Kenyan counties share experiences from UN-Habitat’s work

Kiambu, Kenya 26 February 2016- The county government of Kajiado in Kenya is exploring ways in which UN-Habitat and UNEP can help it address waste management issues. Governor David Ndekenyie last month met with UN-Habitat and UNEP staff explore solutions to the growing waste management challenge in the County, and to share lessons on the waste management experience in Kenya.

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Burkina Faso holds first ever National Urban Forum

Ouagadougou 5 November 2015-- Burkina Faso held its first ever National Urban Forum in late October in the capital Ouagadougou bringing together high ranking government officials, experts and representatives from the civil society, the professional associations working in the housing and urban development sector, the private sector, the national institutions and the international cooperation.

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UN-Habitat promotes youth centres in search for peace in Great Lakes Region

Kigali-Rubavu-Goma, 21 August 2015-- . UN-Habitat together with the Office of the Special Envoy of the Secretary General (SESG) for the Great Lakes Region last week held a planning workshop to promote the creation of youth centers as a strategy to address youth unemployment and the integration of youth into the economic and social life of the cities in the region.

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UN-Habitat spearheads initiative to improve Nairobi’s transport systems

Stockholm 2 July 2015—UN-Habitat is spearheading an ambitious initiative that is expected to drastically improve Nairobi’s transportation systems and position the Kenyan capital as the regional travel hub. Towards this end, last month the Governor of Nairobi Dr. Evans Kidero, Kenya Railways Corporation (KRC) chairman General (Rtd) Jeremiah Kianga, KRC Chairman and Mr. Atanas Kariuki Maina, the KRC Managing Director led a UN-Habitat organized study mission to the city of Stockholm.

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UN-Habitat boosts regional planning in Kenya with Tana and Athi River agreement

Nairobi, 29 May 2015 – UN-Habitat and Tana and Athi Rivers Development Authority (TARDA) have entered into an agreement to facilitate collaboration in areas of sustainable urban development in Kenya. The Managing Director of TARDA, Steven Ruimuku, and Director for the Regional Offices for Africa, UN-Habitat, Axumite Gebre-Egziabher, signed a Memorandum of Understanding to secure the partnership between the two institutions.

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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 that he felt honoured that UN-Habitat had chosen Kiambu to be the first to pilot the revolutionary semi- aerobic waste management method.

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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 growingportfolio is one of the most important for the agency.Our projections show that around the year 20351, Africa’s collective population will become 50per cent urban. The majority of political constituencies will then live in cities, demanding meansof subsistence, shelter and services.UN-Habitat is working with African governments to take early action to position themselves forpredominately urban populations.

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