Kathmandu, 18 Nov 09
Students at Bentley University in Boston, have raised funds amounting to more than USD 10,000 for UN HABITAT’s Water for Asian Cities Programme. The money is being used for a rainwater conservation project in Nepal.
Nairobi, 28 Sept 09
UN-HABITAT has launched a program to train youth on how to ï¿½mapï¿½ their cities. Using participatory planning techniques combined with the latest in spatial technologies, youth from the One Stop Youth Resource Centre sites in Dar es Salaam, Nairobi, and Kampala will over the next three months map youth services and other important sites in their communities.
Nairobi, 18 Sept 09
The UN-HABITAT Advisory Committee of the Opportunities Fund for Urban Youth-Led Development met for the first time at the organization headquarters in Nairobi on September 18, 2009.
Dar es Salaam, 17 Sept 09
The Dar es Salaam Habitat Youth Centre and its subcontractor, the National Housing Research and Building Agency together with City Temeke municipality have started a professional training for youth on low cost construction.
Kitui,Kenya, 1 Sept 09
Some 30 youths drawn from Kenyan slums have started a training course in a low cost building technology, the result of partnership between UN-HABITAT and a local children’s home.
Lira, Uganda, 15 Jul 09
New homes built by UN-HABITAT for teachers in the district of Lira in northern Uganda will attract female teachers in a community recovering from two decades of war and in need of strong female role models, say local school inspectors.