New York, 11 Oct 11
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Ms. Aisa Kirabo Kacyira of the Republic of Rwanda as Deputy Executive Director and Assistant Secretary-General for UN-HABITAT. She succeeds Ms. Inga Björk-Klevby in the position.
Kigali, 22 Aug 11
A capacity building programme for Rwanda, as part of the second phase of Lake Victoria Water Initiative, was officially launched at a Stakeholders Workshop in Kigali on August 11th, 2011.
Nairobi, Kenya, 17 Feb 11
Twenty four students comprising of town clerks, heads of departments, committee chairpersons, and council officers from the East African region last week with a Diploma in Urban Development Studies at a colorful ceremony attended by family, friends and invited guests.
Nairobi, 14 Dec 10
A week of training by UN-HABITAT is underway for beneficiaries of the Urban Youth Fund from Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Palestine, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen and Zimbabwe.
Nairobi, 8 Sept 10
UN-HABITAT and WWF have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to ensure a better protection of the Virunga National Park , a World Heritage site in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The two agencies made the announcement on Tuesday.
Nairobi, 15 Dec 09
UN-HABITAT this week announced a new drive to raise awareness in African cities about climate change problems so that proper mitigation and adaptation plans can be put in place. A pilot programme for local authorities will start in five cities – Mombasa (Kenya), Kigali (Rwanda), St Louis (Senegal), Walvis Bay (Namibia), and Bobo-Dioulasso (Burkina Faso).