Is Urban Farming Impossible?

By Achmad Solikhin The adoption of the Urban New Agenda remains challenging for urban think tanks, most notably agriculturists who strive to resolve a dilemma between urban population expansion and agricultural land use. For instance, in Bandung, Indonesia, the increase in urban population growth needs two hundred hectares of agricultural lands to be converted into … Continue reading Is Urban Farming Impossible?

Strengthening Policy for Young Women in the Changing World of Work, Case Study: Kampala Municipality, Uganda

This is a research publication sponsored by UK-AID to Plan International UK. UN-Habitat played a key advisory role on policy at municipal level, to the innovation hub, which aimed to challenge social norms and practices that keep girls and young women in positions of powerlessness in the World of Work (WoW). This resonates to the … Continue reading Strengthening Policy for Young Women in the Changing World of Work, Case Study: Kampala Municipality, Uganda

Football Pitch Make-over through Design Thinking

A lot was happening in Mlango Kubwa’s football pitch last week. Mlango Kubwa is a ward in the Mathare informal settlement in Kenya. Mathare has approximately 500,000 residence; Mango Kubwa itself has approximately 50,000 residents of which 70% of the population is 24 and under. After its inauguration by the UN Secretary-General, Mr. Antonio Guterres, it became the centerpiece of … Continue reading Football Pitch Make-over through Design Thinking

For the global urban youth

On April 17th this year in Nairobi, Kenya, UN-Habitat and Urban Youth Academy (UYA) met to discuss their mutual global cooperation. UYA is a Korea based organization that is aiming to empower global urban youth especially underprivileged youth in developing countries. UYA is also the implementing partner for running a “Lotte Window” for UN-Habitat’s Urban … Continue reading For the global urban youth

International #YouthDay: Join the Twitter discussion!

On 17 December 1999, in its resolution 54/120, the United Nations General Assembly endorsed the recommendation made by the World Conference of Ministers Responsible for Youth (Lisbon, 8-12 August 1998) that 12 August be declared International Youth Day. The theme of International Youth Day, 12 August 2015, is “Youth Civic Engagement.” The engagement and participation … Continue reading International #YouthDay: Join the Twitter discussion!