News and Events Latest stories, evidence of impact, media information

[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 15:52
The multi-award winning moladi construction system was founded in South Africa in 1986 as a method of building cast in place reinforced monolithic structures. The moladi technology was developed as a means to alleviate many of the cumbersome and costly aspects associated with conventional construction methods without compromising on the quality or integrity of the structure. The moladi system... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 10:13
Nairobi, 4 Oct 12   French In order to support the implementation of tangible actions that will help in the improvement of the living conditions for slum dwellers, Burkina Faso, Niger and Kenya recently made financial contributions to the Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme. Burkina Faso committed to provide USD 800, 000, thus setting the record as the highest individual country contributing... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, October 22, 2012 - 11:25
Africa is urbanising fast. Today, to deal with its exponential urban growth, building new cities appears to be the new trend. At the end of May 2012, mayors and leaders from Africa’s top cities gathered in Lagos to debate the region’s urban transformation. The meeting featured those managing, planning, designing and financing Africa’s most innovative cities. Speakers were world-class authorities... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, October 22, 2012 - 11:17
Most people now recognize that the unfolding dangers of climate change demand worldwide attention. But we should also be aware of the opportunities that exist within climate change adaptation to improve and transform some of the most vulnerable urban communities today. On September 17, as part of a panel hosted by CHF International and the U.S. Green Building Council, Brian English, CHF's... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, October 22, 2012 - 11:06
The Sri Lankan government, Friday, received approval for the Cabinet of ministers to initiate several urgent short term measures to mitigate floods in the capital city Colombo and its suburbs. The Cabinet, considering a proposal presented by the President in his capacity as the Minister of Defence and Urban Development, approved allocating one billion rupees to take immediate remedial measures... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, October 22, 2012 - 10:37
President Mwai Kibaki Saturday called for unity in building a prosperous, just and equitable nation for the welfare of all Kenyans. Paying glowing tribute to the country's past and present heroes and heroines, President Kibaki urged all Kenyans to seek to be Mashujaa in their own individual ways. "We become Mashujaa by abiding by the law of the land, carrying out our civic duties, being our... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, October 18, 2012 - 15:41
Hyderabad (India), 16 October 2012 – Global urbanization will have significant implications for biodiversity and ecosystems if current trends continue, with knock-on effects for human health and development, according to a new assessment by the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). The assessment, which draws on contributions from more than 123 scientists worldwide, states that... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, October 18, 2012 - 11:46
The networking event on the Global Housing Strategy to the Year 2025, organized by Government of Egypt’s Informal Settlements Development Fund (ISDF), hosted 12 prominent speakers from various fields (academia, central governments, local authorities, civil society organizations, NGOs, practitioners and intergovernmental organizations). The session discussed the current challenges of producing... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, October 18, 2012 - 10:29
A pilot project aims to give legal land tenure to some of Rio de Janeiro’s favela dwellers. Although it will increase costs for inhabitants, there's hope it will also stimulate economic growth in the community. Maura da Rocha stands in front of her red brick, two-bedroom house in Cantagalo, a favela in Rio de Janeiro. She has lived in this shantytown on a steep hill nestled between the world... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - 14:58
Businesses are racing to keep pace with change, driven by an unpredictable business environment, increased competition, fast-moving technology and a range of other trends, including sustainability, technology and energy constraints. How can businesses achieve high performance in an environment where many are battling just to keep up? Business Process Management (BPM) can be a powerful ally to... Read more

Pages