Nairobi, 3 Nov 11
Burkina Faso celebrated World Habitat Day for a whole month this year for the 26th time. Highlights includedthe broadcast of a documentary film on flooding, with posters around the capital, and a message by Mr. Yacouba Barry, Minister of Housing and Urbanism on climate change. A public convention was held during which a storm water project at the Bangr ' Wéogo city park in Ouagadougou was launched, thanks to funding of USD 12.6 million (XOF 6 billion) from the West African Development Bank. There were special events held for the homeless, architects, and the National Habitat Coalition.Lire la suite en français
Nairobi, 12 Sept 11
UN-HABITAT is pleased to announce the 2011 Habitat Scroll of Honour Awards to the following recipients. This is the most prestigious award given by the United Nations in recognition of work carried out in the field of human settlements development. The aim of the award is to honour individuals and institutions instrumental in improving the living conditions in urban centres around the world. For the first time, UN-HABITAT is recognising a set of good practices as well.
Ouagadougou, 16 Feb 11
The Joint Programme on Strengthening Urban Security in Ouagadougou (PCRSU, in French), recently held a sensitization workshop sensitization workshop on the institutionalization of integrated crime and violence prevention approach/initiative and a training on the establishment of local safety committees
Ouagadougou, 25 Oct 10
Representatives of the United Nations, the Swedish police, and some 40 national experts, government officials and academics joined Professor Georges Compaoré of the University of Ouagadougou
Ouagadougou, Bukina Faso, 24 Feb 10
Paying a courtesy call on Burkina Faso’s President Blaise Compaore, UN-HABITAT Executive Director Mrs Anna Tibaijuka appealed to the head of state to support the World Urban Campaign.
Ouagadougou, 24 Feb 10
Paying a courtesy call on Burkina Faso’s President Blaise Campaore, UN-HABITAT Executive Director Mrs Anna Tibaijuka appealed to the head of state to support the World Urban Campaign.
Nairobi, 15 Dec 09
UN-HABITAT this week announced a new drive to raise awareness in African cities about climate change problems so that proper mitigation and adaptation plans can be put in place. A pilot programme for local authorities will start in five cities – Mombasa (Kenya), Kigali (Rwanda), St Louis (Senegal), Walvis Bay (Namibia), and Bobo-Dioulasso (Burkina Faso).
Kisii, Kenya, 27 Nov 08
The Lake Victoria Water and Sanitation Initiative hosted a three day Training - of - Trainers workshop in Kisii, Kenya from 25-27 November 2008 to equip participants with basic skills in low cost water quality testing.