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Spin-off from slum upgrading  
Nairobi, 14 Apr 11
A project jointly implemented by UN-HABITAT and the government of Kenya to help inhabitants of Soweto East, a settlement within Nairobi’s Kibera’s slums, upgrade their living conditions is having an unexpected spin-off- that benefit children with disabilities to better integrate into society.
Agreement reached to plan “Women for Water Decade”  
Nairobi, 22 Feb 10
UN-HABITAT hosted a meeting of women’s networks from 20-21 February to develop a strategy for a “Women for Water Decade” in Africa—a new platform for advocacy to promote women’s involvement in solving the region’s water and sanitation problems.
Community-led Gender Mainstreaming in Water and Sanitation Improves Access  
Nairobi, 26 Jan 10
Settlements Executive Committees and Sustainable Neighbourhoods Programmes established with the support of UN-HABITAT are instrumental in ensuring equal participation of both men and women at the grassroots in project design, implementation and monitoring.
Google and UN-HABITAT Partnership to Improve Data Collection  
Zanzibar, 14 Jan 10
UN-HABITAT has launched a joint project in Zanzibar with Google.org to improve access to information on water coverage, assess the level of satisfaction by customers of the Zanzibar Water Authority, and evaluate efficiency in the delivery of services by the authority.
Business plan for Zanzibar water body launched  
Zanzibar, 12 Jan 10
President Aman A. Karume of Zanzibar and UN-HABITAT Executive Director Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka last week jointly launched a five year business plan for the Zanzibar Water Authority.
Water for African Cities  
Johannesburg, 17 Nov 09
City managers from 18 cities across Africa met in Johannesburg in recent days to review progress of UN-HABITAT’s Water for African Cities’ Programme.
Water operators at Waterlinks forum  
Bangkok, 30 Sept 09
The Global Water Operators' Partnerships Alliance attended the 2009 WaterLinks Forum held in Bangkok.
Water Operators Alliance co-hosts training  
Johannesburg, 25 Sept 09
Nine African water utilities were introduced to Water Safety Planning during a five-day training in Johannesburg from the 21st to 25th of September.
East African Water Ministers support UN-HABITAT’s Lake Victoria Water and Sanitation Initiative  
Nairobi, 5 Sept 08
Concerned about the increasing environmental problems of the Lake Victoria Basin, East African Ministers of Water commended UN-HABITAT on its leadership role in the design and implementation of the Lake Victoria Water and Sanitation Initiative.
Asian leaders must work harder to ensure water delivery for all  
Stockholm, 21 Aug 08
Inspired leaders who champion reforms can play a key role in helping Asian countries manage their water resources at a time of extreme pressure brought on by rapid urbanisation, climate change, pollution and industrialization, a senior Asia Development Bank official told the Asia Water Day seminar at the World Water Week in Stockholm this week.
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