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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
Community Servers Tanzania (COSETA) plans a public information campaign to celebrate World Habitat Day in Temeke, Dar es Salaam. The main activity will be an open concert with music and speeches. The event will be held from 29-30 October.
The first ever national celebrations of World Habitat Day in the brand new republic of South Sudan saw a procession from Ministry of Housing & Physical Planning (MoHPP) and the Ministry of Physical Infrastructure (MoPI) to Hai Zandia informal settlement; inspection of settlement upgrading activities at Hai Zandia; an Exhibition of Hai Zandia informal settlement upgrading and Durupi... Read more
The University of Johannesburg organized an event for the students on Town and Regional Planning on the occasion of World Habitat Day. The activities included a quiz programme on the context of cities in South Africa with relation to this year's World Habitat Day theme, Cities and Climate Change. The event involved more than 25 students and staff.
The Ministry of Construction Engineering Service Housing and Common Amenities which organizes events every year to celebrate World Habitat Day this year ran advocacy campaigns to raise awareness on World Habitat Day and its important theme, Cities and Climate Change.
The Housing and Development Board, one of the 2010 Scroll of Honour winners spread knowledge and awareness on World Habitat Day to their staff and partners via posters and a video footage on the Day and its important theme, Cities and Climate Change.
The African Youth Unite for Change raised awareness and celebrated World Habitat Day through entertainment and sports activities. Proceeds will go to upgrading and extending basic services for poor communities. Sensitization programmes through press articles, radio discussions and panel programmes with policy makers, government officials, academics, journalists, professionals, and community... Read more
Angels Rwanda, a cultural organization based in Rwanda which engages in sensitization on climate change with messages through music, launched a campaign involving the youth on the theme of Climate Change. Activities included a concert with songs on the topic of the Day, and a debate with youth coming from three districts of Kigali and guests from the Democratic Republic of Congo and Burundi.
The Municipality of Lima has planned several promotion and awareness raising activities as it joined efforts to tackle the impacts of climate change in our cities. The events will run through the month of October
The Revival of Heritage (Roh) Youth Network, a youth lead organization working to develop, inform, inspire and mobilize young people through leadership training, peer education, awareness raising, skill building, policy and advocacy plans youth led World Habitat Day activities. The activities and campaigns were held in Lahore.
The Rural Youth Forum planned district level Art and Essay competitions to celebrate World Habitat Day in Rajbiraj. A series of programs involving schools and colleges were organized to run throughout the World Habitat Day week. Nepal International Consumer Union planned pre World Habitat Day publicity at six centers in Kathmandu. A one day workshop and an orientation program on Cities and... Read more