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  • Urban youth mentorship programme underway

    Successful applicants to the United Nations Human Settlements Programme(UN-Habitat_ youth mentorship programme, launched in the beginning of the year, have been paired with their respective mentors and begun their discussions. The aim of the youth mentorship programme...

    • Posted March 4, 2014
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  • Zambia hosts conference on youth empowerment

    Over 60 particpants from 12 African countries converged in Livingstone, Zambia for a high level youth consultative conference. The conference is a first of series of discussions that will be held in all the regions of Africa...

    • Posted January 27, 2014
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  • ARCADIS and UN-Habitat extend partnership to improve urban quality of life

    ARCADIS, a leading natural and built asset design and consultancy firm, and UN-Habitat, the United Nations Agency for Human Settlements, have announced today to extend their collaboration for another two years until the end of 2015. The...

    • Posted January 27, 2014
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  • What Does “Home” Mean To You?

    UN-Habitat has launched a photo and video competition asking young people to show what “home” really means to them. The competition which was launched on International Youth Day and ends on 30 September 2013, asks the contestants...

    • Posted January 27, 2014
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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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