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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
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
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
UN-Habitat projects in Rwanda
- Posted May 19, 2015
“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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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