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[ News ] Posted on Thursday, March 22, 2012 - 10:21
As experts share their perspectives on Water and Food Security to mark World Water Day 2012 at the United Nations headquarters in Rome, Italy today, Michael Oludare Ale, former Governor, World Water Council and chairman/chief executive, Male Integrated Science Nigeria Limited, Ibadan, Oyo State shares his views on same with Taiwo Olanrewaju. The World Water Day is an annual event celebrated every... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, March 22, 2012 - 09:53
The fourth African Ministerial Conference on Housing and Urban Development (AMCHUD) kicked off in Nairobi on Tuesday. Under the theme, Territorial planning, basic services for all and the impacts and the impacts of climate change in Africa the conference brought together participants from all over the continent as well as those from partner institutions. In his opening statement, the outgoing... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - 09:42
Low investment in infrastructure development has left many Indonesians with no access to potable water and basic sanitation, and the problem is particularly acute in rural areas, according to a report. The Health Ministry’s latest report on the country’s progress toward achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) shows the number of families with proper access to safe and sustainable... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 09:33
Construction has begun on a $23bn (£14.5bn) port project and oil refinery in south-eastern Kenya's coastal Lamu region near war-torn Somalia's border. An oil pipeline, railway and motorway will also be built linking Lamu to South Sudan and Ethiopia. Newly independent South Sudan plans to use Lamu as its main oil export outlet. Kenya's leader, President Mwai Kibaki, launched the project on 2nd... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 09:24
Both decision-makers and members of the general public are interested in cutting carbon emissions. Under the Julia 2030 project, a variety of instruments and incentives have been developed to evaluate and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from travel and public procurement. HSL’s Journey Planner calculates the carbon emissions of a given journey and provides alternative public transport routes as... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, March 19, 2012 - 08:53
Cycling is a healthy and eco-friendly way of traveling. The Dutch organisations Tauw and Goudappel Coffeng have now developed the concept of sustainable cycle paths, making cycling even better for the environment. Riding a bike is healthy, cheap and it does not harm the environment. Tauw has now found a way to add an advantage to this list of benefits. In cooperation with Goudappel Coffeng they... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Friday, March 16, 2012 - 13:24
The Mayor of Marseille, Mr. Jean-Claude Gaudin this week became the first high level personality to sign up to UN-Habitat’s new I’m a city changer campaign. He signed up during the sixth session of the World Water Forum where UN-Habitat and its World Urban Campaign partners launched the city changer initiative to raise awareness on positive actions that can be taken to improve the world’s cities... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Friday, March 16, 2012 - 09:57
The urban housing shortage in India, officially pegged at 24.7 million in 2007 and unofficially at about 40 million, largely exists in the low-income segment. Indian policymakers stubbornly refused to acknowledge urbanisation as a reality for decades; as a result all aspects of city development, including housing, have been neglected for far too long, and poor people have had no option but to '... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Friday, March 16, 2012 - 09:06
As a seven year old he was already using an AK 47 as a soldier in the then rebel Sudanese People's Liberation Army. Today he is an international music star who uses every platform he gets to preach peace and the need to provide young people with education. Speaking during a global youth meeting that opened on Thursday in Nairobi, Emmanuel Jal captivated the audience with the story of his life... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Friday, March 16, 2012 - 09:03
A global meeting bringing together some 300 young people from across the globe opened in Nairobi on Thursday with the United Nations Seceretary General Mr. Ban Ki Moon re-affirming his plans to appoint a special advisor on youth affairs. Officially opening the four day meeting via a video message, Mr. Ban said many initiatives concerning the youth had been mooted but they were merely on paper.... Read more