Nairobi, 17 Oct 13
Professionals from diverse finance institutions, academia, architects and real estate associations gathered at the Strathmore University in Nairobi last month, to discuss innovative ways to financing energy and resource efficient buildings in the East Africa.
Nairobi, 16 Oct 13
UN-Habitat, in partnership with the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID) has delivered important training for local government training institutions in the Latin America and the Caribbean region. 20 participants attended the event from municipal organizations, NGOs, universities and other institutions that provide training to local governments throughout the region.
Lokoja, Nigeria, 11 Oct 13
The partnership between The Kogi State Government of Nigeria and UN-Habitat was strengthened with the signing on Thursday of USD 1.3 Million an agreement of cooperation focusing on structural plan and urban renewal for the state.
Santa Marta, 10 Oct 13
More than 1,000 urban actors and UN-Habitat´s partners came together on Wednesday in Colombia’s oldest city, Santa Marta for the Second National Urban Forum under the theme “Prospering Cities: Equity, Sustainability and Governance”.
Mumbai , 9 Oct 13
As part of the celebrations marking this year’s World Habitat day, the Narotam Sekhsaria Foundation (NSF) and UN-Habitat announced the successful applicants to the India Youth Fund window. NSF has provided up to 105,000 USD per year to the India Youth Fund Window, which aims to advance the empowerment of urban youth in India.
New York, 7 Oct 13
Cities must boost efforts to become more resilient to natural disasters as well as provide their citizens with methods of alternative transportation to thrive, senior United Nations officials said today.
Montreal/New York, 7 Oct 13
Increasing urbanization over the next decades presents not only unprecedented challenges for humanity, but also opportunities to curb climate change, reduce water scarcity and improve food security, according to the world's first global assessment on the relationship between urbanization and biodiversity loss, released last Friday in New York.