All posts tagged "Afghanistan"

  • UN-Habitat for the redevelopment of Kabul Riverfront

    Kabul 6 February 2017 – UN-Habitat will support the redevelopment of the Kabul riverfront in the historic core of the city. UN-Habitat’s Urban Planning and Design Lab together with UN-Habitat’s Afghanistan Country Office presented last week the...

    • Posted February 7, 2017
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  • Skewed growth, returnees and poverty top agenda as Afghanistan holds National Urban Conference

    Kabul, 16 November 2016- Rapid and unbalanced growth of urban population, the more people come to the cities from rural areas, issues of returnees, the construction of illegal buildings, severe poverty, lack of housing, violation of laws,...

    • Posted November 15, 2016
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  • Government of Afghanistan issues occupancy certificates to strengthen tenure security

    Kabul, 03 October 2016 – During a ceremony at the Presidential Palace earlier this month, H.E President Ashraf Ghani handed over the first 10 occupancy certificates to women and men of District 1 in the Kabul municipality,...

    • Posted October 3, 2016
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  • Launch of the Atlas for Afghan City Regions 2016

    Wednesday 20th July, 2016, the Government of Afghanistan launched the ‘Atlas of Afghan City Regions 2016’ which presents a comprehensive and reliable urban dataset on Afghanistan’s five main city regions, Jalalabad, Kabul, Mazar-e-Sharif, Herat and Kandahar regions...

    • Posted July 26, 2016
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  • Atlas of Afghan City Regions 2016

    The “Atlas of Afghan City Regions 2016” is a seminal publication on the spatial and governance data covering five major city regions, which are, Kabul, Kandahar, Herat, Jalalabad and Mazar-i-Sharif, and 28 strategic district municipalities. The findings...

    • Posted July 15, 2016
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  • UN-Habitat Country Programme Document 2016 – 2019, Afghanistan

    The Habitat Country Programme Document (HCPD) sets out the strategic direction of UN-Habitat’s engagement in Afghanistan for the period 2016-19. Aligned with the national development goals and priorities of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan...

    • Posted July 15, 2016
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  • Urban Impact – Issue 02

    On this edition of Urban Impact, you will read about how UN-Habitat is supporting access to clean water for citizens of Hargeisa (Somaliland), Somalia, through the establishment of a new water system as well as constructing a new water supply and...

    • Posted July 14, 2016
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  • Afghanistan’s Urban National Priority Program reaches an important milestone

    Kabul, 02 June 2016 – “Making cities the drivers of economic development” captures the importance of urbanization in the National Unity Government’s reform programme for Afghanistan during the country’s transformation decade – 2015 to 2024. On Monday this week,...

    • Posted June 2, 2016
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  • Afghanistan completes national workshops on urban priority programme

    Kabul 20 April 2016—The government of Afghanistan, with the technical assistance from UN-Habitat recently completed a series of workshops aimed at developing an Urban National Priority Programme (U-NPP). The government held a series of consultation workshops across the...

    • Posted April 20, 2016
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  • UN-Habitat launches the second Kabul Metropolitan Conference

    Kabul 18 March 2016— UN- Habitat last week launched the second Kabul Metropolitan Conference aimed at assisting key partners to foster spatial metropolitan planning and governance for the greater Kabul area. This conference was jointly chaired by...

    • Posted March 17, 2016
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  • Afghanistan holds ‘Inclusive Cities Week’ to network communities from regional hub cities and Kabul

    Kabul, Afghanistan, February 08 2016 – During 1-5 February 2016 more than 350 civil society representatives and community members from the five major Afghan cities – Kabul, Herat, Mazar-e-Sharif, Jalalabad and Kandahar – were in Kabul to take...

    • Posted February 8, 2016
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  • UK and Australia support Future of Afghan Cities Programme

    Kabul, 15 December 2015 – At a ceremony held in Kabul the Government of Afghanistan and UN-Habitat over the weekend officially launched the ‘Future of Afghan Cities Programme’. The programme is supported by Australia and the United...

    • Posted December 15, 2015
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  • Afghanistan holds national urban conference

    Kabul, 9 November 2015— On the occasion of the “World Urbanism Day”, also known as “World Town Planning Day”, the government of Afghanistan held a national urban conference jointly hosted by the Minister of Urban Development Affairs,...

    • Posted November 9, 2015
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  • European Union and UN-Habitat sign an agreement on Afghanistsan’s Municipal Governance Support Programme

    Kabul 1 October 2015 – The European Union and UN-Habitat have signed the USD 14 million Municipal Governance Support Programme (MGSP) agreement to support nine Afghan cities with spatial planning, municipal governance and land management. The Programme aims...

    • Posted October 1, 2015
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  • State of Afghan Cities report 2015 (Volume-II)

    Afghanistan's future is urban. The population of Afghan cities is expected to double within the next 15 years and by 2060, one in every two Afghans will be living in cities. In order to manage such a...

    • Posted September 18, 2015
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  • State of Afghan Cities report 2015 (Volume-I Dari)

    آینده افغانستان با زندگی شهری گره خورده، انتظارمیرود تا طی 15 سال آینده جمعیت شهرهای افغانستان دوچند گردد و درسال 2060 این جمعیت به 50 فیصد زندگی شهری تبدیل شود. اسکان شهری میتواند منبع انکشاف باشد، که...

    • Posted September 18, 2015
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  • State of Afghan Cities report 2015 (Volume-I English)

    Afghanistan's future is urban. The population of Afghan cities is expected to double within the next 15 years and by 2060, one in every two Afghans will be living in cities. In order to manage such a...

    • Posted September 18, 2015
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  • Knowing Kabul. A potential powerhouse of social and economic development

    This paper examines the specific urban development challenges and opportunities facing the city of Kabul. It first presents the main findings from the State of Afghan Cities 2014/15 Programme land use and housing analysis. It shows the...

    • Posted May 11, 2015
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  • Understanding Urbanisation. Monitoring urban dynamics in a fragile and resource-constrained context.

    This discussion paper highlights that Afghanistan faces a formidable ‘data deficit’, especially in terms of urban–disaggregated data. The paper reviews the current status of urban monitoring and provides an overview of the pioneering methodology developed in The...

    • Posted April 13, 2015
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  • Inclusive Cities. Toward gender equality, youth empowerment, and non-discrimination.

    This paper examines the situation in Afghan cities for: (i) women and girls (ii) returnees and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) (iii) youth (iv) ethnic minorities Common to all is their heightened socio-economic marginalisation and vulnerability, exclusion from...

    • Posted April 13, 2015
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