Youths in Nigeria Trained in Renewable Energy Technologies and Green Entrepreneurship

The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), in partnership with the Federal Government of Nigeria, conducted hands-on training in energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, green entrepreneurship and enterprise development for 125 selected youths drawn from 26 States across the Nigeria in Abuja in December. The training, organised in collaboration with the Office of the

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UN-Habitat Trains Youth in Data Collection for Refugee Project

From UN Habitat Kalobeyei (Kenya) 31 August 2016 - UN-Habitat is working in agreement with the County Government, UNHCR and the local community to support planning for integrated refugees and host communities and developing a spatial plan for the Kalobeyei New Settlement that will be sustainable, inclusive and resilient. UN-Habitat is working on the spatial planning

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Give Your Input Towards a SUD Action Plan for Universities

From UN Habitat UN-Habitat UNI together with HESI (the Higher Education Sustainability Initiative) are in the process of defining a Sustainable Urban Development action plan for universities. The action plan aims to orient universities supporting cities in their path towards sustainability and also identify better mechanisms to back effective collaboration between academic resources and urban strategies.

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UN-Habitat hosts youth discussions to mark the first anniversary of Nepal earthquake

UN-Habitat In the week of 24 April 2016, Nepal marked an important moment. It was the first anniversary of the great earthquake. To turn the page with forward-looking consultations, UN-Habitat hosted two urban youth discussions on the critical questions of “equity and youth development” in Kathmandu. A wide range of youth groups supported UN-Habitat to

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UN-Habitat and UNICEF host football tournament to mark World Water Day

From UN-Habitat  UN-Habitat and UNICEF in collaboration with the Institute of Business Administration (IBA) Girls Sports Society, organised a football tournament in Karachi as part of their awareness campaign with the youth of the country to raise voice for better water, better jobs in celebration of the World Water Day 2016. The tournament provided an apt

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UN-Habitat partner with Africa’s youth on New Urban Agenda

From UN-Habitat Starting in Nairobi, Kenya and ending in Abuja, Nigeria, UN-Habitat and its partners the Major Group for Children and Youth sprinted across Africa to raise awareness and recognize the value of youth in the new urban agenda – Habitat III. In three events which engaged over 500 youth representing youth-led agencies from 20

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Urban Youth Take Action to Implement the 2030 Agenda

From UN Habitat Hundreds of young people gathered at United Nations Headquarters in New York City for the 5th Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum on February 1-2. The goal of this year’s Forum was to empower the youth to take action in implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Government representatives and civil

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Youth Event Launches the Interim One Stop Youth Centre in Mogadishu

“This program held by UN-Habitat is a very unique program from which we have been able to derive, fun, happiness and many other benefits. We look forward to the many activities to be held at the Centre including vocational skills training…This is the first time that we have a Centre that is dedicated to the

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UN-Habitat launches international urban design student competition

From UN-Habitat Kenya, 14 January 2016 – UN-Habitat is launching a competition to promote collaboration between Kenya’s students and their peers elsewhere and to promote the importance of urban design. The competition is being organized in collaboration with Kenya’s Urban Development Department (UDD) and the Ministry of Land, Housing and Urban Development. It is part

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Using Minecraft 4 Youth Participation in Urban Design & Governance

From UN-Habitat   UN-Habitat believes that ICT can be a catalyst to improve governance in towns and cities and help increase levels of participation, efficiency and accountability in public urban policies, provided that the tools are appropriately used, accessible, inclusive and affordable. Research shows that ICT use by youth can have a direct impact on

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