Nairobi, 13 Aug 07
The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) last week availed a US$ 900,000 grant to UN-HABITAT towards waste management in the western Kenyan town of Kisumu on the shores of Lake Victoria.
Fukuoka, Japan, 10 Aug 07
UN-HABITAT’s Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, based in the Japanese city of Fukuoka, this month celebrated its 10th anniversary with series of events including a music concert and panel discussions.
Islamabad, 10 Aug 07
A senior UN-HABITAT official in August visited Pakistan Administered Kashmir to review progress on the reconstruction of more than half a million homes destroyed or damaged during a devastating earthquake two years ago.
Nairobi, 3 Aug 07
Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka, Executive Director of UN-HABITAT and Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations, was awarded an honorary doctorate degree in urban design last week by the School of Architecture and Building Sciences at Kenya’s Jomo Kenyatta University.
Jinja, Uganda, 30 Jul 07
Margaret Mugweri is a very happy woman because of having a better roof over her head. For years, like many languishing in the world’s urban centres, the 45 year-old had to contend with landlords ...
The Hague, 16 Jul 07
UN-Habitat’s Executive Director, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka and Prof. Martien Molenaar, Rector of the International Institute for Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation, recently signed an agreement to cooperate
Aceh Jaya, Indonesia, 10 Jul 07
Representatives of a Mexican alliance which raised more than 4 million dollars for survivors of a tsunami that devastated several Indian Ocean countries in 2004 recently visited Indonesia's Aceh district to see at first hand how the money they raised had benefited hundreds of local people who lost their homes.
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.