Nairobi, 13 Feb 14
The UN-Habitat Urban Youth Fund will for the sixth year in a row provide grants to projects led by young people aged 15-32 years who are piloting innovative approaches to employment, good urban governance, shelter, secure tenure and risk rehabilitation. Small development initiatives are eligible for grants up to $25,000.
Machakos, Kenya, 28 Jan 14
UN-Habitat is one of the partners that have been invited to participate in the development of the proposed Machakos City, the first ever urban centre in Kenya to be built from scratch.
Rome, 23 Jan 14
For two days last week, thirty experts from around the world gathered in Rome for an Expert Group Meeting (EGM) on the theme of public space in the global agenda for sustainable development.
Kalumnai, Sri Lanka, 20 Jan 14
Throughout the recent past, an increase in localized disasters in Sri Lanka has resulted in the need for improved disaster preparedness and response capacity at the Local Government level.
Ndjamena, Chad, 15 Jan 14
The first African Ministerial Conference on Housing and Urban Development (AMCHUD) was held in Durban, South Africa, from 31 January to 4 February 2005. The conference, whose theme was Urbanization, Shelter and Development: Towards an Enhanced Framework for Sustainable Cities and Towns in Africa, reflected the political will in Africa to address the challenge of urbanization and goal of sustainable human settlements at a continental level.