Mannheim, 11 Dec 07
The Kenyan Hip Hop superstar and UN-HABITAT Messenger of Truth Gidi Gidi last week teamed up with Rolf Stahlhofen of Germany, Samsaya representing Norway and India, and Lam of Sudan to give the German city of Mannheim a rousing concert organized by UN-HABITAT in cooperation with its private sector partner, the German chemical giant BASF, the Popakademie – Baden-Wuerttemberg, and the City of Mannheim.
Alexandria, Egypt, 26 Nov 07
Former Mozambique President Joaquim Chissano this week received the inaugural Mo Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership aimed at promoting good governance in Africa
Nairobi, 12 Nov 07
A group of 30 young people drawn from Kenya’s largest slum of Kibera last week held talks at UN-HABITAT headquarters in Nairobi last week to explore ways of helping their colleagues benefit from slum upgrading and construction programmes with funds made available by UN Secretary General, Mr. Ban Ki-moon through the Pony Chung Scholarship Foundation.
Nairobi, 23 Oct 07
Archivists and record keepers of major international organizations met at the United Nations African headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya on Tuesday for talks on how to improve management of their vast repositories of information so that the world can derive the maximum benefit of their information resources and knowledge.
Thika, 2 Oct 07
Pomp and glamour marked Kenya’s national World Habitat Day celebrations held in Thika, some 40 kilometers North-West of Nairobi. Song and dance, acrobatic performances and poems marked the day which saw a huge turnout from government officials
Nairobi, 17 Sept 07
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will donate $100,000 he was awarded today by the Pony Chung Scholarship Foundation to help a UN-HABITAT project targeting the poor at Nairobi’s Kibera slums, a spokesperson for the world body announced.
Nairobi, 9 Jul 07
The President of the Ford Foundation, Susan Berresford last week visited the Nairobi slum of Korogocho, one of the most deprived low income settlements in East Africa, for a first-hand review of a project that recently won a top UN-HABITAT award.