Visit to Mathare by Youth Envoy

Great to see Ahmad Alhendawi, UN Youth Envoy to the Secretary General, visiting once again the  Mathare Environmental Conservation Youth Group (M.E.C.Y.G). As he states, some huge leaps forward in services at the centre with the the development of the ‪‎Innovate‬ ‎Kenya‬ ICT and Entrepenruship programs, the great work of the iHub – Nairobi’s Innovation Hub and their Kio Kits, the continued focus … Continue reading Visit to Mathare by Youth Envoy

Youth and Local Government develop Urban Real-time Innovations and Solutions

‘One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man’. –Elbert Hubbard Elbert Hubbard died in 1915 but the quote still rings true in 2015, exactly a century later. And in light of this statement, UN-Habitat, Ericsson and Strathmore University came together in a pilot … Continue reading Youth and Local Government develop Urban Real-time Innovations and Solutions

How ICT is helping to change Kenya

The Innovate Kenya programme is a partnership between UN-Habitat. Samsung and local communities to foster innovation in Kenyan youth. One component of the programme is establishing 6 youth and ICT centres in Nairobi, Kenya, which will provide technology and entrepreneurship training to thousands of youth and youth-led groups. The backbone of this programme is an … Continue reading How ICT is helping to change Kenya

Innovate Kenya: Entrepreneurship and ICT Training for Youth Empowerment

The growing number of young urban citizens, coupled with the explosion of electronic handheld devices is introducing new challenges and opportunities for both local governments and youth that have not been adequately addressed. UN-Habitat has begun to address these converging trends through the development of a conceptual framework on improving local governance for youth using … Continue reading Innovate Kenya: Entrepreneurship and ICT Training for Youth Empowerment

UN-Habitat brings the Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth to Rwanda

From 16-20 July, UN-Habitat Youth brought the United Nations Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth, Mr. Ahmad Alhendawi, to Rwanda to showcase best practice programming for youth in urban areas.The Envoy got to visit and tour the UN-Habitat supported One Stop Youth Center in Kigali, which serves as a globally recognized best practice of youth centered … Continue reading UN-Habitat brings the Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth to Rwanda

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!

Innovation Marketplace – Urban Challenge Workshop

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

Youth @ The 25th UN-Habitat Governing Council – 4th DAY – WRAP UP!

Youth Caucus – Wednesday – 22/04 Today we kicked off our Youth Caucus with a presentation about “Youth and Urbanization – A strategy for youth in UN-Habitat”, led by Helene Opsal from the UN-Habitat Youth Unit. The presentation explored some of the data we have about youth population in the urban world, and why it … Continue reading Youth @ The 25th UN-Habitat Governing Council – 4th DAY – WRAP UP!