UN-Habitat’s Initiative focuses on improving livelihoods among the artists from underprivileged backgrounds by supporting development of relevant skills and building their capacities in increasing the profitability of their creativity, also empowering the youth through education and awareness raising.
An interplay between human creativity, knowledge and technology
UN-Habitat has dedicated this year to intensify work on building capacities of artists from disadvantaged backgrounds, empowering them and their communities
''Hit the strings, not the people!'': Air guitar movement is on a rise among young Nairobians
Air guitarists from #Kenya go to Finland! ”Piga Guitar, Usipige Watu” (”Hit The Strings, Not The People”) competition will decide who is the best fit to represent Kenya in the final round this year.
UN-Habitat informal settlement youth group partner wins digital art award at COP26
The Mathare Environmental One Stop centre received the Special Award from the DigitalArt4Climate (DA4C) competition during the COP26 conference in Glasgow, Scotland, earlier in November.
More news and stories about creative youth
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 www.digitalart4climate.space. * * * October 2021, Nairobi, Kenya.
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
Emmy Award Winning Film Maker gives Workshop Training on Creative Economy in Mathare Informal Settlement, Nairobi, Kenya
2020 was a year that saw an influx of digital content consumption and the thriving of the internet era. However, despite the increase in digital content consumption, the creative economy was not spared by the COVID-19 pandemic as it was negatively impacted. With an aim of reviving the Creative Economy, the 74th United Nations General