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Kenya Manufacturers promote Green Building  
, 30 Aug 13
The agreement signed in Nairobi, by Andre Dzikus on behalf of UN-Habitat and the Chief Operating Officer, Kennedy Mohochi for KAM, is aimed at building the capacity of stakeholders in Kenya on energy efficiency measures in the construction, operation and maintenance of both residential and commercial buildings.
Mobility bloggers win a trip to EcoMobility Festival  
Nairobi, 30 Aug 13
Nairobi, 30 September 2013: Three lucky international students have won sponsored trips to the EcoMobility Festival in Suwon, South Korea, for their blogs about non-motorised transport in their home towns.
UN-Habitat calls for more participation in slum upgrading plans  
Nairobi, Kenya, 29 Aug 13
UN-Habitat has held the first consultative workshop on new opportunities for slum upgrading with better governance through a Participatory and Inclusive Land Readjustment (PILaR) tool.
Kenya Manufacturers promote Green Building  
Nairobi, 28 Aug 13
UN-Habitat and the Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding   indicating a new phase of cooperation between the two institutions.
Positively influencing life in the slums  
Nairobi, 21 Aug 13
Raphael Obonyo’s story is one of a dogged determination that has seen him fight all odds to be an influential youth leader.

Raphael grew up in Korogocho, a sprawling urban slum in Nairobi, Kenya where he has co-founded vibrant community youth led initiatives.

Raphael, 32 is the external adviser and a member of the UN Habitat’s Youth Advisory Board, which advises the agency on how to engage, integrate and respond effectively on issues affecting the youth. This puts Raphael at the global sphere of influential young leaders who can help shape the world by addressing post 2015 thematic issues that touch on the youth.

UN-Habitat signs an agreement with a Nigerian state  
Nairobi, 21 Aug 13
UN-Habitat and Kogi State of Nigeria on Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding.

In the agreement signed in Nairobi by UN-Habitat Deputy Executive Director Dr. Aisa Kcyira and Kogi State Deputy Governor  Mr. Yomi Awoniyi will see a development of a city structure plane for selected cities and towns in Kogi state to better integrate physical, spatial and social aspects of the state.

What does “home” mean to you?  
Nairobi, 13 Aug 13
UN-Habitat has launched a photo and video competition asking young people to show what “home” really means to them. The competition which was launched on International Youth Day and ends on 30 September 2013, asks the contestants to take a picture of either their homes or their hang out joints and post them on Instagram of Facebook.
President Kikwete inaugurates a UN-Habitat water project in Muleba, Tanzania  
Muleba, Tanzania, 6 Aug 13
President Jakaya Kikwete recently inaugurated the Muleba Water Supply Project which was implemented by UN-Habitat. The project is under the first phase of the Lake Victoria Water and Sanitation Initiative. It has provided a steady supply of safe drinking to the residents of Muleba who, in the past, were forced to rely on polluted sources of water to meet their needs.
3-6 September 2013 in Kigali, Rwanda  
Kigali, Rwanda, 5 Aug 13


The Second International Tripartite Conference on "Sustainable Urbanization as Response to Urban Poverty Eradication" will take place at the Serena Hotel in Kigali. The sub-theme is "Slum Upgrading and Community Empowerment". This event is hosted by the Government of Rwanda and jointly organized by the ACP-Secretariat, the European Commission and UN-Habitat. 
Deputy Governor calls for City Changers’ input to Nairobi Masterplan  
Nairobi, 5 Aug 13
The Deputy Governor for Nairobi, Jonathan Mueke, has called for participation of citizens in the creation of the Integrated Urban Development Masterplan for the city.
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