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  • Football Pitch Make-over through Design Thinking

    A lot was happening in Mlango Kubwa’s football pitch last week. Mlango Kubwa is a ward in the Mathare informal settlement in Kenya. Mathare has approximately 500,000 residence; Mango Kubwa itself has approximately 50,000 residents of which...

    • Posted March 15, 2017
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  • UN-Habitat hosts global meeting on planning compact cities

    Seville, 15 Match 2017— More than 30 international experts on urban planning, finance and legal aspects of urbanization and policy experts participated in the Global Experts Group Meeting (EGM) “Planning Compact Cities: Exploring the possibilities and limits...

    • Posted March 15, 2017
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  • UN-Habitat launches climate resilience project in four countries

    Nairobi, 15 March 2017—UN-Habitat recentlylaunched a new Project under its Cities and Climate Change Initiative (CCCI) on ‘pro-poor planning for climate resilience in marginalized neighbourhoods’. The Project’s first activities took place in partnering cities and communities in...

    • Posted March 15, 2017
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  • Invitation open for 7th Shelter academy for local government leaders

    Nairobi, 14 March 2017– Mayors, vice-mayors, decision makers and policy makers of cities and local governments are invited to apply for the 7th Shelter Academy organized by Arcadis and UN Habitat. This year’s Shelter Academy will take...

    • Posted March 14, 2017
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  • Kabul launches Clean and Green Cities in Nahias 1 and 2

    Kabul, Afghanistan 9 March 2017 – Kabul Mayor Abdullah Habibzai has launched the ground activities for citywide cleaning, greening and beautification services in Nahias 1 and 2. These activities are part of the Clean and Green Cities...

    • Posted March 9, 2017
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  • Sri Lanka’s Mannar District gets new learning spaces

    9 March 2017– Two opening ceremonies were held recently in Mannar district to commemorate the successful completion and handover of several learning facilities and teachers’ quarters through the project “Sustainable resettlement through community-driven improvement of the learning...

    • Posted March 9, 2017
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  • António Guterres visits UN-Habitat’s Mathare One Stop Centre on first field mission as UN Secretary-General

    Nairobi, 8 March 2017, International Women’s Day – On his first visit to Kenya as Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres visited a community space in Mathare, home to approximately 800,000 people and Nairobi’s oldest slum,...

    • Posted March 9, 2017
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  • UN-Habitat to help Kiambu County in revenue enhancement and economic development

    Kiambu, 8 March 2017– The County Government of Kiambu and UN-Habitat recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding committing to collaborate in the areas of revenue enhancement and local economic development in the county. The partnership aims to...

    • Posted March 8, 2017
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  • Adaptation Fund and UN-Habitat mitigate climate change challenges in Lao PDR

    Vientiane, 6 March 2017— Approximately 47,000 people in 189 settlements in three southern provinces of Attapeu, Saravan and Sekong will soon have access to better climate resilient infrastructure when the just launched climate change project rolls out...

    • Posted March 8, 2017
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  • Somalia officials in a learning tour of Johannesburg and Durban

    Mogadishu, 28 February 2017— Benadir Regional Administration recently conducted an informal learning exchange with the eThekwini (Durban) Municipality’s Municipal Institute of Learning and the city of Johannesburg, South Africa. Through the support of the Italian Agency for...

    • Posted March 6, 2017
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