GEMS2 News & Events

GEMS2 Facilitates Fuller Centre for Housing to Provide 5,000 Affordable Housing Units
by GEMS
/
Comment Closed
In the semi-rural village of Luvu, Nasawara State, about 30 minutes by car outside the capital city of Abuja, Samuel Odia is providing affordable housing to Nigeria’s poor. Sam, an architect by training, began work as the National Director for The Fuller Centre for Housing in 2005. The essence of th...
by GEMS
/
Comment Closed
Bricks provide serious room for market expansion, and the dearth of brick homes is a dilemma. Let us examine some of the market myths surrounding bricks. Why the lack of market acceptance of bricks? Three myths exploded: Myth #1: Brick is “old school” and concrete block is “modern”: Conventional wis...
by GEMS
/
Comment Closed
Imagine taking an autumn stroll along the canals of old Amsterdam, one of Europe’s loveliest cities. The historic streets are lined with row upon row of beautiful houses, many dating back to the 17th century when Amsterdam was at the centre of the world economy. Look up at the facades, and many of t...
by GEMS
/
Comment Closed
GEMS 2 Team Leader Paul Weijers speaks about the project’s economic value to the poor, its support for vocational training and how to reduce the costs of housing in Nigeria. Read the Business Day interview here....
by GEMS
/
Comment Closed
The GEMS2 and GEMS4 teams are pleased to join the rest of the world in marking International Women’s Day with the theme “The Gender Agenda: Gaining Momentum.”  Both projects aim to empower women economically, within the construction and real estate sector and the wholesale and retail sector. GEMS4 H...
by GEMS
/
Comment Closed
The Diamond Bank of Nigeria has helped GEMS2 raise awareness of its funding mechanism amongst small and medium enterprises. GEMS2 is managing the Construction Ideas Fund, a funding mechanism that shares the financial risk of innovative projects within the construction and real estate sector in Niger...
UA-37464426-1