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Dr. Clos meets Senegal President  
Dakar, 5 Dec 12
UN-Habitat Executive Director Dr. Joan Clos on Tuesday delivered a speech during the opening ceremony of Africities in Dakar, Senegal. Later Dr. Clos met the President of Senegal Macky Sall, during which the issue of flooding which recently affected most cities of Senegal including Dakar the Capital City, was the main topic.
Guediawaye citizens first to launch I'm a City Changer in Africa  
Guediawaye, Senegal, 4 Dec 12
On the eve of the Africities Summit in Dakar, Senegal is the first country in the world to initiate a National Urban Campaign and to launch UN-Habitat's I'm a City Changer in Africa campaign.
Strengthening Sino-African city ties  
Beijing, 12 Sept 12
China has established a USD 1.6 million (RMB 10 million) fund to help train officials and professionals in African local authorities, provide new scholarships for African students in China and build better industrial and commercial partnerships.
Global slum upgrading programme moves into high gear  
Naples, Italy, 5 Sept 12
UN-Habitat this week announced the implementation of its Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme in member countries of the Brussels-based Africa, Caribbean and Pacific Group (ACP) thanks to the support of the European Commission. French
Islamic Development Bank support for UN-Habitat programmes  
Holy Makkah, Saudi Arabia, 2 Feb 12
The President of Islamic Development Bank in Jeddah, Ahmed Al-Madani, last week announced the Bank's interest in supporting UN-Habitat's Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme and the Palestine Housing Programme. FRENCH
Regional Exchange Forum for Municipalities on Slum Upgrading in Africa  
Dakar, 17 Oct 11
Thirty five participants drawn from various francophone countries from Africa recently gathered in Dakar Senegal to discuss slum upgrading issues. FRENCH
Back to the future - a gathering of UN-HABITAT veterans  
Nairobi, 15 Feb 11
A group of 25 retired UN-HABITAT veterans from countries around the world returned to the agency’s headquarters this week to share their experiences and insights with a view to helping establish a new direction for the agency.
Gearing up for the World Urban Campaign  
Alicante, Spain, 2 Jun 10
Sonia Castedo Ramos, the Mayor of Alicante, Spain, this week hosted the fourth session of the World Urban Campaign’s steering committee. UN-Habitat designated Alicante as model of sustainable development, a recognition framed in the World Urban Campaign’s 100 Cities Initiative
UN-HABITAT signs agreement with Nigeria  
Nairobi, 11 May 10
UN-HABITAT and the government of Nigeria on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding which will see the agency and the West African nation engage in collaborative activities targeting young people.
Africities summit opens  
Marrakech, Morocco, 18 Dec 09
His Majesty Mohammed VI, King of Morocco, this week opened the fifth session of the African cities summit at a glittering ceremony attended by high ranking figures from around the continent.
New African cities climate change initiative  
Nairobi, 15 Dec 09
UN-HABITAT this week announced a new drive to raise awareness in African cities about climate change problems so that proper mitigation and adaptation plans can be put in place. A pilot programme for local authorities will start in five cities – Mombasa (Kenya), Kigali (Rwanda), St Louis (Senegal), Walvis Bay (Namibia), and Bobo-Dioulasso (Burkina Faso).
A glittering ceremony for Dubai award winners  
Dubai, 13 May 09
Twelve lucky winners from around the world were this week each handed a USD 30,000 cash prize, a gilted wind tower and a certificate for their work in promoting a better urban future in a glittering ceremony marking the seventh Dubai International Award for Best Practices.
UN-HABITAT conducts Training of Trainers Workshop on Low-cost Water Testing and Treatment  
Kisii, Kenya, 27 Nov 08
The Lake Victoria Water and Sanitation Initiative hosted a three day Training - of - Trainers workshop in Kisii, Kenya from 25-27 November 2008 to equip participants with basic skills in low cost water quality testing.
Dubai International Awards for Best Practices to improve the Living Environment  
Dubai, UAE, 24 Nov 08
An independent international jury, chaired by Ms. Banashree Banerjee of India, has announced the winners of the 2008 Dubai International Awards for Best Pactices to improve the Living Environment.
Dakar mayor promotes infrastructure investments  
Dakar, 10 Jun 08
The mayor of Dakar, Senegal, Mr. Pape Diop, has called on leaders of African cities to invest more in infrastructure and public services to boost the municipal economies.
UN-HABITAT Executive Director explains work of UN at special seminar  
Maputo, 26 May 08
UN-HABITAT Executive Director, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka, last week held talks with former President Joaquim Chissano of Mozambique
Giving Africa’s public a greater say in municipal spending  
Dakar, 7 Apr 08
Top officials from the government and civil society bodies gathered in the Senegalese capital, Dakar last week to launch a national participatory budgeting programme designed to give the public at large a greater say in government and municipal spending.
Spain funds UN-HABITAT project in 3 African Countries  
Nairobi, 19 Mar 07
The Government of Spain has committed new funding of US$592,000 for UN-HABITAT's Rapid Urban Sector Profiling for Sustainability (RUSPS) programme in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mozambique and Senegal.
Urban governance and secure tenure campaigns launch in Senegal  
Dakar, 28 May 04
UN-HABITAT’s Global Campaigns on Secure Tenure and Urban Governance were launched in Senegal this month after extensive preparations over the past two years.
Values-Based Water Education gains Momentum in West and Central Africa  
Dakar, 25 May 04
A Training of Trainers workshop in Values-based Water Education was held in Dakar, Senegal from 12-14 May 2004 to show education experts from Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Mali, Niger and Senegal the most appropriate approaches to introducing water, sanitation and hygiene into the existing school curriculum.
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