World Urban Pavilion Launch: Showcasing the Regent Park

Reprinted from Daniels ( – original here. 21 April, 2022, Toronto. – The doors opened today to the world’s first hub for in-person and virtual knowledge exchange on matters of accessible housing, green construction, urban equity and sustainable urban growth. Nestled in the heart of Toronto’s Regent Park, the World Urban Pavilion (the Pavilion) is

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Young people participating in the recycling workshop in the slum of Mathare, Nairobi, Kenya, November 2022. Credits: UN-Habitat

Youth of Nairobi Informal Settlement Trains at Plastic Recycling

23 November, 2022, Nairobi, Kenya. – The Mathare One Stop Recycling programme is an initiative aimed at promoting sustainability and economic empowerment in the Mathare community. By providing the community with the necessary skills and knowledge in plastic recycling and environmental conservation, the program aims at helping create social enterprises and income generating activities that

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Mural Creation Training of Young Mothers in Mlango Kubwa, Mathare

UPD: The Mural created by Young Mothers and Graffiti Girls has won a Special Award at the art competition by the Digital Art for Climate (DA4C). To see this and other climate artists’ artworks, please visit the Initiative’s website *          *          * October 2021, Nairobi, Kenya.

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UN-Habitat celebrates youth skills for the Creative Economy for International Skills Day

15 July 2021 –  World Youth Skills Day, being celebrated today, celebrates the importance of equipping young people with skills for employment, decent work and entrepreneurship. UN-Habitat is celebrating World Youth Skills Day and the International Year of Creative Economy for Sustainable Development through enhancing the artistic skills of youth by building their entrepreneurship capacities and

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EcoWorld Waste Recycling Workshop in Watamu, Malindi with Mathare Youth

Watamu, Malindi became a city where sparks of waste management is becoming one of its essence. A recent development by 3 different but collaborated groups targeted the well-being of beaches within its vicinity. The intention began by cleaning waste products such as plastics, nets, flip-flops, etc… and recycling them to make art pieces, building blocks,

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Livelihoods Creation in Mathare Informal Settlement emPlastic Recycling Programme Design Thinking Workshop and Business Development

Livelihoods Creation in Mathare Informal Settlement: Plastic Recycling Programme Design Thinking Workshop and Business Development

Following the establishment of the Mathare Plastic Recycling programme in September 2020, UN-Habitat in partnership with the International Organization of Migration (IOM) and the International School of Kenya (ISK) organized a Design Thinking workshop  on 25th May, 2021 at the Nairobi One Stop Youth Centre that led to the training of 7 Mathare youths. The

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