Urban Themes

Economy

[ Opportunities ] Posted on Sunday, April 29, 2018 - 10:33
In collaboration with the journals Frontiers in Sociology & Frontiers in Public Health (www.frontiersin.org) we are bringing together a selected group of international experts to contribute to an open-access article collection on: "Perspectives and Theories of Social Innovation for Ageing Population"   Guest Editors: Andrzej Klimczuk, Warsaw School of Economics, Warsaw, Poland Łukaz Tomczyk,... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 17:35
Position Title: Programs Coordinator. Reporting to: Director of Operations Location: Kampala District Working Hours: approx. 8 hours per day starting from 9:00am to 5:00pm (Monday to Thursday) 9:00am- 2:00pm on Friday. WHY TEENS UGANDA: TEENS Uganda is a local non-profit organization for youth development whose major concern is to empower the young people in Uganda to make positive life-choices.... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 13:39
The National Youth Congress (NYC2018) will be hosted in Kampala at Ndejje University 25-27 July, 2018 focusing on the role of youth in advocating for good governance that leads to the implementation  of the New Urban Agenda (Habitat III) and the National Green Growth Development Agenda (NGGDA).  The National Youth Congress (NYC) is an initiative of TEENS Uganda working with a consortium of... Read more
[ Document ] Posted on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 20:41
The Regional Action Plan for the Implementation of the New Urban Agenda in Latin America and the Caribbean (RAP) seeks to be the regional expression of the New Urban Agenda (NUA). It promotes evidence-based policy making, setting out potential actions and interventions as well as relevant and priority policy guidance for all Latin American and Caribbean countries towards the achievement of... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 11:23
Cities are the driving force of the global economy and will be home to most of the world’s people by 2030. Can the public and private sectors learn to work hand-in-hand to ensure human habitats become resilient and future-ready? Governments and businesses make for unnatural bedfellows but in order to make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable and achieve the Sustainable Development... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 17:43
Distinction seeks to promote successful experiences and inspire other organizations in Latin America and the Caribbean to embrace the guidelines of this global agreement. Adopted in October 2016, the New Urban Agenda defines the steps to ensure sustainable urbanization in the next 20 years. Rethinking how we plan, manage and live in cities is the principle of the New Urban Agenda, adopted in... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Monday, December 12, 2016 - 22:34
Distinction seeks to promote successful experiences and inspire other organizations in Latin America and the Caribbean to embrace the guidelines of this global agreement. Adopted in October 2016, the New Urban Agenda defines the steps to ensure sustainable urbanization in the next 20 years. Rethinking how we plan, manage and live in cities is the principle of the New Urban Agenda, adopted in... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 15:38
Nana Adwoa Amponsah Sifa is a young Ghanaian graduate Agripreneur with hands on experience in food security and strategic management from Africa, Europe and Asia. She shares the experience of her initiative, Guzakuza, a venture with the mission to transform the mindsets of young women to go into agribusiness to be job providers and not job seekers. "The young people know what they want and they... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 09:51
ROME —Investing in rural areas is crucial to slowing the migration of millions of desperate people from farms to city slums, helping to end poverty and boosting the economies of developing countries, a U.N. agency said Wednesday. Three quarters of the world's poorest and hungriest people live in rural areas, yet these are often ignored by governments and development experts, the U.N.... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 08:34
Development experts and policymakers understandably focus on migration to urban areas and the need for sustainable urbanization. But they should not lose sight of the dramatic changes happening in rural areas, which are too often ignored. While the growing demand for food – driven by rising population and incomes – is creating opportunities for rural people, hunger and poverty remain... Read more

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