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Kenya should use UN-Habitat meet to reposition itself in region

It’s very refreshing to host such a high-level gathering of UN agencies

The Assembly is expected to establish the Executive Board of UN-Habitat and elect its members, to review and approve the UN-Habitat strategic Plan 2020-2025. All eyes are on the government not only to accommodate the global gathering but relook at its policies and interventions towards improving the quality of the lives…

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Kenya’s Meru County to benefit from UN-Habitat’s finance and economic development

The initial focus of this grant will be the implementation of Meru County’s “My Town, my Business” initiative

UN-Habitat has committed to supporting the County Government of Meru in Kenya with a grant for collaboration on Municipal Finance, financed by the Swedish Development Agency SIDA. The initial focus of this grant will be the implementation of Meru County’s “My Town, my Business” initiative, an innovative endeavor to promote…

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UN-Habitat collaboration with Kisumu County Government to strengthen municipal finance and local economic development

This will help prepare Kisumu City to host the Africities 2020 Summit

The County Government of Kisumu, Kenya and UN-Habitat have committed to strengthening their collaboration on initiatives to improve municipal finance, revenue generation and local economic development. UN-Habitat will provide the County Government of Kisumu with a facilitation grant to bolster its revenue base by adopting enhanced municipal finance and revenue collection…

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UN-Habitat and Egypt hold smart cities conference

Egypt is embarking on a slate of ambitious and new, fourth-generation ‘smart’ cities on the cusp of the nation’s Sustainable Development Strategy 2030

UN-Habitat and Egypt held a two-day conference on March 24 and 25 bringing together over 120 experts. “In order to be smart, cities need to be sustainable and inclusive”. This is one of the key messages emerging during the conference organized by UN-Habitat E and co-organized with and the Egyptian Ministry…

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Improved housing doubles in Sub-Saharan Africa

Improved housing had doubled on the African continent between 2000 and 2015

A new study led by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Imperial College London and Malaria Atlas Project, University of Oxford has revealed that improved housing had doubled on the African continent between 2000 and 2015. The study published in the “Nature International Journal of Science” is the…

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Four start-ups launched in Jubbaland following intensive training of youth in construction skills

The training which was conducted by UN-Habitat in Kismayo, Jubbaland had four key components – life-skills, construction skills, entrepreneurship and ICT innovation

As part of the Somalia Strengthening Institutions for Public Works Project RAJO (SSIPWP) and Youth Employment Somalia (YES), 280 young Somali women and men have graduated from three months of comprehensive training to empower them with knowledge and skills for careers in the construction sector, a booming industry across Somalia as the…

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UN-Habitat supports Egypt on standards for creating smart cities

The workshop, to be held in March 2019, will bring together experts, academics and practitioners, along with members of the Egyptian Code Committee

UN-Habitat’s Egypt office is partnering with the National Housing and Building Research Center (HBRC) and the General Organization for Physical Planning (GOPP) to organize an international expert workshop to draw up standards for developing smart cities in Egypt The workshop, to be held in March 2019, will bring together experts,…

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UN Habitat opens a ‘One Stop Youth Centre’ in Wau, South Sudan

The centre has already trained 72 young men and women in conflict resolution and trauma healing and 170 youth have enrolled in computer, tailoring and English courses

Young people in Wau, in the north west of South Sudan, will have a place to relax, learn and come together following the opening of a One Stop Youth Centre with funding from Japan. The new One Stop Youth Centre provides a space for conflict resolution forums as well as…

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CALL FOR PROPOSAL: “Improving Tenure Security of Smallholder Farmers in Select Areas in Uganda”

Submission Deadline Date and time: 6th March 2019, 5 P.M. Nairobi Time

The purpose of the Call for Expression of Interest is to solicit interest from national not for profit rural civil society organizations or University as Implementing Partners that wish 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…

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UN-Habitat Sudan Receives USD 700,000 from Japan to Support Peaceful Internal Displaced Persons (IDPs) Returns to South Darfur, Sudan

The project will benefit some 17,100 returned Internal Displaced Persons (IDPs) and hosting communities in Dagariss village, located 22 km southwest of Nyala, the capital of South Darfur

Japan has pledged a contribution of USD 700,000 to the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) in Sudan’s project “Emergency Support to IDP Return in Alsalam Locality, South Darfur State” for a period of one year running from March 2019 to March 2020. The project will benefit some 17,100 returned…