Nairobi,Kenya, 29 Sept 09
Unemployment, lack of affordable housing as well as road and traffic congestion are some of the key concerns for urban dwellers, a new online survey by UN-HABITAT has revealed.
Nairobi, 28 Sept 09
UN-HABITAT has launched a program to train youth on how to ï¿½mapï¿½ their cities. Using participatory planning techniques combined with the latest in spatial technologies, youth from the One Stop Youth Resource Centre sites in Dar es Salaam, Nairobi, and Kampala will over the next three months map youth services and other important sites in their communities.
Nairobi, 18 Sept 09
The UN-HABITAT Advisory Committee of the Opportunities Fund for Urban Youth-Led Development met for the first time at the organization headquarters in Nairobi on September 18, 2009.
Dar es Salaam, 17 Sept 09
The Dar es Salaam Habitat Youth Centre and its subcontractor, the National Housing Research and Building Agency together with City Temeke municipality have started a professional training for youth on low cost construction.
Nairobi, 9 Sept 09
The new Permanent Representative of the Federal Republic of Germany to UN-HABITAT, who is also the country’s Ambassador to Kenya, Mrs. Margit Hellwig-Bötte, presented her credentials to the Executive Director, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka on 4 September.
Kitui,Kenya, 1 Sept 09
Some 30 youths drawn from Kenyan slums have started a training course in a low cost building technology, the result of partnership between UN-HABITAT and a local children’s home.