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Zambia and Rwanda Partner Up for Better Housing

Zambia and Rwanda are joining forces to tackle housing challenges and improve living conditions for their citizens. The Ministry of Infrastructure, Housing and Urban Development in Zambia signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Republic of Rwanda to foster technical cooperation on providing affordable and decent housing across Zambia.

This MoU signifies a commitment to knowledge sharing and mutual learning. The two countries will collaborate on hosting national housing forums and other events to raise awareness about important housing issues. 

These events will focus on promoting decent housing, improving settlements, and fostering social and economic development, job creation, climate resilience, and the creation of sustainable communities.

The Zambian government is particularly interested in learning from Rwanda’s proven strategies in delivering mass affordable housing, upgrading informal settlements, and mobilizing resources for housing development. 

By collaborating with Rwanda, Zambia hopes to replicate these successes and address its own housing challenges.

The signing of the MoU is a timely step, leading up to Zambia’s first National Housing Forum scheduled for June 20th-21st, 2024. 

This forum presents a valuable opportunity to discuss and develop concrete strategies for achieving Zambia’s housing goals, potentially drawing on the expertise and experience shared by Rwanda. 

This partnership between Zambia and Rwanda holds promise for improving the lives of many citizens by ensuring greater access to affordable and decent housing.

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