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Uganda hosts Commonwealth local authorities meeting  
Kampala, 17 May 13
The Commonwealth Local Government Conference was held this week in Kampala with thr thrust of addressing local authorities’ focused development.
Dr. Clos meets Ugandan ministers  
Kampala, 17 May 13
On the sidelines of the ongoing Commonwealth Local Governments Conference in Kampala, UN-Habitat Executive Director Dr. Joan Cloas held meetings Wednesday  with Ugandan ministers and other officials where he pledged the agency’s willingness to help the East African nation in dealing with urbanization issues.
UN-Habitat signs agreement on governance with São Paulo  
São Paulo , 14 May 13
During a high level ceremony in which were present the Governor of the State of Sao Paulo, Geraldo Alckmin, the mayor of Sao Paulo, Fernando Haddad, and the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Brazil, Jorge Chediek, UN-Habitat signed an agreement on a new initiative aiming at strengthening the new strategy for metropolitan governance in the State of São Paulo.
Kenyan university first to offer Masters Degree in urban studies  
Nairobi, 14 May 13
The Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology is to be the first in the East Africa region to offer a Masters degree programme in Urban Studies.
International Council for Caring Communities and UN-Habitat launch design competition  
New York , 10 May 13
The International Council for Caring Communities (ICCC) and UN-Habitat have launched a design competition targeting students.
HPUI Global Meeting 2013  
Tampa, 10 May 13
The Habitat Partner University Initiative-HPUI held its 2nd Global Meeting on May 10-12, 2013 at the University of South Florida's Patel College of Global Sustainability.
Raising awareness about water issues through art  
Somaliland, 6 May 13
Throughout January and February, the Sustainable Employment Creation and Improved Livelihoods for Vulnerable Communities in Mogadishu (SECIL) project conducted classes in seven schools in Mogadishu to raise awareness about the importance of safe water and to provide the opportunity for children to express these issues through art, a subject rarely taught in Mogadishu’s schools.
Road signs installed in Hargeisa  
Somaliland, 6 May 13
Under the UN Joint Programme on Local Governance and Decentralized Service Delivery, UN-Habitat has been implementing the Urban Road Classification and Road Naming in Hargeisa Project, which was initiated as a pilot project to help create a foundation for the development of an urban road network plan for fast-growing Hargeisa. UN-Habitat has supported the Municipality of Hargeisa through the project’s technical committee to develop a technical specification guideline for manufacturing and installing the street/road signage in Hargeisa.
UN-Habitat provides support to the Benadir Regional Administration’s Department of Urban Planning  
Somaliland, 6 May 13
A new project is bringing to life the Department of Urban Planning at the Benadir Regional Administration after 22 years of conflict. The support was requested by the emerging authorities of Mogadishu Municipality and designed and developed jointly with the DFID Stabilization Unit for Somalia.
Urban road planning support to Garowe Municipality  
Somaliland, 6 May 13
Garowe Municipality, assisted by UN-Habitat, has completed the implementation of the first phase of the pilot project Development of a Road Network Development Plan and Road Demarcation for Garowe. The project has resulted in the development of the Road Demarcation Development Phase Plan 2012–2035; during the first phase, around 7 km of roads, as new extensions of the main road, were demarcated to secure the future routes from encroachment by informal building construction.
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