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[ News ] Posted on Monday, October 10, 2011 - 10:51
Ring beams, elevated slabs, bamboo screens and high water tables. Almost sounds like a fast food menu, but rest assured, this is the latest progress report from the Haiti School Initiative. A synopsis on school construction status follows, with exhaustive coverage of construction and communities available on the Students Rebuild Haiti blog.
[ Event ] Posted on Monday, October 10, 2011 - 10:36
The Young Water Professionals Conference under the theme "Water for tomorrow: A collective responsibility" will provide a forum for professionals - especially the young - working in water and wastewater research, technology and management to present their work and share their experience on the role of different stakeholders in ensuring that this fundamental resource is preserved for the next... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, October 10, 2011 - 09:59
Prepared jointly by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) in partnership with the Urban Design Lab of the Earth Institute, Columbia University, the Guidelines for developing eco-efficient and socially... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Friday, October 7, 2011 - 15:52
AfriGrowth Foundation (AGF) with the support of TY Danjuma Foundation is currently receiving applications for the October-November session of its Youth Academy. AfriGrowth Foundation Youth Academy seeks to recruit fresh graduates who have recently concluded or yet to enroll for the National Youth Service for a two-month period of intensive training and internship on enterprise development.... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Friday, October 7, 2011 - 14:52
Thank you so much for your participation and your input in enhancing the efficiency of the Gateway. We have noted them all down and are working with the developers to resolve them. It is worthwhile noting that we are seeing some of the issues resolved immediately (for example, access to Press releases). Big ups to everyone! The next training exercise kicks off on Wednesday 12th October, 2011.... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Friday, October 7, 2011 - 12:12
Inter-American Housing (UNIAPRAVI) - organisors of this forum - is an international private non-profit organization, founded in 1964 and in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), offers several specialized information services and research, training, advisory services, institutional linkages, generates and promotes the exchange of experiences in the housing sector,... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Friday, October 7, 2011 - 11:40
The Urban Management and Development program at Universidad del Rosario in Bogotá, Colombia organized an event to celebrate World Habitat Day 2011. The event aimed at promoting awareness around three issues: (i) Consumption patterns, (ii) Improving communication strategies to mitigate climate change and (iii) Integrate institutional management. The special guest included: i) Mr. Luis Fernando... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Friday, October 7, 2011 - 10:48
This is a video showing programmes held in Malaysia. The video was featured during the launch of World Habitat Day 2011 in Putrajaya, Malaysia.
[ Event ] Posted on Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 18:07
The theme of the conference is "The water, energy and food security nexus - water resources in the green economy." It is organised under the auspices of Germany’s Federal Development Ministry (BMZ) and Federal Environment Ministry (BMU), to contribute to the run-up to the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20) scheduled for 2012. The Bonn conference pursues two objectives: to... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 17:56
ICLEI member city, Montpellier (France) has been named the French Capital of Biodiversity 2011. A dynamic city with over 250,000 inhabitants, Montpellier boasts numerous green areas and a wide variety of flora and fauna. A member of the United Nations Environment Programme, the city is committed to helping its wildlife survive and flourish and recently launched a four-year biodiversity action... Read more