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.
Uganda, 26 Apr 12
UN-HABITAT in partnership with the Coca-Cola Foundation has launched a water, sanitation and hygiene project that will benefit over 8,000 students in 8 schools in Uganda. The project is expected to provide a model approach to improving water and sanitation in urban schools through collaboration with the private sector.
Kisumu, Kenya , 24 Nov 11
The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation and UN-HABITAT on Tuesday launched a USD 332,287 program that will provide sanitation and access to clean water to over 20 selected schools in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.
Kisumu, Kenya , 3 Oct 11
Song and dance took centre stage as top government officials, members of the diplomatic corps and ordinary people gathered at a sports ground in Kisumu to mark World Habitat Day.
Kigali, 22 Aug 11
A capacity building programme for Rwanda, as part of the second phase of Lake Victoria Water Initiative, was officially launched at a Stakeholders Workshop in Kigali on August 11th, 2011.
Nairobi, 28 Jul 11
Eleven towns in the Lake Victoria Basin are now able to provide improved urban management and basic services following the recent completion of an integrated programme of training and capacity building which targeted municipal councils, service providers, NGOs, Multi-Stakeholder Forums and Community-Based Organizations.
Kisii, 26 Jul 11
The Vice-President and the Minister for Home Affairs of the Republic of Kenya, His Excellency Kalonzo Musyoka; the Commissioner of Prisons, Isaiah S.M. Osugo; Robert Goodwin, Chief of UN-HABITAT Lake Victoria Programme; and S.M.F. Karioki, Chairman of Global Victims Support Programme, have inaugurated a new water and sanitation facility for the staff and inmates of Kisii Prison.
Nairobi, Kenya, 26 May 11
The second phase of the Lake Victoria Region Water and Sanitation Programme was officially inaugurated early this month at a launch workshop held in Nairobi from 3 to 6 May, 2011.
Bondo, Kenya, 12 Oct 10
The capacity development programme was launched at a ceremony in Bondo Town on October 11th, 2010 and attended by the Mr. Oburu Odinga, the Member of Parliament for Bondo and Assistant Minister of Finance in the Government of Kenya.
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.
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, 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.
Bukoba, Tanzania, 15 Oct 09
UN-HABITAT has launched a major training and capacity building programme in ten secondary towns around Lake Victoria aimed at supporting them in improving their capacity to deliver efficient water and sanitation services and providing more effective governance.
Homa Bay, Kenya, 22 Jul 09
Progress towards achieving the sanitation targets of the Millennium Development Goals requires broad cooperation and consultation through public and private partnerships, community involvement, and public awareness, Kenya’s Assistant Minister for Public Health and Sanitation Dr. James Gesami has said.
Kampala, Uganda, 15 Jun 09
UN-HABITAT and Uganda’s National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) last month launched the second phase of the fast track capacity building for change agents under the Lake Victoria Region Water and Sanitation Initiative (LVWATSAN).
Mutukula, Uganda, 4 Mar 09
Uganda ’s Minister for Water and Environment Ms Maria Mutagamba and the Tanzanian Commissioner for Kageria Region retired Mr. Enos Mfuru last week joined hands to launch a landmark UN-HABITAT project aimed at benefitting the poor women living around Lake Victoria.
Lake victoria, Kenya, 17 Feb 09
UN-HABITAT has launched a project in the Lake Victoria region to help accelerate access to improved sanitation for poor women and vulnerable households through a micro credit/revolving fund scheme.
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.
Gilgil, Kenya, 23 Oct 08
UN-HABITAT last week handed over specialized garbage collection equipment to the towns around Lake Victoria benefitting from an initiative the agency is spearheading in the region.
Nairobi, 5 Sept 08
Concerned about the increasing environmental problems of the Lake Victoria Basin, East African Ministers of Water commended UN-HABITAT on its leadership role in the design and implementation of the Lake Victoria Water and Sanitation Initiative.
Nairobi, 24 Jun 08
Working in collaboration with two Kenyan engineering firms, UN-HABITAT has developed innovative tractor trailer systems and a little pick up designed to meet the solid waste collection needs of small towns.
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, 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.
Mexico City, 23 Mar 06
UN-HABITAT and the African Development Bank (ADB) have signed a landmark Memorandum of Understanding to improve urban water and sanitation in African cities in coming years with Bank funding worth 500 million US dollars.
Cha Am, 7 Dec 05
UN-HABITAT and its partners held a three-day conference to help senior officials in Southeast Asia gain a better understanding of the agency’s Water for Asian Cities Programme and the idea of bringing the concepts of water conservation, sanitation and hygiene into school classrooms across the region.
Nairobi, 11 Oct 05
Norway will grant UN-HABITAT’s Water and Sanitation Trust Fund nearly US$ 7 million in 2005 to help alleviate the water and sanitation crisis confronting millions of slum dwellers across Africa and Asia.