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  • Positively Influencing Life In The Slums

    Raphael grew up in Korogocho, a sprawling urban slum in Nairobi, Kenya where he has co-founded vibrant community youth led initiatives. Raphael, 32 is the external adviser and a member of the UN Habitat’s Youth Advisory Board,...

    • Posted January 27, 2014
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  • Partnership towards Energy Efficiency buildings in East Africa

    UN-Habitat has partnered with an East African organisation to promote academic capacity building and knowledge transfer for energy access, efficiency and low-carbon technologies in the field of sustainable housing. The partnership to be executed through the Promoting...

    • Posted December 19, 2013
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  • Positively influencing life in the slums

    Raphael Obonyo’s story is one of a dogged determination that has seen him fight all odds to be an influential youth leader. Raphael grew up in Korogocho, a sprawling urban slum in Nairobi, Kenya where he has...

    • Posted September 4, 2013
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  • UN-Habitat signs an agreement with a Nigerian state

      Nairobi, 21 Aug 13 – UN-Habitat Mr. Oyeyinka Oyebanji with Kogi State Deputy Governor Mr. Yomi Awoniyi during the signed a Memorandum of Understanding in Nairobi, Kenya 2013 © Julius Mwelu/UN-Habitat   UN-Habitat and Kogi State...

    • Posted September 4, 2013
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  • UN-Habitat calls for more participation in slum upgrading plans

      Nairobi, Kenya, 29 Aug 13 – Muungano, Nguvu yetu! Workshop participants during a field trip to Kambi Moto Nairobi’s Huruma area where a participatory slum upgrading project is on-going. Photo : UN-Habitat/ Ivy Mutisya UN-Habitat has...

    • Posted September 4, 2013
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  • East and Central African ministers agree on a roadmap for the Lake Tanganyika Programme

    Ministers and Permanent Secretaries of five East African Nations met last week to discuss an initiative to improve the water, sanitation and environmental conditions in the Lake Tanganyika Region. The meeting, convened by the East African Community...

    • Posted July 19, 2013
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  • UN-Habitat trains East African youth on energy efficiency

    Some 30 young people drawn from Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda gathered in Karen, Nairobi, last week for a training organized by UN-Habitat called ‘Hands-on training course on Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Technologies for Youth Empowerment’. The...

    • Posted July 16, 2013
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  • United Nations feted for work in Tanzania

    The 37th Dar es Salaam International Trade Fair (DITF) ended on Sunday bringing to a close an event which brought together local and international organizations and companies to showcase their products as well as services. UN-Habitat as...

    • Posted July 8, 2013
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  • Mekong Region Governments Commit to Water Programme

    The governments of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, the Kingdom of Cambodia and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam have signed a declaration supporting the scaling up of the UN-Habitat’s Mekong Region Water and Sanitation (MEK-WATSAN) Initiative. The...

    • Posted June 28, 2013
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  • Kigali hosts meeting on energy efficiency

    The city of Kigali in Rwanda two months ago hosted a regional workshop on energy efficiency in building codes. The three days meeting passed a declaration on mainstreaming energy efficiency in codes, policies and building regulations. During...

    • Posted June 17, 2013
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