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  • The Lake Victoria Water and Sanitation (LVWATSAN-Mwanza) Project: Mobilization and Institutional Facilitation of Sanitation (UN-Habitat)

    Lake Victoria Water and Sanitation program (LVWATSAN) was first launched in 2004 by the Ministers responsible for water within the East Africa Community (EAC) with the aim of achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for water and...

    • Posted February 6, 2017
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  • Youths in Nigeria trained in renewable energy technologies and green entrepreneurship

    Abuja, 12 January 2017 – The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), in partnership with the Federal Government of Nigeria, conducted hands-on training in energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, green entrepreneurship and enterprise development for 125...

    • Posted January 12, 2017
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  • “Solving Energy Poverty, a liter at a time” – Illac Diaz

    Illac Diaz from the MyShelter Foundation aims to in this lecture showcase ways to reuse plastic bottles as quick solutions to solve lighting issues in crisis situations. The ‘Liter of Light’ project teaches communities the technology to...

    • Posted February 22, 2016
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  • Academicians and chairs of East African professional bodies discuss architecture and urban planning

    Machakos, 11 February 2016 – Deans, senior lecturers of architecture schools and chairs of professional bodies of East Africa last week congregated in the Kenyan town of Machakos to discuss education for sustainability in architecture and urban planning. The...

    • Posted February 12, 2016
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  • Media Fraternity in East Africa discuss sustainable buildings

    Kenya, 5 February 2016 – UN-Habitat conducted a two-day media workshop at Machakos County in Kenya with an emphasis on Green building/architecture and journalist reporting across the East African region. The workshop brought together 26 participants drawn from Kenya, Uganda, Burundi, Tanzania...

    • Posted February 5, 2016
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  • The Caribbean holds fifth Urban Forum

    Castries, Saint Lucia, 16 June 2015 – The fifth edition of the Caribbean Urban Forum held in Castries (Saint Lucia) drew to a close on Friday 12 June, after three days of intensive discussions on sustainable urbanization....

    • Posted June 16, 2015
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  • World Habitat Awards 2014/15 Winners Announced

    Tuesday 28 April 2015— Winners of the 2015 World Habitat Awards were presented at the 25th Session of the UN- Habitat Governing Council in Nairobi. This year’s winners were Liter of Light, Philippines and Housing First Project by...

    • Posted April 28, 2015
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  • UN-Habitat hosts a side event on cities in New York

    New York, 17 March 2015 – During the 59th session on the Commission for the Status of Women, the side event Habitat III, Beijing+20 and the City We Need was hosted by the Deputy Executive Director of UN-Habitat,...

    • Posted March 18, 2015
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  • Sustainable Building Design for Tropical Climates

    Principles and applications for the design of sustainable buildings in Eastern Africa.

    • Posted February 20, 2015
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  • Kenyan building practitioners trained in sustainable building design

    Nairobi, 14 July 2014: UN-Habitat, the Kenya Property Developers Association, the Kenya Association of Manufacturers, the Architectural Association of Kenya, the Kenya Green Building Society and Italy’s “Politecnico di Milano” have delivered training in sustainable design principals...

    • Posted July 29, 2014
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  • Gender Responsive Urban Basic Services

    This issue guide focuses attention on urban basic services in order to illuminate the effects of gender on equality of access and inclusion in the areas of urban energy, urban transport and water and sanitation. This issue...

    • Posted July 26, 2014
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  • Green Buildings – Training Workshops in Nairobi, Kenya and Kampala, Uganda

    UN-Habitat in collaboration with partners organizes training workshops in Nairobi, Kenya and Kampala, Uganda on Green Building Training Workshop in Nairobi, Kenya UN-Habitat in collaboration with Kenya Property Developers Association (KPDA), The Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM),...

    • Posted July 9, 2014
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  • Sustainable Urban Energy Planning

    The main purpose of this handbook is to assist people who are working in or with local government to develop sustainable energy and climate action plans and implementation programmes.

    • Posted July 4, 2014
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  • Sustainable Urban Energy

    For cities to confront the challenges of fossil fuel depletion, increasing energy costs and rapid climate change, it is inevitable to develop and implement urban energy management solutions for their sustainable future.

    • Posted June 18, 2014
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  • From Agropolis to Ecopolis – heading towards regenerative cities – Stefan Schurig, World Future Council

    In this lecture, Stefan Schurig (World Future Council) talks about the vision of regenerative cities as the greening of the urban environment and the protection of nature from urban expansion, and above all else, about the greening...

    • Posted March 31, 2014
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  • Energy

    Energy is needed for urban development, but current reliance on fossil fuels brings up a number of challenges such as pollution and depletion of resources. UN-Habitat therefore helps cities to develop sustainable energy action plans.

    • Posted March 17, 2014
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  • Women and Urban Energy- International Women’s Day

    On International Women’s Day, UN-Habitat highlights the important role played by women and girls in urban energy issues and renews our commitment to strengthen and expand our efforts to bring access of modern energy to women. Sustainable...

    • Posted March 8, 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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  • UN-Habitat trains East African youth on energy efficiency

    Some 30 young people drawn from Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda gathered in Karen, Nairobi, last week for a training organized by UN-Habitat called ‘Hands-on training course on Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Technologies for Youth Empowerment’. The...

    • Posted July 16, 2013
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  • Kigali hosts meeting on energy efficiency

    The city of Kigali in Rwanda two months ago hosted a regional workshop on energy efficiency in building codes. The three days meeting passed a declaration on mainstreaming energy efficiency in codes, policies and building regulations. During...

    • Posted June 17, 2013
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