2023 Shelter Conference: Supporting Housing Development in Nigeria

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Benin - Mediaage NG News – Hugely becoming a brand, the Shelter Conference is emerging as one of the significant platforms that unyokes housing development in Nigeria.

Despite making its debut last year, the annual event is becoming a major topic, as it has brought together experts, practitioners, and policymakers from various housing related fields to discuss and find ways of fighting the perennial challenges of housing affordability.

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The gathering aims to explore innovative solutions in the realm of housing. Through its thoughtful agenda, the conference aims to comprehensively empower stakeholders and ignite positive changes in the country’s housing sector.

Addressing the issue of adequate housing, fundamental to human existence is crucial for Nigeria’s social and economic development.

The Shelter Conference recognizes this importance and serves as a catalyst for collaboration, exchange of ideas, and strategic partnerships.

Known for a rapid growing population, with increased urbanization, West African nation, Nigeria faces an immense dearth of housing and one of the primary objectives of the Shelter Conference is to stimulate dialogue and knowledge-sharing among key players in the housing industry.

The event offers a unique opportunity for stakeholders, including government representatives, developers, architects, financial institutions, and NGOs, to share experiences, best practices, and challenges faced in housing development.

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Slated for the 25th through 29th of September, the conference provides the stage for panelists’ opinions and views on housing development. They will speak on discussions and interactive topics like sustainable housing design, affordable housing finance, urban planning, technology in construction, and social housing policies.

These discussions help shape a comprehensive understanding of the housing landscape and inspire innovative approaches to address the housing deficit in Nigeria.The 2023 Shelter Conference also aims to play a crucial role in fostering collaborations between different sectors in the built industry.

By bringing together experts from the private and public domains, academia, and civil society, the conference facilitates networking and partnership opportunities, encouraging synergy for the pooling of resources, expertise, and ideas to maximize the impact of housing development initiatives across Nigeria.

Furthermore, the Shelter Conference will serve as a platform for showcasing innovative housing projects and technologies. Exhibitions and demonstrations introduce cutting-edge construction methods, sustainable materials, and energy-efficient designs. This exposure not only sparks inspiration but also fosters the adoption of new practices and technologies in Nigeria’s housing industry.

Importantly, the Shelter Conference recognizes the importance of community engagement in housing development. Local communities are at the heart of the housing ecosystem, and their voices must be heard and respected.

The conference provides a space for community representatives to share their experiences, challenges, and aspirations. This dialogue helps shape inclusive and people-centric housing policies and initiatives that cater to the diverse needs of Nigeria’s population.

In addition to knowledge-sharing and collaboration, the Shelter Conference also emphasizes capacity building. Workshops, training programs, and mentorship opportunities are offered to young professionals, aspiring entrepreneurs, and students seeking to make a difference in the housing sector.

By nurturing the next generation of housing professionals, the conference contributes to the long-term sustainability of Nigeria’s housing industry.The Shelter Conference has undoubtedly made significant strides in empowering housing development in Nigeria.

It serves as a vital platform for promoting dialogue, sharing knowledge, and fostering collaborations. By bringing together diverse stakeholders, showcasing innovative solutions, and prioritizing community engagement, the conference is contributing to addressing the housing deficit and improving the lives of countless Nigerians.

As the conference aims for sustained growth, its impact on Nigeria’s housing landscape is expected to be substantial.

The transformative power of the 2023 Shelter Conference lies in its ability to inspire, connect, and ignite change, and with renewed commitment from all stakeholders, there are expectations of immense potentials to build a brighter, more inclusive, and sustainable future for housing in Nigeria.

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