Join us at the World Urban Forum in Katowice, Poland from 26th June to build a home for human potential that doesn’t cost the earth.
Data and Affordability – Unlocking Affordable Housing Markets Through A Data Revolution
Event Date And Time
Monday 27 June, 16:00 – 17:30
Location: Multifunction Hall: Room 5, NE 25
Network Event Number: 8744974758655230
Hosts: Sida, Reall, and the World Bank
Ben Atkinson, Research Evidence and Learning Manager, Reall
Ellen Hamilton, Lead Urban Specialist, The World Bank
Jeet Mistry, Programme Specialist in Sustainable Urban Development, Sida
Sumedha Naik, CEO, Syntellect
Sam Odia, CEO, Millard Fuller Foundation
John Michael LaSalle, Analyst, Climate Policy Initiative/Cities Climate Finance Leadership Alliance
A severe lack of data is inhibiting the growth of affordable housing markets that will deliver for people, profit and planet. In a world where at least 1.2 billion people live in substandard housing, there is a strong need for an improved supply of market intelligence to amplify the case for affordable housing, promote change and crowd in new actors and investors.
Moderated by the World Bank who will bring a global view on the role of data, this session will explore the impact of the data challenge for quality public and private sector decision making and investment and demonstrate how trail-blazing organisations are bridging this gap through innovative approaches and pioneering tech solutions.
Climate-Smart Affordable Housing: A Route to Green Infrastructure in Cities
Event Date And Time
Wednesday 29 June, 16:30 – 18:00
Location: Multifunction Hall: Room 6, NE 146
Network Event Number: 7822279992546067
Ian Shapiro, CEO, Reall
Sharon Gil, Programme Management Officer Lead Circular Economy in Cities, UNEP/Global ABC
Michelle M. Farrell, Senior Operations Officer IFC/Edge
Miran Saifi, Business Development Manager ModulusTech
Etta Madete, Architect & Affordable Housing Lead, BuildX Studio
Joanne Ng, Market Systems Portfolio & Partnerships Senior Manager New Story
Ruben Werchan, Senior Policy Officer for Sustainable Urban Development, Division Urban development, mobility, circular economy, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
70% of buildings that will exist in Africa and Asia by 2050 are yet to be built, a critical opportunity exists to ensure that solutions to the housing crisis support – and do not undermine – the Paris Agreement and global sustainability goals. Reall are bringing together sector experts to explore and provide evidence that green affordable housing does not have to be expensive or complex.
We will highlight how cities can support the delivery of this infrastructure, without requiring a trade-off between shelter, resilience, and climate needs. We will address how partnerships, linking global investment to local action, has achieved tangible progress from which lessons can be drawn and feed into scale up initiatives.
Meet Reall’s affordable housing experts travelling to the Forum.
Ian has been working at the interface between private sector effectiveness and public good for 25 years. Reall’s model has provided an ideal platform for his leadership.
Ian spent 16 years at DFID (now the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office), where he progressed to Head of Private Sector Development. Ian was Chief Strategy Officer for Crown Agents before joining Reall as CEO in 2018. Ian was named in a list of ‘Top 20 Dynamic CEOs of 2020’ by The CEO Publication, and was named Cause4’s Social Entrepreneur of the Month, August 2021.
Ian has lived and worked in numerous countries across Africa and Asia. He now resides in London with his wife and daughters.
Lucy has over 16 years’ experience in international urban development, sustainable cities and affordable housing, and has spent over a decade of her career at Reall.
She played a key role in shaping Reall’s evolution from grant-giving NGO to commercial, market-focused innovator and investor.
As Policy and External Affairs Director, Lucy is responsible for positioning Reall as a global thought-leader, crowding in actors and resources, addressing market barriers and catalysing climate-smart housing markets that work for people on low-incomes. This includes the first publicly-accessible data dashboard sharing market intelligence and data on Reall’s housing investments, pioneering research and innovations in the climate, fintech and proptech space and strategic collaborations with players such as the UN.
Patrick is a CIMA qualified accountant with extensive experience in financial management, investment and international development, with a particular focus on impact investing in emerging markets.
A multi-linguist investment professional, he started his career in finance at British Telecom in 1998. Over the following decade, he worked for a real estate consultancy firm, in investment banking at JPMorgan and RBS. He also helped setup a micro finance bank in DR Congo in 2009.
Laura’s career has spanned 15 years of work in the Humanitarian shelter and low-income housing sectors, working with partners across South America, Africa, Middle East and Asia. Her work has focused on resilience, risk reduction and more recently on sustainability of housing and shelter, for organisations such has Habitat for Humanity, the Red Cross and Catholic Relief Services (CRS).
As Head of Operations at Reall, Laura’s role focusses on partnering with pioneering organisations with unique solutions to the delivery of affordable housing across the Asia region, not only delivering homes but working with the wider ecosystem of finances, technology and policy to promote a wider environment that enables a scale-up.
Reall are building a home for human potential that doesn’t cost the earth
Achieving the SDGs through affordable housing in Africa and Asia
With only ten years to go to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, many of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are off track – a situation that has been compounded by the Covid-19
Lack of data is a fundamental market blockage to the scale up and investment in climate-smart affordable housing. Our cutting-edge disruptive data sheds light on the success and challenges that critical housing markets face today, ensuring quality, timely and accessible datasets for all.
In partnership with UN-Habitat Cities Investment Facility (CIF),Reall will exclusively feature on the CIF Stand at WUF11. Want to join the conversation about building a green affordable homes movement that doesn’t cost the earth? Come and chat to us.
Reall and CIF are collaborating to unlock investment in green affordable housing, drawing on 30 years of experience Reall has with partners in emerging markets and a growing pipeline of project investment opportunities between each organisation.
We believe that working together gives us the opportunity to increase our impact and crowd in strategic players who can disrupt the housing market for people living on low incomes.
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Affordable, climate-smart housing can unlock an uncrowded $17 trillion market opportunity, accelerate a just transition to netzero, and drive inclusive green growth in emerging markets.