Upgrading of Preparanda Square, Lokoja

This public space pilot project is located in Preparanda Square, along Muritala Mohammed Way. It is a recreational park with a protective fence, a restaurant and children’s playground. Over time, the park has become dilapidated; it is presently used as a temporary centre for street traders to prevent further misuse. Follwing a participatory design process, the up-grading and revitalisation project will focus on four main topics: improving access to public space and quality urban life, securing the recreational aspect of the facilities, providing a space for youth to meet and engage, and creating job opportunities through public space rehabilitation.

Project Duration: 2014 - ongoing
Value USD: 20,000
Donor: Mojang
Implementing Partners: Kogi State Government

Public space

Participatory public space design has been completed for one site in Kogi State and implementation is ongoing.

Analysis of energy consumption & energy efficiency in informal settlements of developing countries

Objective of the project

To establish the level of energy access in informal settlements; make recommendations on appropriate energy services as well us come up with interventions to improve the quality of life in informal settlements within developing countries.

Service sectors covered by the project include: energy access, buildings, academia, policy and legislation, housing finance.

  • Duration: 3 October 2013 to 31 December 2016
  • Value: EUR 15,000
  • Donor: Fondozione Politecnico di Milano, and UN-Habitat,
  • Implementing Partners: Fondozione Politecnico di Milano and UN-Habitat

Mainstreaming energy and resource efficiency measures into building codes, building policies and building practices in Senegal, Nigeria and Cameroon

Objective of the project

  • Strengthening the capacity of the respective governmental agencies in developing energy and resource efficiency codes for buildings,
  • Making appropriate reference to and integration of energy and resource efficiency principles in country specific building codes,
  • Developing policy guidelines for mainstreaming energy and resource efficiency in buildings in the project countries,
  • Strengthening capacities of the private and public sector in dealing/working with building codes (permitting and enforcement),
  • Strengthening the capacities of the finance sector in developing a green product portfolio,
  • Facilitating knowledge sharing and regional exchange by means of two regional workshops, including the facilitation of two investment fair and exhibitions for energy and resource efficiency in buildings during the workshops, where the private sector can showcase resources efficient appliances.

Service sectors covered by the project include: energy access, buildings, academia, policy and legislation, housing finance.

The methodology will help to address the capacity of the respective governmental agencies in developing and implementing energy and resource efficiency codes for buildings (EEC) strengthened. Influence policies on building codes and building regulations in Senegal, Nigeria and Cameroon make adequate reference to energy and resource efficiency in buildings.

  • Duration: April 2013 to December 2016
  • Value: USD 585,000

    (BMZ/GIZ USD 325,000; UNDP USD 100,000; Government of Nigeria USD 60,000; Government of Senegal USD 50,000; Government of Cameroon USD 50,000;)

  • Donor:BMZ/GIZ, UNDP, Government of Nigeria, Government of Senegal and Government of Cameroon
  • Implementing Partners:UN-Habitat, Government of Nigeria, Government of Senegal and Government of Cameroon.

One Stop Youth Resources Centre in Kogi State, Nigeria

A key flagship programme of the Youth Unit is the Urban Space for Youth programme, which focuses on increasing the capacity of cities to provide space for youth to create employment and livelihoods opportunities. In partnership with Public Open Space Unit of the Urban Designing and Planning Branch, Youth Unit is transforming the Lokoja Preparanda Square in Kogi State, Nigeria, into a One Stop Youth Resources Centre/Public Open Space Project. The architectural design of the centre has been developed and the construction of the centre was started in December 2015.

  • Duration: 2014-2017
  • Donor: International Ecological Safety Collaborative Organization (IESCO), Government of Norway, Kogi State Government, Nigeria, Morjan-Sweden
  • Value: USD300,000
  • Implementing partners: Kogi State Government, youth groups, and Urban Design and Planning Branch of UN-Habitat

Socio-Economic and Urban Renewal Programme for Ondo State of Nigeria

The overall objective of this project is to improve the socio-economic and quality of life for the people of Ondo state.   This project will build on the success and experience of the urban renewal programme and specifically focus on providing participating cities with capacities to improve urban policies and strategies that are  supportive of Local Economic development, improve land management policies,  instruments and tools that facilitate the negotiated supply of serviced urban land,   efficient land use and land-based finances, improve availability and accessibility of urban data info for planning and budgeting and improve facilities and entrepreneurship capacities for young men and women.

Launch of the "Strengthening Partnerships for a New Arrican Urban Agenda"

IDF project, to prepare the signing ceremony for the grant funding from Nigeria during GC24 and to field a mission to discuss the take-off of the Strengthening Partnerships programme.

Establishment of HAPSO Abuja, Nigeria

For the Habitat programme support office in Nigeria that will coordinate UN-Habitat programme and promote the goal of the Habitat Agenda and the monitoring of MDGs.

Preparation of structure plans for four urban areas in Nasarwa State

Development of Structure plans for the 4 cities to promote sustainable human settlements development and management and the attainment of HABITAT Agenda, the goals of Nasarawa State Economic Empowerment and Development Strategies (NASEEDS), and monitoring MDGs.

Development of the Ibadan Abidjan urban Energy Corridor for Sustainable Urbanization and Economic Growth

IDF project to promote sustainable urbanization and adequate shelter for all through adequate urban planning processes and affordable access to modern energy services.

Development of structure /Master plans for nine cities in the State of Osun, Nigeria

To strengthen the State and the Local Governments responsible for the planning and management of the 9 cities to adopt City Development Strategies that will guide their growth and development for the next 20 years

Mainstreaming energy and resource efficiency measures into building codes, building policies and building practices in Senegal, Nigeria and Cameroon

To assist the government of Senegal, Nigeria and Cameroon to integrate policy measures on energy and resource efficiency in buildings.

Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme

The Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme is being implemented with a focus on the development and adoption of inclusive policies and strategies for slum upgrading in line with the PSUP principles and contributing to the achievement of MDG 7 c and d. The Programme aims to strengthen community, city and national key stakeholders’ capacities in participatory slum upgrading in Nigeria, particularly in the selected cities/towns of Lagos, Onitsha, Lafia/ Doma and Karu, thus adding value to the development of policy, institutional, legislative, and financial frameworks.

  • Implementation Phase: Phase II
  • Duration: 2011- December 2015
  • Value: US$120,000
  • Donor: European Commission and, the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific Secretariat
  • Implementing Partners: UN-Habitat and the Ministry of Regional and Local Government, Housing and Rural Development
  • Profile cities/ location: Lagos, Onitsha, Lafia/ Doma and Karu