa, Cosgrove, Brain and Hammers, as well as Solignum.

Source: Guardianng

Abuja Housing Show to Host 400 Exhibitors, Others

Over 400 exhibitors and 20, 000 participants have indicated interest to attend this year’s Abuja International Housing Show, the organiser has said.

The organising firm, Fesadeb Communications Limited, said expectations for this year’s edition were very high as local and international exhibitors had confirmed attendance and readiness to showcase their latest products and innovations to their clients and buyers.

According to the firm, as an international event, participants will cut across at least 15 countries including the United States, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, South Africa, Kenya, Ghana, India and China and there will be a high level delegation of international diplomats and foreign ministers of works and housing, including Ghana’s Samuel Atta Akyea.

“Abuja International Housing Show is not just a business and investment event, it is also a choice destination for those seeking relevant and up-to-date information about housing, construction, mortgage, investments and real estate management,” the firm said in statement.

It added that there would be at least 30 local and international speakers who would be sharing their knowledge and experience around this year’s theme of ‘Driving sustainable housing finance models in the midst of global uncertainty —a testament to how it continues to be an invaluable experience for building professionals in Nigeria and across the globe.’

The Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, is expected to declare the show open, according to the firm.

“The highly anticipated event will hold between July 23 and 26, 2019 in Abuja and participants are guaranteed to witness elite conferences and special sessions such as the CEO Forum, Housing Finance and PropTech Conferences, Not Too Young to Own a Home and the Women in Housing Convention, among others,” the firm said.

It explained that notable among the international speakers would be Lew Shulman, Debra Erb, Kecia Rust, Anders Lindquist and Robert Hornsby, whose impact in the global housing environment were immeasurable.

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Group to Partner 13th AIHS On Tackling Tuberculosis in Slums and Housing Environments

Finding the Missing People with TB in the slums of Nigeria:

Nigeria ranks 7th globally amongst the 30 high TB burden countries, and 2nd in the African region. Nigeria is also among one of the strategic initiative countries that makes up the thirteen high burden countries with the most missing people affected by TB1 . In 2017, out of 417, 000 that fell ill, 312 000 (75%) were not notified by the National TB, Leprosy and Control Program (herewith referred to as ‘missed’). This number includes nearly 50% coming from the slum areas in Nigeria2 . Notably, an estimated half of the Nigeria’s population resides in slums; which provide the ideal conditions for transmission and progression of TB infection. Further 71% of TB patients are facing catastrophic costs .

As indicated above, factors that increase people’s vulnerability to tuberculosis (TB) are human rights related; their right to adequate housing, participation in decision making processes and right to sanitation and safe drinking water3 . These interlinked factors spread across and outside the health sector to include the housing and environment sectors. Ending TB therefore requires accountability and obligations from these multisectoral paradigms.

Abuja International Housing Show (AIHS):

The Abuja International Housing Show aims to establish a platform for both public and private sector stakeholders to draw inspiration in addressing sector related problems in Nigeria and even on the continent. The 13th edition of the show holds on July 23 – 26, 2019 in Abuja, Nigeria . The event does not only create awareness on the major challenges in developing or strengthening housing industry and finance markets but also focus extensively on solutions of these challenges by highlighting innovations, new ideas and global experiences in the sector. The Abuja International Housing Show has been the best and most established platform in Africa for such convergence of government officials looking for informed opinion(s) on emerging housing and construction policy dynamics. It also provides the right atmosphere for private sector developers and investors looking for the best clients, partnerships, opportunities for public and private sector collaborations, and customers looking to access the best housing deals. Individual footfalls during the 4-day event is in excess of 25,000 visitors.

Aim:

As part of the Abuja International Housing Show, the Roland Igbinoba Real Foundation for Housing & Urban Development (RIRFHUD) is organizing an advocacy platform to create the visibility of tuberculosis in the national housing and environment agenda. This platform will be focusing on TB, housing and environment in the context of the right to health. To action this platform, RIRFHUD as part of the organizing committee of AHIS has created a Health, Housing & Environment Track within the AIHS. This will provide an opportunity for TB related discussions and the goal is to hold this partnership platform on annual basis.

Objective of the Platform:

The platform will engage with high level decision makers from the housing, environment as well as the health sector. The engagement/discussions will focus on future collaborations and commitments in realization of the right to adequate housing, participation in decision making processes and right to sanitation and safe drinking water for slum dwellers. Very importantly, the platform will mobilize community leaders from the high TB burden slums to join the discussions. Further, barriers limiting the collaboration between the health, housing and environment sectors; and those that are acting as blockades to improving TB case finding will be identified and a collaborative commitment from the three sectors to remove these barriers will be initiated.

The platform will adopt a multisectoral approach that offers synergistic conversations with five specific objectives:

1. Orientate the housing and environment sector on the link between TB, housing and environment

2. Create an understanding of the United Nations High Level Meeting (UNHLM) on TB commitments and targets among the housing and environment sector

3. Receive inputs towards the creation of a framework/working relationship for accountability and obligations for Ministries of health, housing and environment, Civil society and private sector post the UNHLM on TB commitments and targets

4. Share ideas and experiences on how the health, housing and environment sectors can collaborate to ensure that the commitments made (in 3 above) are being adhered to.

5. Create a platform for slum dwellers, to participate as equal partners, driving TB, housing and environment policy in Nigeria.

