Written by Ying Gao, edited by Jasdeep Randhawa Even before PrepCom3 proceedings got started, local Indonesia youth-led organizations IYMM and Kota Kita impressed everybody by organizing World Urban Youth Meeting. This full-day parallel event brought together around 500 youth participants in a showcase of “Youth Perspectives and Actions Towards People-Centred City” on 24 July 2016 … Continue reading Youth Said: We Can Be Partner in New Urban Agenda Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation
During International Youth Day, 12 August 2013 celebrations, UN-Habitat launched an Instagram Contest, dubbed “Home is Where We Live” #home #iyd2013. Young people from all over the world were encouraged to post pictures or videos of what “Home” means to them on their social media sites including Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Flicker. The response was … Continue reading Home Is Where We Live International Youth Day Instagram contest 2015!
Every morning, 46 participants from different communities in Arusha, Tanzania and Nairobi, Kenya (Dandora) join the Youth & Urbanization workshop organized and run by the UN-HABITAT. For two hours a day, they work in small groups on assessing their communities and towns in terms of sports equipment and facilities using various participatory methodologies. The interactive … Continue reading Young people rocking the Youth & Urbanization Workshop at East Africa Cup 2015
UN-Habitat is extremely proud and delighted to be present at this years’ edition of the East Africa Cup. As a new partner, UN-Habitat organizes and runs daily workshops on Youth & Urbanization with young people from different communities in East Africa region. East Africa Cup kicked off today in beautiful Moshi, Tanzania, just under the … Continue reading UN-Habitat at East Africa Cup 2015!
April 28, 2015 UN-Habitat in partnership with Ericsson Research, Samsung C&T, Community Chest of Korea and Strathmore University hosted the Urban Challenge Workshop in Nairobi, Kenya as part of UN-Habitat’s Innovate Kenya Project. The workshop brought together youth representatives from Nairobi based tech start-ups and NGOs and county government representatives to collectively identify some of the main … Continue reading Innovation Marketplace – Urban Challenge Workshop
On April 2nd, 2015 four gunmen stormed into Garissa University College, in Garissa, Kenya and took students hostage for hours of panic and pain. This was the deadliest terrorist attack in Kenya since 1998, killing 147 students, and injuring many others. Today the UN family gathered in a vigil to honor those lives taken away. … Continue reading 147 Dreams – #147NotJustANumber #Garissa