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 second time, UN-HABITAT joined the wider Sport for Development (SPD) community to lend a helping hand at East Africa Cup in Moshi, Tanzania. Despite the budget cuts, which allowed “only” about 1000 children and youth from the region to participate (as opposed to standard 2000+), the event was buzzing with laughter, joy and … Continue reading East Africa Cup 2016 – One week in Moshi, the whole year in community
In 2014, a well-known community leader named Kaka (Swahili for brother) created a new sporting landmark in Mathare. With the help of many supporters (including UN Habitat), Kaka helped the community reclaim a football pitch. Since then, the space has been a beehive of activity, with kids and youth enjoying the space and community events taking … Continue reading Rehabilitation of a Sports Field in Mathare
August 12 is traditionally a day to celebrate young people all around the world. For 15 years now, the International Youth Day highlights the importance of the youth agenda across the fields and borders. The theme of International Youth Day 2015 was “Youth Civic Engagement” to emphasize the importance of young people to actively engage … Continue reading International Youth Day Celebrations 2015!
With the finals played on Saturday, it is safe to say that the East Africa Cup 2015 has been a huge success. It was the first time UN-HABITAT has been present and we couldn’t have been more thrilled about the experience. Our Youth & Urbanization workshop was amazing, a creative space where excellent ideas and … Continue reading What’s next for EAC & UN-HABITAT?
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!