Fri, October 07, 2022 Advisory
The Center for Urban Planning and Policy (CUPP) has been working with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in coordination with IIFL Home Finance Ltd. (IIFL HFL) to support the green building ecosystem in the affordable housing sector in India. Under Technical Assistance (TA) supported by the ADB, CUPP is engaged in capacity-building activities for stakeholders of the affordable housing value chain.
Four training courses are being developed and delivered as a part of the capacity-building activities. The first course on ‘Design for Sustainable Affordable Housing’ was delivered in Pune on 15th and 16th July 2022, followed by the second delivery in Hyderabad on 19th and 20th August 2022. The training saw participation from developer groups, housing finance companies, consultants, and local authorities. The second course on ‘Policy Landscape for Green and Affordable Housing for Women’ was conducted in Delhi on 15th and 16th September 2022. Along with private sector organizations, this course also saw active engagement from central and state government organizations like NITI Aayog, Chandigarh Housing Board, Gujarat Real Estate Regulatory Authority (GujRERA), etc. Institutions and think tanks like NIUA, KSS-ISPER, AIILSG, CPR, CEEW, AEEE, and Jamia Islamia University also participated in the training.
The next two courses in the series will focus on project formulation, appraisal, and implementation. The upcoming course on ‘Project Formulation and Appraisal for Green Affordable Housing’ is scheduled on 7th and 8th October 2022 in Ahmedabad and on 21st and 22nd October in Delhi. The last course on Project Implementation will be conducted in November and December in Mumbai and Jaipur. Participants will include professionals involved in the execution of the projects like architects, project managers, site supervisors, engineers, and others.
The training team included Dr. Sejal Patel, Dr. Saswat Bandopadhay, Vanishree Herlekar and Avanish Pendharkar, supported by Vijaya Salanke, Priyankita Pant, and Shashank Trivedi. Other distinguished speakers that shared their insights included Mr. Kuldip Narayan (Joint Secretary and Mission Director -Housing for All, MoHUA) and Mr. Monu Ratra (ED and CEO, IIFL HFL). Mr. Hitesh Kumar Makwana (Principal Secretary, Housing and Urban Development, Govt. of Tamil Nadu), Mr. Kundan Kumar (Joint Secretary, NITI Aayog).