Creative Economy

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

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

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.

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Mural DA4C

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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