Bangkok, Thailand, 7 Sept 11
The recently drafted national climate change action plan or NCCAP seeks to spell out a ridge-to-reef strategy to bring about sustainable climate change actions. In line with the NCCAP, HUDCC is working with UN-HABITAT and other government agencies in defining details on processes and techniques to strengthen the poor’s housing and settlement as they face the downward risks from the ridge like flooding and landslide, and the inward risks from the sea like storm surge, strong typhoons and sea level rise.
Nairobi, Kenya, 5 Sept 11
Mr. Manuel Jose Goncalves, the new Permanent Representative of the Republic of Mozambique to UN-Habitat, presented his credentials to Dr. Joan Clos, Executive Director of UN-Habitat on 05 September 2011.
Nairobi, 29 Aug 11
A logo competition for the Initiative, instigated in partnership with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, resulted in a winner after much deliberation, thanks to jury members David Fortin from Montana State University, Fiona Jack from University of Auckland and Victor Mgendi and Jane Nyakairu from UN-HABITAT.
Nairobi, 26 Aug 11
UN-HABITAT in collaboration with the University of Westminster drew some 60 delegates to the first global workshop of the Habitat Partner University Initiative from 16 - 18 May 2011.
Zanzibar, 25 Aug 11
The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT), together with the Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar, Ministry of Social Welfare Youth Women and Children Development Organized and Marked the International Youth Day
Nairobi, 24 Aug 11
The Habitat Partner University Initiative and the Cities and Climate Change Initiative have issued a call for proposals: Strengthening Urban Climate Change Education - Module Development for the Cities and Climate Change Academy.