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[News] Posted on Thursday, October 10th, 2019
Life has always been hotter in cities. Concrete soaking up and radiating sunlight, and the concentration of people, cars and machinery crank up the temperatures, making them on average 5–9°C warmer than rural areas. This has led to fast growth... Read more
The Rural People Encouragers Network (RUPEN) organized a public information campaign to raise awareness of the problems and issues of Climate Change through theatre, a forum and paper presentations under the topic 'Effect of Climate Change and Education'. To build up to the main World Habitat Day celebration on 3 October, a computer training session was also organized from 1 August to 2 September... Read more
Mrs. Ama Pepple, the Minister for Lands and Housing and Urban Development led the celebrations in Nigeria. The major events included: Promotion of public awareness of the day through Ministerial Press Conference prior to World Habitat Day, a one-day seminar to mark the day in which the guest speaker delivered a paper on the theme of the celebration - 'Managing Urbanization and Climate Change' and... Read more
The Women Entrepreneurs Association of Nigeria (WEAN) organised programs for the World Habitat Day in Ogun State Nigeria. One of the events was a youth rally to mobilize and sensitize a target population of 200 young people in Akute Communities on issues of the environment.
The Youth Care and Community Prevention Program (YCCPP) carried out community sensitization activities, drama performances, and speeches from invited guests to mark World Habitat Day.
The NGO Committee on Human Settlements and UN-HABITAT New York mobilized communities in New York for the celebration of World Habitat Day on 3 October. Activities were planned with partners in the academic institutions throughout New York to promote the visibility and importance of World Habitat Day.
Habitat for Humanity International is this year engaging in a series of special activities over six weeks to highlight the need for safe, decent and affordable shelter. The activities began on World Habitat Day, on 3 October and will end in November with the 28th annual Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project in Haiti. The primary events are as follows: On World Habitat Day, 3 October, Habitat... Read more
Article 25 World Habitat Day celebrations Article 25, an operational UK registered charity that designs, builds, and manages projects to provide better shelter wherever there is disaster, poverty, or need planned an event to commemorate World Habitat Day on 3 October. The main activity was a photography competition run on their Facebook page, where they asked their followers to send a picture... Read more
NGO Challenges International, an organization focusing on livelihoods of people in Togo and also engaged in campaigns against poverty organized a national event to celebrate World Habitat Day in Togo.
Urban Matters is an initiative inspired by the Dutch development organization Cordaid. It strives to improve both the living environment and the living conditions of slum dwellers, working in various cities in Africa and Latin America. Urban Matters celebrated World Habitat Day by organizing an interactive network meeting to which about 60-70 persons with different backgrounds from various profit... Read more
World Habitat Day was marked by a march to the United Nations building in Bangkok by some 2,000 slum dwellers supported by the Four Regions Slum Network (FRSN) and Leaders and Organizers of Community Organizations (LOCO) in Asia. They submitted a petition to the Secretary-General of the United Nations on the problem of homelessness as well as the impact on urban poor communities stemming from... Read more