Abuja, 31 Jul 08
President Umaru Musa Yar’ Adua of Nigeria this week warned African housing ministers that governments had to move beyond talking to action on the urgent task of delivering housing, utility services and pollution management.
Kumasi, Ghana, 30 Jan 08
Some 30 participants from the West Africa region last week congregated at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), for a an eye-opening training on transparency in land administration. Organised jointly by UN-HABITAT and the International Institute for Geo-information Science and Earth Observation (ITC) the workshop attracted participants from Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Liberia.
Alexandria, Egypt, 26 Nov 07
Former Mozambique President Joaquim Chissano this week received the inaugural Mo Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership aimed at promoting good governance in Africa
Abuja, 20 Nov 07
UN-HABITAT conducted an urban management course for Nigerian ministers, municipal officials and other experts last week to help 12 specially selected cities improve their urban governance as part of a programme finance by the Urban Development Bank of Nigeria. The idea is to conduct rapid surveys in each city aimed at helping them identify problem areas and then finding the best solutions.
Nairobi, 15 Jun 07
Three new Permanent Representatives this week presented their credentials to the Executive Director of UN-HABITAT, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka.
They are Mr. Muhammad K. Ndanusa of Nigeria, Mr. Apichit Asatthawasi of Thailand, and their counterpart from Sudan, Mr. Makok Guandong. Mrs. Tibaijuka expressed her appreciation to the three countries for their support to UN-HABITAT.
Nairobi, 23 Oct 06
The Executive Director of UN-HABITAT, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka, on Monday received three Permanent Representatives to the organization, and the Chief Executive Officer of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), Kenya Secretariat.
Nairobi, Kenya, 6 Oct 06
Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka, Executive Director of UN-HABITAT, held talks in Nairobi recently with Governor Peter Obi of Anambra State in Nigeria, the highest ranking elected Nigerian political figure to visit the agency