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All posts tagged "Africa"

  • Partners launch Global Exchange Platform on National Urban Policies

    Nairobi, 22 May 2015 – Seventeen representatives from nine global organizations recently met in Nairobi and agreed to set up a Global Exchange Platform on National Urban Policies (NUP). The Platform will serve as a knowledge management...

    • Posted May 22, 2015
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  • Tunisia

    UN-Habitat Projects in Tunisia Sharing Opportunities for Low carbon Urban transportation (SOLUTIONS) Duration: July 2013 – July 2016 Value: US$ 130,171 Donor: Wuppertal Institut Fur Klima/ Umwelt/ Energie GMBH Implementing Partners: Mobili-T Tunisia

    • Posted May 21, 2015
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  • Burkina Faso

    UN-Habitat Projects in Burkina Faso Supporting the implementation of the Urban Burkina Faso Country Programme Duration: January 2014 – 31 December 2016 Value: US$977,500 Donor: UNOPS – Switzerland Implementing Partners: Laboratoire Citoyennetes Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme The Participatory Slum Upgrading...

    • Posted May 21, 2015
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  • Rwanda

    UN-Habitat projects in Rwanda

    • Posted May 19, 2015
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  • “Africa’s Urban Infrastructure Must Be People-Centered” – says Kacyira

    Nairobi, 6 May 2015 – “Provision of urban infrastructure must not be an exclusive preserve but more importantly it should be people-centered” UN-Habitat Deputy Executive Director, Aisa Kirabo Kacyira gave this advice to African Mayors at the...

    • Posted May 8, 2015
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  • Namibian policy makers benefit from a workshop on housing the poor

    Windhoek, 27th March 2015 – Over 30 Namibian government officials, policy makers, members of parliament and councilors last week attended a workshop where they were trained on housing the poor. The three day workshop was organised by...

    • Posted April 2, 2015
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  • Government of Japan gives USD 51 million for UN-Habitat executed projects in Asia, Arab States and Africa

    Nairobi, 27 March 2015—With the contribution of USD50.93 million from the Government of Japan, UN-Habitat will implement projects in Asia, Arab States and Africa. The projects set to benefit from the generous contribution are in Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan,...

    • Posted March 27, 2015
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  • Kenya’s county pilots semi-aerobic landfill

    Kiambu, Kenya 24 March 2015—Kiambu County of Kenya made history by becoming the first place in Africa to pilot a landfill based on the “Fukuoka method”. The County Governor Hon. William Kabogo was beaming with joy saying...

    • Posted March 24, 2015
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  • Mayors from Africa in China to discuss greener cities and South-South cooperation

    Shanghai, 18 March 2015- Tongji University, in collaboration with UN-Habitat and UNEP, the United Nations Environment Programme, has held a workshop on Planning for Greener Cities and South-South Cooperation in Africa. 25 representatives from 8 African cities attended...

    • Posted March 18, 2015
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  • Défis des finances publiques locales en Afrique

    Le présent rapport examine les défis fondamentaux à relever dans le financement des administrations publiques locales, les principales sources de recettes des collectivités locales et l’expérience acquise dans la fourniture de services durables. Il étudie également les systèmes et pratiques...

    • Posted March 10, 2015
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  • Achieving Sustainable Development in Rwanda

    UN-Habitat commenced its activities in Rwanda after the 1994 tragic events, during which urban infrastructure was destroyed and loss of lives of qualified personnel heavily affected institutional capacity. In an effort to support the government UN-Habitat initiated...

    • Posted March 5, 2015
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  • UN-Habitat and AfDB in joint efforts to address Africa’s housing challenges

    Nairobi 4 March 2014 – More than 200 participants from 40 African countries took part in three consultation workshops organized by the African Development Bank (AfDB) in collaboration with UN-Habitat to discuss the challenges and opportunities to...

    • Posted March 4, 2015
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  • UN-Habitat in partnership with Africa

    UN-Habitat has worked in many African countries for the past 36 years, and this growing portfolio is one of the most important for the agency.

    • Posted January 28, 2015
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  • Social Tenure Domain Model enhanced in Zambia

    Nairobi, 10 October 2014 – A second Social Tenure Domain Model (STDM) training and planning workshop with the Mungule community in Zambia was held from earlier this month to pursue the data collection process in the Model’s...

    • Posted October 10, 2014
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  • L’Etat des villes africaines: Réinventer la transition urbaine (State of African Cities 2014, Re-imagining sustainable urban transitions)

    The African continent is currently in the midst of simultaneously unfolding and highly significant demographic, economic, technological, environmental, urban and socio-political transitions.

    • Posted August 7, 2014
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  • State of African Cities 2014 , Re-imagining sustainable urban transitions

    This report argues for a bold re-imagining of prevailing models in order to steer the ongoing transitions towards greater sustainability based on a thorough review of all available options.

    • Posted August 6, 2014
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  • Africa Urban Agenda Session: Report on the City Changer Event

    The African Urban Agenda (AUA) is an initiative by UN-Habitat tailored to establish and strengthen partnerships between state and non-state actors towards advancing a new urban agenda. The project aims at raising the profile of urbanization as an imperative for development in...

    • Posted July 22, 2014
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  • The State of Planning in Africa , An Overview

    This report presents an overview of the state of planning in Africa. It is the result of research carried out by the African Planners Association among 15 of its affiliate member countries

    • Posted July 18, 2014
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  • UN-Habitat in the Somali Region Newsletter, January -June 2014

    UN-Habitat in the Somali Region Newsletter. Updates on the Latest Urban Interventions – Issue No. 17

    • Posted July 15, 2014
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  • Executive Summary of Structure Plans for Awka, Onitsha and Nnewi and Environs 2009-2027

    Anambra, with its population of over 4 million people in 2006, is the second most urbanized states in the country, having 62% of its total population living in urban areas.

    • Posted July 14, 2014
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