Nairobi, Kenya, 26 Nov 08
UN-HABITAT in collaboration with the Government of Kenya and the NGO Maji na Ufanisi, last week opened new public toilets and bathrooms intended to help improve the lives of destitute Nairobi slum dwellers.
Dubai, UAE, 24 Nov 08
An independent international jury, chaired by Ms. Banashree Banerjee of India, has announced the winners of the 2008 Dubai International Awards for Best Pactices to improve the Living Environment.
Tunis, 21 Nov 08
UN-HABITAT believes that future of African cities and their economic growth depends largely on infrastructure investment.
Delivering a keynote address at the African Economic Conference (AEC) held in Tunis, Tunisia the Director of Regional Office for Africa and Arab States (ROAAS) Mr. Alioune Badiane blamed inadequate policies at both the local and central government, lack of political will and transparency in governance for the underdevelopment of urban economies in the continent.
Nairobi, 11 Nov 08
Although worldwide urban growth is expected to slow, a new report by UN-HABITAT is projecting the reverse in Africa with the continent’s urban population being projected to more than double by 2030.
Kakamega, 6 Oct 08
Kenyans marked the World Habitat Day on Monday 6 October against the backdrop of traditional pomp and glamour provided by bull fighting teams in Kakamega, the provincial headquarters of Western Province.
Nairobi, 23 Sept 08
A UN-HABITAT training school sponsored by the United Nations Secretary General Mr. Ban Ki-moon with generous financial support of Norway and Finland is now teaching young people from the most deprived neighbourhoods of the Kenyan capital how to build better homes.