Phioneers’ Solution to Affordable Housing in The Gambia

What does Phioneers do?

What inspired you to start Phioneers?

Gambian Village

What are some of the biggest challenges to develop affordable housing in The Gambia?

  1. The average price of a newly built home in The Gambia is not affordable to those on low incomes. This is because of many reasons including the labour costs and the cost of materials.
  2. The rate at which large areas of land are being cleared to accommodate the demand for housing is not sustainable as a lot of natural resources and habitat are being destroyed. Large areas of forests are being cleared to create construction materials and large areas of beach are being cleared to make construction sand. In a nutshell, the environment is taking a big hit.
Rainforest in The Gambia

Unclear land rights in sub-saharan Africa are the biggest obstacles to developing affordable housing; how will Phioneers solve this problem?

In the past two decades, we have seen rapid urbanization in Asia that has led to economic growth as well as environmental issues. Do you think Sub-Saharan Africa’s road to urbanization will be different?

Three Gorges Dam in China’s Hubei Province

What are some of the traditional building techniques that you want to preserve when developing affordable housing in The Gambia?

Kassena House in Burkina Faso
Clay House in The Gambia

Other than affordable housing solutions, will Phioneers provide any other services to help boost the local economy?

Describe to us your dream African city

Multipliciti is thrilled to announce that it has entered a strategic partnership with Phioneers Ltd. to power eco-friendly architecture & sustainable development.




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