Training on Innovative Approaches to Deliver Affordable Housing Options in Asia: deadline for applications closes on 20 October.

UN-Habitat, in partnership with the International Urban Training Centre (IUTC), Republic of Korea, is inviting senior decision makers, policy makers and housing practitioners from Asian cities to apply for the training course “Innovative approaches to deliver affordable housing options for Asia”.

Land Management and Informal Settlement Regularisation

UN-Habitat collaborates with the Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies-IHS and the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy in the international training program focusing on slums, informal settlements and policies and approaches to upgrade existing settlements and prevent informal urbanization in cities in the Developing World. The course takes place from 10 to 28 July 2017 in the city of Rotterdam.

UN-Habitat, UNAIDS joint report maps cities with highest HIV positive people

Nairobi, 18 September 2015—A new joint report by UN-Habitat and UNAIDS has identified 200 cities likely to have the largest number of people living with HIV and estimated that together, these cities—which are located in 63 countries—accounted for more than one quarter of the estimated 35 million people living with HIV globally in 2013.

Kenyan University launches application calls for pioneer urban development Masters Course

Nairobi, 23 July 2015--- The Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) has launched calls for application for its pioneer Master of Sustainable Urban Development course which kicks off in September.

The two year course course will be offered under the Centre for Urban Studies, established in 2013 by the School of Architecture and Building Sciences in partnership with UN-Habitat, to guide in research, training and development of innovative ideas that will help tackle the inherent complex and diverse issues in urban settings.

UN-Habitat trains Ethiopian mayors on leadership and planned urbanization

Addis Ababa 11 March 2015 - Thirty-five mayors from Ethiopia’s Oromia Region last month benefited from a 5 day training programme organised by UN-Habitat.

The training was part of the “Capacity Building for City Leaders in Ethiopia” programme which comprises broad based training sessions designed to enhance the capacities of cities to support the implementation of the Ethiopian Cities Prosperity Initiative (ECPI), with the ultimate goal of transforming Ethiopia into a middle income economy by 2025.