27 February 2023, Nairobi. – UN-Habitat’s Sister Neighborhoods program is an initiative aimed at fostering youth empowerment and capacity building in impoverished communities worldwide. The program seeks to achieve these objectives through knowledge exchange programs which promote job training and arts and culture. By doing so, it advances the programme goals but also supports the
16 December, 2022, Nairobi. – UN-Habitat, University of the Fraser Valley, Mathare Environmental Conservation Youth Group, Mathare Roots and Queen Elizabeth Scholars came together to host a Green Christmas event in Mlango Kubwa-Mathare, Kenya. The event focused on empowering children and youth to make a positive impact on their community by recycling and upcycling waste
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
Fondation Botnar Visits Mathare: Showcasing Youth-Led Projects and Empowerment Efforts in an Informal Settlement
18 October, 2022, Nairobi, Kenya. – This sunny afternoon in the very heart of Nairobi, Fondation Botnar representatives visit Mathare, one of the biggest informal settlements in Kenya. Fondation Botnar is recognized for their mandate to improve the health and wellbeing of young people living in cities around the world. Organised by UN-Habitat, Mathare Roots
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.
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
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
By Erik Berg Chairman, Habitat Norway. Retired diplomat and development worker Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Former President of Asker Football and Member of the Municipal Sports Council. Deputy Chair UN Habitat’s Advisory Group on Gender Issues 2018 — ; We are witnessing an accelerating multiple, man-made climate, food and environment crisis. COVID-19 is only a warning of
Reprinted from Plastik Rafiki Through a collaboration between Plastiki Rafiki, the International Office of Migration (IOM) and the United Nations Human Settlements (UN-Habitat) Youth and Livelihoods Unit, the “One Stop Mathare Environmental Conservation Youth Group (MECYG)” recently received Plastiki Rafiki injection and extrusion molding machines in order to process collected plastic waste into new products.
Friday, 12 June 2020 | Nairobi | UN-Habitat | Doug Ragan | https://iseek.un.org/article/kenya-young-people-mobilize-prevent-spread-covid-19 Youth groups in Mathare, one of Kenya’s largest slums, have banded together to protect their communities from the spread of COVID-19. The facilities they have put up have resulted in over 420,000 handwashes. The residents of Mathare, and the other one billion