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ONLINE workshop “National Housing Policy in Albania: Financing for affordable housing and the role of housing agencies”

18 June 2020

WebEx, 09:00 – 13:20 CET

09:00 – 13:20 CET

Languages: English and Albanian

This online workshop is organized by the Albanian Ministry of Economy and Finance and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), in cooperation with Housing Europe, UN-Habitat, UNDP Tirana and the Union for Mediterranean.

The objective of the workshop is to discuss the challenges and opportunities of housing finance and the present and future role of the National Housing Agency (NHA) in Albania based on relevant international best practices.

The outcomes of the workshop will be used for the revision of the National Housing Strategy of Albania and the future role of the NHA and for developing local housing plans for three pilot municipalities in Albania. The workshop will also contribute to the collection of best practices for affordable housing for the UNECE #Housing2030 initiative.

The workshop will also serve as the start for the development of a Country Profile on Urban Development and Housing of Albania, scheduled for completion by 2021.

Draft agenda

English          Albanian

Video recording of the workshop

Presentations

Introduction

UNECE Committee on Urban Development, Housing and Land Management
Ms. Gulnara Roll, UNECE

Session 1 Financing for affordable housing

Approaches to financing affordable housing in Albania

Existing challenges and achievements of financing affordable housing in Albania
Ms. Doris Andoni, Ministry of Finance and Economy, Albania

Overview of the mortgage credit system
Mr. Klodion Shehu, Bank of Albania

Panel discussion

Overview of affordable housing finance in Europe
Ms. Alice Pittini, Housing Europe

PPP Models: challenges and opportunities
Ms. Silvia Paskali, Concession Procedures Sector, Ministry of Finance and Economy of Albania

Session 2 Role of housing agencies in addressing challenges of affordable housing provision

Role of the Albanian National Housing Agency in affordable housing provision
Mrs. Elena Boriçi, Deputy General Director, National Housing Agency, Albania

Panel discussion on international practices

The role of housing agencies in addressing challenges of affordable housing provision
Mr. John O’Connor, The Housing Agency, Ireland

Housing Fund of the Republic of Slovenia, Public Fund
Ms. Mojca Štritof-Brus, National Housing Fund,Slovenia

Roundtable on activities of international organizations supporting housing policies Europe: how they can help in Albania?

Activities of UNECE supporting housing policies
Ms. Nadiia Yeremenko, UNECE

 

 

 

For more information on the workshop, please contact:

Ms. Doris Andoni, Director of Housing Department, Ministry of Finance and Economy of Albania, at doris.andoni@financa.gov.al

Ms. Gulnara Roll, Secretary to the UNECE Committee on Urban Development, Housing and Land Management at Gulnara.Roll@un.org