Social Safeguards Basic & Advanced (Training Module)

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This training module will introduce concepts in relation to environmental and social safeguards which will protect both the environment and the people from adverse effects of development projects, particularly from citywide infrastructure projects. Moreover, it will introduce the social safeguard planning, tools and practical guides in a broader perspective to create a foundation to localize and adopt social safeguard tools and mechanisms in the process of planning, designing and implementing citywide infrastructure projects.

UN-Habitat and Association of African Planning Schools

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The role of planning schools in shaping development in their cities, country and regions cannot be overstated at a time when Africa continues to confront major challenges of urbanization like unplanned urban development, traffic congestion,  urbanization of poverty and pollution.

One major question asked is: where and what are planning schools and planners doing?

The workshop provided a forum for the schools of planning to explore better ways of promoting the association’s objectives in Kenya and increase collaboration with UN-Habitat.

Tools to Support Transparency in Land Administration , Training package: Trainer's Guide

This publication forms a part of a two volume training package on Tools to Improve Transparency in Land Administration. The training package comprises a Training Toolkit and a Trainers’ Guide. The publication is a product of a series of training workshops implemented across Sub-Sahara Africa, South and South East Asia. Under the leadership of the GLTN/UN-Habitat, the training brought together six universities from the global South and one from Europe.

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Guide to Land Mediation

The Guide to Land Mediation mainly draws its inspiration from practical experience on the ground of the land program conducted by UN-Habitat in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, especially in North Kivu, South Kivu and Ituri.

This guide offers practical steps and tools used during the land mediation process. The publication highlights, not only the role and responsibilities of mediation stakeholders and beneficiaries, but also principles and foundations of a good mediation.

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Tools to Support Transparency in Land Administration , Training package: Toolkit

This publication forms a part of a two volume training package on Tools to Improve Transparency in Land Administration. The training package comprises a Training Toolkit and a Trainers’ Guide. The first provides content and the latter training methods. The publication is a product of a series of training workshops implemented across Sub-Sahara Africa, South and South East Asia. Under the leadership of the GLTN/UN-Habitat, the training brought together six universities from the global South and one from Europe.

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The State of Planning in Africa

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 - Burkina Faso, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Namibia, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The research, carried out in 2012, provides a perspective of the roles of urban and regional planners within the process of settlement formation, urbanization and rural development.

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Finance Policies and Procedures Manual Volume 1

Small water utilities face unique challenges in delivering water and sanitation services to their customers. With a limited revenue base and few opportunities to benefit from economies of scale, they often suffer from severe skill shortages and a long legacy of underinvestment in infrastructure and capacity enhancement. To overcome these challenges, the small utilities need to maximize their operating efficiencies and ensure optimum utilization of their assets.

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Guide to Land Mediation

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The Guide to Land Mediation mainly draws its inspiration from practical experience on the ground of the land program conducted by UN-Habitat in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, especially in North Kivu, South Kivu and Ituri. It refers, in some places, to other countries experiences in post-conflict situations. This guide offers practical steps and tools used during the land mediation process.

Promovendo o Desenvolvimento Econômico Local através do Planejamento Estratégico , Volume 1 (Portuguese Language Version)

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Este manual é o primeiro volume da série Promovendo o Desenvolvimento Econômico Local (DEL) através de Planejamento Estratégico. A série está dividida em Volume 1 – Guia Rápido, Volume 2 - Manual, Volume 3 – Conjunto de Ferramentas, e Volume 4 – Guia de Ações. O manual foi desenhado como uma referência para guiar partes interessadas e a equipe local de planejamento de DEL, passo a passo, através de um processo de estratégia de planejamento.

A guide for Municipalities: Inclusive and Sustainable Urban Development Planning , Volume 1

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This series of publications, "Inclusive and Sustainable Urban Development Planning: A guide for Municipalities" is a consolidation of the materials initially developed as UN-HABITATs response to the specific requirements of the Balkan context.

The series has been suitably modified to be able to serve as a generic guideline for the training of urban planners in the area of urban strategic planning. This volume introduces different aspects of urban strategic planning.