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[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 14:52
There is an old adage that you should never waste a crisis. Crises provide opportunities for change. They are a chance to hit the reset button and correct course for the better. Unfortunately, in Kenya our leaders have a knack for wasting one crisis after another. Instead of rising to the occasion and doing the right thing, our leaders typically respond to crises by digging in and playing the... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 12:29
Residents of Old Fadama, Bukom, Nima, Abuja-Accra, Mensah Guinea, Adjei Kojo, Asawase, Aboabo, Oforikrom etc are trapped in poverty, insecurity, deplorable housing conditions, inadequate provision of water, electrification and sanitation, poor health and education and low productivity.These areas are also overcrowded, mostly deprived, experience a severe pressure on existing facilities and... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 11:35
In a yearlong country mapping exercise, led by WaterLex and WaterAid Uganda and supported by WGF, the main challenges and opportunities to fulfilling the Human Right to Water and Sanitation (HRWS) in Uganda were identified and analysed. The findings and recommendations derived are valuable insights which can contribute to more focused and rapid progress towards the achievement of universal... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 11:23
Each day women who lack access to these resources spend 125 million hours collecting water for their families, and 266 million hours finding a place to relieve themselves.  To collect all water they need for drinking, washing, cooking, cleaning – women walk miles, carry heavy vessels, wait for hours and often pay exorbitant prices. The work is all-consuming. Once they are old enough, girls join... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 11:13
The Bartlett’s Development Planning Unit (DPU, University College London) and Genre en Action have embarked on a research project to examine the links between gender, climate change and urbanisation. Indeed, whilst debates on climate change have clearly evolved over the years, the gendered and urban components of that debate have only recently appeared as two significant domains of exploration.... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, May 9, 2016 - 15:22
SDG 11 focuses on cities as hubs for ideas, commerce, culture, science, productivity, social development, among others Government with support from the United Nations (UN) Habitat, an international agency responsible for cities and human settlements has developed a country programme for sustainable urban development in Uganda. The five year programme dubbed 'Sustainable Urban Development... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, May 9, 2016 - 15:08
BOGOTÁ-Cities of the future may turn out to be friendlier, cleaner places than the desolate dumps science fiction films have been depicting in anticipation. A range of initiatives being taken around the world — some apparently of little importance, others bigger in scope — are already steering the urban future away from worst-case scenarios. Your children and grandchildren may end up avoiding... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, May 9, 2016 - 14:41
Paul Goldberger writes that great buildings are those that have expanded our sense of human possibility — they shape our very experience of who and where we are in the world. Buildings are not just inanimate objects; they are occasions for human contact, they frame our understanding of place and this makes them a living part of our world. As we begin to take on the new Sustainable Development... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, May 9, 2016 - 12:16
The Government of the State of Osun and the United Nations-HABITAT Programme have unveiled their collaboration for the development of the state in the next 20 years. The Marshall Plan contains the Structural Plan Reports for the upgrade of nine cities in the State of Osun into modern cities.The Project is geared towards harnessing the potentials of the State’s urban population and build the... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, May 9, 2016 - 11:13
IN SUMMARY According to her, a tenant in the ill-fated seven-floor flat that collapsed last week, the high rise building comprised 301 doors, or houses for that matter. In some cases, neighbours with large families will deliberately encourage their teenage relatives to befriend their bachelor neighbours as a “decongestion” strategy.  Landlords in most cases will ensure the electricity wiring... Read more