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08 Aug 2018 description

Climate and disaster resilience planning of vulnerable settlements in Laos PDR funded through the Adaptation Fund

Following a two year process,
UN-Habitat was accredited to the Adaptation Fund in August 2015. It has since successfully submitted a concept note entitled, “Enhancing the climate and disaster resilience of the most vulnerable rural and emerging urban human settlements in Lao PDR”.

10 Nov 2017 description

Madrid 9 November 2017—In the framework of the joint initiative between the European Commission, UNISDR and UN-Habitat, ‘Making Cities More Sustainable and Resilient’, UN-Habitat has initiated a series of training sessions for technicians from the cities of Asunción (Paraguay) and Maputo (Mozambique).

Asunción and Maputo are two of the pilot cities already implementing UN-Habitat’s City Resilience Profiling Tool, with Port Vila and Dakar set to receive the training in the future as part of the Tool’s implementation.

31 Oct 2017 description

Myanmar is Better Equipped to Address Climate Change, Including in Cities

31 May 2017 description

Adaptation Planning in the City of Honiara, Solomon Islands

For half a decade UN-Habitat, through its Cities and Climate Change Initiative and Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme, has assisted the urban areas, both formal and informal, of the City of Honiara in the Solomon Islands with adaptation planning. Assistance began in 2012 with a participatory analysis of vulnerability and adaptive capacity.

19 Dec 2014 description

Lilongwe, 18 December 2014 – A new regional centre for southern Africa will help develop resilience action plans, vulnerability mapping and disaster risk reduction as well as climate change adaptation planning. The Technical Centre for Risk Reduction Management, Sustainability and Urban Resilience in southern Africa (DiMSUR) was officially established in Lilongwe, Malawi, earlier this month.

15 Jun 2013 description

A new Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) Technical Centre for Southern Africa, called DIMSUR was launched early this month in Maputo attended by high level government officials from Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique and the Union of Comoros.

02 Jun 2011 description

These briefs have been elaborated in the framework of the collaboration of FAO and UN-HABITAT, as part of the Natural Disasters Initiatives under the Inter-Agency Standing Committee for Humanitarian Assistance work. Their objective is to raise awareness of key government and humanitarian actors on the importance of addressing land tenure issues in natural disasters. Each country brief conveys information allowing to better understand the key role of secure land tenure and access when dealing with natural disasters vulnerability of the poor, women and men.

20 Mar 2007 description

Maputo, Mozambique. A high level team from UN-HABITAT headquarters last week visited Mozambique to review the agency's programmes in that country. They also met former President Joachim Chissano, who last year was appointed UN-HABITAT Youth Ambassador as part of the Global Partnership Initiative for Urban Youth Development in Africa.

The mission, led by Mr. Daniel Biau, the Director of UN-HABITAT's Regional Technical Cooperation Division, also held talks with the Minister of Housing and Public Works, Mr. Felicio Pedro Zacarias, Mr.

23 Mar 2006 description

Mexico City, 23 March 2006 - UN-HABITAT and the African Development Bank (ADB) have signed a landmark Memorandum of Understanding to improve urban water and sanitation in African cities in coming years with Bank funding worth 500 million US dollars.