Arusha, 15 Jul 10
An agreement has been signed between the East African Community (EAC) Secretariat, UN-HABITAT, the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the governments of Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi and Rwanda, which will set the stage for the expansion of the Lake Victoria Region Water and Sanitation Initiative (LVWATSAN) to 15 towns in five countries.
Paris, France, 16 Jun 10
Speaking at a reception he hosted at the Elysée in Paris for delegates attending a prelude meeting of the 6th World Water Forum, the president expressed his concerns about water issues which could be worsened by the issues such as population growth, environmental pollution, and climate change.
Kampala, Uganda, 23 Mar 10
The Executive Director of UN-HABITAT, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka has formally presented the UN-HABITAT Scroll of Honour award to Mrs Janet Museveni, wife of President Yoweri Museveni, who is also the Patron of Uganda Women's Efforts to Save Children.
Nairobi, Kenya, 23 Mar 10
The UN-HABITAT global report Solid Waste Management in the World Cities was launched at the World Water Day celebrations in Nairobi by His Royal Highness The Prince of Orange, who is the chair of the United Nations Secretary General’s Advisory Board on Water and Sanitation (UNSGAB).
Nairobi, 22 Feb 10
UN-HABITAT hosted a meeting of women’s networks from 20-21 February to develop a strategy for a “Women for Water Decade” in Africa—a new platform for advocacy to promote women’s involvement in solving the region’s water and sanitation problems.
Nairobi, 16 Feb 10
Following the success of the first phase of the Lake Victoria Water and Sanitation Initiative, the European Investment Bank has provided a grant of EUR 50,000 to UN-HABITAT to help extend the programme to larger towns in the Lake Victoria region.
Nairobi, 2 Feb 10
A partnership between UN-HABITAT and the Government of Italy will provide clean water and better sanitation facilities to over 15,000 pupils in Kenya through the construction of rainwater harvesting tanks and latrines.
Nairobi, 26 Jan 10
Settlements Executive Committees and Sustainable Neighbourhoods Programmes established with the support of UN-HABITAT are instrumental in ensuring equal participation of both men and women at the grassroots in project design, implementation and monitoring.
Zanzibar, 14 Jan 10
UN-HABITAT has launched a joint project in Zanzibar with Google.org to improve access to information on water coverage, assess the level of satisfaction by customers of the Zanzibar Water Authority, and evaluate efficiency in the delivery of services by the authority.