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  • UN-HABITAT extends support of water provision to 15 new cities in Eastern Africa

    UN-HABITAT announced Friday it will be expanding its successful Lake Victoria Water and Sanitation Initiative to fifteen more cities in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi, with support of US$4.2 million from the African Development Bank. The...

    • Posted November 11, 2011
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  • Water for Kenya Slum Residents

    UN-HABITAT and the embassy of Malta this week opened a new water supply and treatment plant to provide clean, affordable drinking water for some 4,000 people living in an informal settlement not far from the agency’s global...

    • Posted September 23, 2011
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  • Towards more sustainable urban mobility patterns

    A one week training on urban mobility was recently held in Korea targeting Asian cities. The seven day training on “Sustainable Urban Mobility” in Asian cities was held at the International Urban Training Centre in Gangwon Province,...

    • Posted September 7, 2011
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  • World water leaders press hard on water, Sanitation Goals

    UN-Water, the Stockholm International Water Institute and their global partners have made an impassioned plea for water and sanitation to be provided to all by 2030. In a statement at the close of World Water Week in...

    • Posted August 26, 2011
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  • Lake Victoria Initiative launches Capacity Building Programme in Rwanda

    A capacity building programme for Rwanda, as part of the second phase of Lake Victoria Water Initiative, was officially launched at a Stakeholders Workshop in Kigali on August 11th, 2011. The capacity building program, to be implemented...

    • Posted August 22, 2011
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  • World Water Week off to a roaring start

    More than 2,500 participants have registered to take part in the 21st edition of the World Water Week that kicked off on Monday in Sweden. Right from the start, the message that came out from the event...

    • Posted August 21, 2011
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  • East African towns benefit from Training and Capacity Building Programme

    Eleven towns in the Lake Victoria Basin are now able to provide improved urban management and basic services following the recent completion of an integrated programme of training and capacity building which targeted municipal councils, service providers,...

    • Posted July 28, 2011
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  • Vice-president Musyoka inaugurates UN-HABITAT water project in Kisii prison

    The Vice-President and the Minister for Home Affairs of the Republic of Kenya, His Excellency Kalonzo Musyoka; the Commissioner of Prisons, Isaiah S.M. Osugo; Robert Goodwin, Chief of UN-HABITAT Lake Victoria Programme; and S.M.F. Karioki, Chairman of...

    • Posted July 26, 2011
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  • Second Phase of Lake Victoria Project Launched

    The  second phase of the Lake Victoria Region Water and Sanitation Programme  was officially inaugurated early this month at  a launch workshop held in Nairobi from 3 to 6 May, 2011. The up-scaling of the  UN-HABITAT Programme...

    • Posted May 26, 2011
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