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Former Mayor of Kigali, Aisa Kirabo Kacyira, New UN-HABITAT Deputy Executive Director  
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.
Lake Victoria Initiative launches Capacity Building Programme in Rwanda  
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.
A big boost for energy efficient building in East Africa  
Nairobi, 18 May 11
The Global Environment Facility (GEF) has approved a USD 2,853,000 for a joint UN-HABITAT / UNEP project to promote energy efficiency in the East African building sector.
African Development Bank boosts Lake Victoria urban water programme  
Mombasa, Kenya, 24 Feb 11
The African Development Bank has approved a USD 110 million grant to extend a UN-HABITAT's urban improvement programme to another 15 towns in five countries.
Twenty four graduate with diploma in urban studies  
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.
Urban youth fund beneficiaries attend training course  
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.
Safer cities for women  
New Delhi, 2 Dec 10
UN-HABITAT and UNIFEM have announced that they plan to launch a new programme aimed at stopping sexual harassment and violence against women and girls.
UN-HABITAT, WWF join hands in Congo conservation  
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.
UN-HABITAT and partners hold training on urban policing  
Barcelona, 11 Aug 10

Some 15 participants from six African countries were the beneficiaries of a landmark training seminar on urban policing held in Barcelona last month.

New African cities climate change initiative  
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).
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