Water for African Cities

The Water for African Cities Programme aims to reduce the urban water crisis in African cities through efficient and effective water demand management, minimize the environmental impact of urbanization on freshwater resources and boost awareness and information exchange on water management and conservation.

The programme is part of the wider efforts of the agency to meet the Millennium Development Goal targets of halving the number of people without access to safe water and sanitation by 2015, and promoting environmental sustainability. It also seeks to create an enabling environment for pro-poor investment.

Spin-off from slum upgrading
Nairobi, 14 Apr 11
A project jointly implemented by UN-HABITAT and the government of Kenya to help inhabitants of Soweto East, a settlement within Nairobi’s Kibera’s slums, upgrade their living conditions is having an unexpected spin-off- that benefit children with disabilities to better integrate into society.
Community-led Gender Mainstreaming in Water and Sanitation Improves Access
Nairobi, 26 Jan 10
Settlements Executive Committees and Sustainable Neighbourhoods Programmes established with the support of UN-HABITAT are instrumental in ensuring equal participation of both men and women at the grassroots in project design, implementation and monitoring.
Google and UN-HABITAT Partnership to Improve Data Collection
Zanzibar, 14 Jan 10
UN-HABITAT has launched a joint project in Zanzibar with Google.org to improve access to information on water coverage, assess the level of satisfaction by customers of the Zanzibar Water Authority, and evaluate efficiency in the delivery of services by the authority.
Business plan for Zanzibar water body launched
Zanzibar, 12 Jan 10
President Aman A. Karume of Zanzibar and UN-HABITAT Executive Director Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka last week jointly launched a five year business plan for the Zanzibar Water Authority.
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View Details Collection of Municipal Solid Waste
View Details Water and Sanitation in the World’s Cities: Local Action for Global Goals
View Details Meeting Development Goals in Small Urban Centres - Water and Sanitation in the World's Cities 2006
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