Overview of the agenda of the Health, Housing and Environment Track (HHET):

The discussion points will include UNHLM on TB commitment and targets; How housing and environment can influence, and assist health organisations to achieve their outcomes; How adequate housing and clean environment can help prevent people from TB infection; WHO Housing and Health Guidelines; Health and Housing inequalities from the human rights perspective; Economic independence of people affected by TB in the slum community; How can we inspire an effective working relationship between health, housing and environment ministries?

Speakers includes Hon. Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Hon. Minister of Environment, Hon. Minister of Health, International Health Agencies, A Community Leader/TB survivor from a selected slum, A national TB champion (To be provided by International Health Agencies).

There will be screening for latent TB – Over the 4-day period of the event amongst the over 25,000 visitors.

 

 

 

AIHS and the Mandate of Building Stakeholders’ Capacity

While Abuja International Housing Show (AIHS) is the number one conference on the continent for topical debates, professional networking and making of sales, it is also the most preferred destination for individuals and organizations looking to build their professional capacity.

There is always an array of career, business and technical support professionals with years of experience in mentoring successful businesses and careers at the show willing to transfer their ideas and experience to those who want to take the next big step.

The show also help build the capacity of both public and private stakeholders in the housing, construction and business sectors whose decisions tend to affect the growth or otherwise of the economy at large. This is the show’s way of ensuring that the best practices are not only observed but sustained.

Why Capacity Building is Important

You can have the most inspiring vision in the world, a powerful mission, and a great strategy, but if you don’t have the capacity for executing, none of those things really matters very much.

AIHS realises that building capacity is one of the most critical activities an organization or individual can pursue.

AIHS has designed capacity building models for all categories of stakeholders to help them in the following ways:

Adapting to Current challenges

AIHS capacity building structures help organizations answer questions like, what are the new opportunities and challenges arising for which you will need additional or different capacity? Where do you need less capacity than in the past? Are there opportunities for shifting resources?

Adopting a Growth Mind-set

Organizers of the show have realized over the years that for growth to happen, there should be also an organizational mindset. What’s yours? Do you believe you are capable of growth and improvement? If you aren’t seeing a growth mindset, then it is time to take steps to promote it—just making people aware of a fixed vs. growth mindset makes them much more likely to embrace the growth mindset.

Investing in Training for Your Human Resources

This is the low hanging fruit, but is often overlooked or not invested in sufficiently. If you want organizational capacity to grow, you have to invest in the individuals that comprise the organization. AIHS has found that one of the ironies of our work in the learning business is that often the people who are responsible for developing and delivering education for others do not have enough opportunities to develop themselves. This year’s show is a good time to make a plan to change that. Identify relevant members of your team and get them on the calendar for this event. The program really focuses in on topical areas that are likely to help improve capacity and the event will be complemented with a learning community that will go on before, during, and after to help cement the learning and make it stick.

Make Knowledge Development and Sharing an Ongoing Practice

We frequently advocate coming together as a group to engage collectively and build and share knowledge— attending an event like AIHS is one way to do that. We also advocate that you work together utilizing the various tools we provide – for example, the CEO Forum – to elicit knowledge and discussion. Prioritize this and schedule it.

Flesh Out and Document Key Processes

As already noted, many organizations do not have clear, well-documented processes in place for key areas of their learning business. We mentioned product development and pricing specifically, but there are many others. AIHS will help you discover how to take a close look at the processes that are most important to your organizations, and how to commit to making sure these are fully fleshed out and documented. Not only will this support your current capacity, it supports longer term sustainability as staff and volunteers move on.

Set Clear Goals and Track Metrics for the Use of Technology

There are diverse technologies for all stakeholders and business, but you need to know which one is most unique to you and that can help you get your job done. As part of this process, we will help you consider whether you have the right tech in place. Participants will learn how to select the right learning technologies for themselves and their organisations.

Connect with Other Organizations

Make a commitment to connect with and learn from peers attending the show. And don’t just make this a “nice to do” item. As part of your internal knowledge sharing and development, brainstorm a list of issues and challenges on which you would like to be able to learn from others and start actively seeking out organizations that have done what you want to do. You can find them on our website www.ihs2019.org.

Beneficiaries of AIHS Capacity Building Program

Those who will benefit from this capacity building event includes:

Public Officials

Public officials especially those who make critical decisions that affect the sector will benefit from this training in order to advance their work and catch up with current global standards.

Businesses

Instead of spending more to recruit many staff, organisations and businesses can learn how to develop the capacity of their current staff to meet current challenges

Career Officers and Professionals

One of the greatest undoing of many career persons and professionals is stagnancy. The show will help those in this category to turn their fortunes around through exposure to how to advance their personal branding, ability to recognize and latch unto opportunities and more. Of special interest will be housing industry related professionals like developers, mortgage and investment bankers, property agents etc.

Artisans

One of the most challenging issues in the artisans’ environment in Nigeria is the lack of professionalism. Though most of them operate in informal sectors, they can convert their work into formal operations through building of capacity. Attending this conference will be a major step for artisans who want to join the club of artisans whose works have been branded to a higher level of financial attractiveness.

Job Seekers and Students

Building a professional career, especially in the housing industry is a process. Job seekers and students can begin to learn this process early enough. They can learn from mistakes that have been made by others and how to avoid them. The event is an opportunity for them to prepare themselves for the future and to also begin to form a network of colleagues and professionals that will go a long way in forging their future.

By Ojonuwa Felix Uboja

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