UN-HABITAT Executive Director Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka posing for a photo after handing over the women’s group housing project in Mavoko Nairobi, Kenya 2010
UN-HABITAT Executive Director Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka on Monday handed over to a women group a model housing project built as a partnership between the agency and several other actors. She at the same time also officially opened the Moonbeam Youth Training Centre.
Mrs. Tibaijuka whose term as the head of UN-HABITAT comes to an end on Tuesday expressed satisfaction that the project which was close to her heart was reaching such a successful phase.
"It is also an auspicious occasion, because this event today is my last formal matter of official business before I take my leave of the United Nations system tomorrow. How apt therefore that my final public act in my capacity as Executive Director of UN-HABITAT is to hail two very worthy projects in this wonderful country. Kenya has been my home, officially and unofficially, for the past 10 years," she said in her speech.
The two projects at Mavoko Municipality just outside Nairobi marked an important phase in the partnership between UN-HABITAT, donors, the Kenya government and donors.
Known as the Kenya Women Land Access Trust (KEWLAT) the project is part of several similar ones established with the assistance of UN-HABITAT and works towards the implementation of the United Nations goal of adequate shelter for all and sustainable human settlements development.