NAIROBI, 23 May 2019 – From early this morning, a steady stream of delegates arrived at the United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON), for the first ever UN-Habitat Assembly. Participants from all over the world queued up to get their Assembly badges, ahead of five exciting and busy days of deliberations regarding the future of
Donnerstag, der 23. Mai 2019
The YouthConnekt Africa Summit 2018 under the theme, “Connekting youth for continental transformation” was held 8-10 October 2018 at the Kigali International Convention Centre in Kigali, Rwanda. It brought together young men and women from all over Africa and beyond. The Summit focused on the role of the youth in developing the continent as well
Nairobi, 22 May 2019 – UN-Habitat last week organised a half day retreat for African diplomats based in Nairobi to sensitise them on various issues and follow up activities ahead of the forthcoming UN-Habitat Assembly. The meeting was also a forerunner to the meeting of African ministers for urban development. The event  was attended by
  NAIROBI, 14 May 2019 – Journalists who took part in a training organized by UN-Habitat and the Aga Khan Graduate School of Media and Communications, were urged to see urban issues as an area of specialization like environment, sport and business.  Addressing the 23 journalists, Ms. Christine Musisi, UN-Habitat Director of External Relations Division,
Berbera, Bosaso and Mogadishu, March 2019, Berbera, Bosaso and Mogadishu –  Over 100 young men and women secured employment during job fairs organized by UN-Habitat’s Youth Employment Somalia (YES) programme in  Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, Berbera in Somaliland and Bosaso in Puntland. Speaking during the launch in Bosaso, the city’s deputy mayor Abdisalam Bashir said: “young
Donnerstag, der 16. Mai 2019
CALL FOR PROPOSAL The purpose of the Call for Expression of Interest is to solicit interest from national non-profit rural civil society organizations or University as Implementing Partner with capacity to participate in UN-Habitat operation and contribute complementary resources (human resources, knowledge, funds, in-kind contributions, supplies and/or equipment) to achieving common objectives as outlined below
UN-Habitat is organizing a Makerthon event  on the sidelines of the UN-Habitat Assembly giving  budding innovators a platform to make, create and showcase their innovations. The theme of the challenge, organized by Urban Basic Services, will be the same as the Assembly theme –  “Innovation for Better Quality of Life in Cities and Communities” and
This even as statistics indicate that 34 percent of Kenyan population live in urban areas with a 5 per cent growth per annum. The UN-habitat further indicates that 6.4 million Kenyans live in urban slums with the year 2050 projected as a period in which 50% Kenyans will be living in the urban areas. The
Shelter is a fundamental human need in both times of stability and in times of crisis.Even so, past experience has shown that in post-disaster situations, not enough attention is given to supporting the construction of safer housing, to ensure that affected communities can withstand future crises and recover more rapidly. As natural disasters become increasingly