, 30 Aug 13
The agreement signed in Nairobi, by Andre Dzikus on behalf of UN-Habitat and the Chief Operating Officer, Kennedy Mohochi for KAM, is aimed at building the capacity of stakeholders in Kenya on energy efficiency measures in the construction, operation and maintenance of both residential and commercial buildings.
Muleba, Tanzania, 6 Aug 13
President Jakaya Kikwete recently inaugurated the Muleba Water Supply Project which was implemented by UN-Habitat. The project is under the first phase of the Lake Victoria Water and Sanitation Initiative. It has provided a steady supply of safe drinking to the residents of Muleba who, in the past, were forced to rely on polluted sources of water to meet their needs.
Bujumbura, 19 Jul 13
Ministers and Permanent Secretaries of five East African Nations met last week to discuss an initiative to improve the water, sanitation and environmental conditions in the Lake Tanganyika Region.
Dar es Salaam, 8 Jul 13
The 37th Dar es Salaam International Trade Fair (DITF) ended on Sunday bringing to a close an event which brought together local and international organizations and companies to showcase their products as well as services.
Vientiane, Lao PDR, 28 Jun 13
The governments of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, the Kingdom of Cambodia and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam have signed a declaration supporting the scaling up of the UN-Habitat’s Mekong Region Water and Sanitation (MEK-WATSAN) Initiative.
Geneva, 2 Jun 13
UN-Habitat and the International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association (ITA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen their collaboration in urban drainage management. The MOU was signed by the Executive Director of the association, Mr. Olivier Vion, and Mr. Andre Dzikus, the Coordinator of Urban Basic Services at UN-Habitat.
Geneva, 28 May 13
UN-Habitat Executive Director, Dr. Joan Clos, on Sunday delivered the main keynote speech on the occasion of the 60th World Congress and Mobility & City Transport Exhibition in Geneva.
Nairobi, 17 Apr 13
UN-Habitat and The Korea Transport Institute (KOTI) on Tuesday signed a Partnership Agreement which aims at supporting cities in developing sustainable urban transport systems with a focus on public transport.
Nairobi, 16 Apr 13
UN-Habitat- Executive Director Dr. Joan Clos and the President of the Republic of Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday jointly launched one of the first Bicycle sharing concepts in Africa at the United Nations Headquarters in Gigiri. This took place after the official UN-Habitat Governing Council Opening session.
World Water Day, 22 Mar 13
World Water Day is held annually on 22 March as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.
NAIROBI, 14 Jan 13
UN-Habitat’s Executive Director Dr. Joan Clos on Monday announced the lanch of a new Global Consultation on Wastewater Management and Water Quality for the Post-2015 Development Agenda.
Guediawaye, Senegal, 4 Dec 12
On the eve of the Africities Summit in Dakar, Senegal is the first country in the world to initiate a National Urban Campaign and to launch UN-Habitat's I'm a City Changer in Africa campaign.
Addis Ababa, 25 Oct 12
Dr. Aisa Kirabo Kacyira, UN-Habitat's Deputy Executive Director, on Monday 22 October signed an MOU with Mr. Jean Louis Leonard, President the Conference on Urban Mobility in the Developing World(CODATU) to strengthen UN-Habitat’s outreach and advocacy in sustainable urban mobility.
Naples, Italy, 5 Sept 12
UN-Habitat this week announced the implementation of its Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme in member countries of the Brussels-based Africa, Caribbean and Pacific Group (ACP) thanks to the support of the European Commission. French
Yangon, 20 Jun 12
UN-HABITAT and Myanmar have signed a new agreement on disaster risk management designed to help the country shore itself up better against disasters such as cyclones which have claimed tens of thousands of lives and displaced countless more people in recent years.