Africa Housing
Forum Innovation
Awards

Innovations Awards have ended

We are happy to announce the top 12 finalists for the 2022 Africa Housing Forum Innovation Awards and each category winner.
Best Practices

Best Practices

Category

This category focuses on practices by public or public-private partnerships that help to improve communities and settlements, and increase access to affordable housing for the disadvantaged segments of society.

Winner

Franchise Model and affordable sustainable housing

Organisation:Earth Enable, Inc

Country: Rwanda

Finalists

The Transaction Support Centre

Organisation: 71point4 / Centre for Affordable Housing Finance in Africa

Country: South Africa

Climate smart tech, planning & housing observatory

Organisation: Civic Forum on Housing and Habitat Zambia (CFHHZ)

Country: Zambia

Ikemeleng Temporary Residential Units

Organisation: South African Housing and Infrastructure Fund (SAHIF)

Country: South Africa

Public Policies

Public Policies

Category

This category focuses on policies across all government level that help to reduce housing deficit while taking into considerations the specific needs of minorities, vulnerable and marginalized populations.

Winner

Mukuru Special Planning Area Program

Organisation: Muungano wa Wanavijiji, Akiba Mashinani Trust

Country: Kenya

Finalists

Housing for All Egyptians

Organisation: Social Housing and Mortgage Finance Fund (SHMFF)

Country: Egypt

MELHORIA PROJECT

Organisation: Fundo para o Fomento de Habitação, Fundo Público 

Country: Mozambique

Lesotho National Housing Policy

Organisation: Ministry of Local Government and Chieftainship

Country: Lesotho

ShelterTech

ShelterTech

Category
This category focuses technology innovations (product & services) from the private sector that provide practical solutions to affordable housing challenges ,and can be commercially scaled and replicated to increase impact on low-income households and communities.
Sponsored by the Hilti Foundation

Winner

Green Building

Organisation: ECOACT TANZANIA

Country: Tanzania

Finalists

Cassava Concrete for Low-Cost Housing Delivery

Organisation: Kampala International University

Country: Uganda

Anix Building System

Organisation: AGLA Building Contractors

Country: Malawi

NYUMBA MKONONI

Organisation: NYUMBA MKONONI LTD

Country: Kenya

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Within the framework of the Africa Housing Forum, the Innovation Awards seek to promote and celebrate innovative approaches to improve housing conditions for low-income households at scale. The Awards further seek to demonstrate the importance of strategic collaboration, specifically Multi-Sector People-Public-Private-Partnerships that foster innovations. The focus of the Awards will be on rewarding initiatives that address real needs and provide affordable, disaster-resilient, inclusive, and sustainable solutions with an added lens of post-pandemic considerations.

The entries for the Africa Housing Forum Innovation Awards 2022 are now closed.​

Benefits to Finalists/ Winners of all Categories

Benefits

12 Finalists

3 Winners