Nairobi, 20 Apr 07
The lives of 25 million people living around Lake Victoria are set to improve drastically following the launch of Phase III of UN-HABITAT's Lake Victoria City Development Strategies (CDS), a three-year project that began in November 2006.
Nairobi, 15 Apr 07
In the run up to the twenty-first session of the UN-HABITAT Governing Council, young African entrepreneurs gathered in Nairobi on Sunday to discuss market opportunities, best practices and business models to strengthen youth entrepreneurship in urban areas.
Nairobi, 8 Feb 07
UN-HABITAT in collaboration with the Governments of Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda and with financial support from the Government of the Netherlands has embarked on a water and sanitation project in four towns around Lake Victoria.
Nanyuki, Kenya, 31 May 06
Some 26 participants last week successfully took part in a Training of Trainers workshop as part of a joint initiative between UN-HABITAT and the Centre for International Cooperation of Israel (MASHAV).
Washington DC, 8 May 06
UN-HABITAT’s Executive Director, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka, last week told a special panel of the United States Senate that 72 percent of the urban populations in Africa still live in slums and informal settlements.
Kampala, 16 Nov 05
Representatives from banks, finance, land and housing ministries from Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda gathered in Kampala with American and UN officials for the first regional meeting devoted to promoting innovative financing for affordable housing.
Ananthapur, 23 Mar 05
Ms. Maria Mutagamba, Uganda's Minister for Water and also the chair of the African Ministers Council for Water (AMCOW) last week visited the Ananthapur Drinking Water Supply Project in India, as part of a UN-HABITAT sponsored study visit to Asia, and praised the achievements of the initiative.
Kampala, 27 Jan 05
More than 100 participants converged at the Speke Resort in Kampala last week for a Commission for Africa (CFA) consultation workshop with calls for greater attention to problems facing the African continent.