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[ Event ] Posted on Thursday, August 18, 2011 - 20:10
Welcome to the Adaptation Forum 2011 The Adaptation Forum 2011 will provide a unique opportunity to share frontline findings and innovations, opportunities and challenges in mainstreaming Climate Change adaptation into development. Building on from Adaptation Forum 2010, the Forum this year aims to focus on “Adaptation in Action” signifying a shift from deliberations to decisions, plans to... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, August 18, 2011 - 11:12
  If you're in Nigeria, this October, we hope you'll join the 2011 EMPOWERMENT SUMMIT® team to "get change the world" on Saturaday, October 15th at a Great Hall .   EMPOWERMENT SUMMIT| Measuring Progress in the Fight Against PovertySaturday, October 15, 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Brief Program at 6:30 p.m.   Plot 206B, Ordinance road I Off Peter Odili, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria. RSVP... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Thursday, August 18, 2011 - 11:04
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[ News ] Posted on Thursday, August 18, 2011 - 09:52
Eleven towns in the Lake Victoria Basin are now able to provide improved urban management and basic services following the recent completion of an integrated programme of training and capacity building which targeted municipal councils, service providers, NGOs, Multi-Stakeholder Forums and Community-Based Organizations. The Training and Capacity Building Programme is a component of the Lake... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, August 17, 2011 - 15:34
A two year collaborative project by world beverage giant Coca Cola, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and UN-HABITAT is set to improve the lives of about 300 inhabitants of two coastal communities in Pakistan. The project, "Water and Environmental Sanitation Improvement in Coastal Communities in Karachi", was launched July 28 and is expected to have significant impact on the residents of... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, August 17, 2011 - 15:25
As the world marked this year's International Youth Day on Friday 12th August, UN-HABITAT reaffirmed its commitment to empowering the young people of the world. In a statement to mark the occasion, UN-HABITAT Executive Director Dr. Joan Clos said that the economic downturn being felt in the world was "heavier still on the millions who languish in poverty in slums and inner city neighbourhoods... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, August 17, 2011 - 15:14
UN-HABITAT said this week that a newly restored park in an area damaged during a 2009 Israeli raid had inspired the building of more green spaces in the Gaza Strip as local residents and the agencies working with them to build back better. In a statement, the agency said the Barcelona–Gaza Peace Park implemented with the help of the Municipality of Barcelona in 2005, symbolised the aspirations of... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, August 17, 2011 - 10:09
The National Environment Management Authority (Nema) has urged students to help in recycling household waste. Nema said waste management starts at the household where students can help parents by ensuring garbage is disposed and thereafter recycled. Speaking at the Ribena Recycling Campaign in Nairobi, Nema director general Ayub Macharia called on students to participate in waste management to... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Tuesday, August 16, 2011 - 15:03
The Kenya Publishers Association (KPA) is happy to invite you to celebrate the book at the 14th Nairobi International Bookfair, 2011. This year's theme is "Read for Empowerment". Books, whether creative works or factual texts, serve as a reflection of the society from which the writers are drawn. It is therefore our duty to ensure that society is able to communicate effectively on issues that... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Tuesday, August 16, 2011 - 14:21
This annual event brings together leading figures in the areas of science, technology, culture, business, and politics. Over two days, delegates discuss the critical challenges and opportunities presented by globalization at the local and global level. The open, multidisciplinary exchange facilitated by the Summit allows for heads of state, business leaders and scholars to develop new solutions... Read more