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(The) Gambia: Brikama Urban Profile
  • (The) Gambia: Brikama Urban Profile
  • United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). August 2011
  • Brikama, The Gambia, is a cosmopolitan city and many economic activities take place in the town; it also serves as the urban center for surrounding communities. Majority of the poor are women and gender disparities in access to livelihood, skills and economic resources are among the fundamental causes of poverty in Brikama. The urban profiling in Brikama consists of an accelerated, action-oriented assessment of urban conditions, focusing on priority needs, capacity gaps, and existing institutional responses at the local and national level.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Environment, Informal settlements, Infrastructure, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Poverty reduction, Urban areas, Water supply

(The) Gambia: National Urban Profile
  • (The) Gambia: National Urban Profile
  • United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). August 2011
  • The purpose of this study is to develop urban poverty reduction policies through an assessment of needs and response mechanisms and as a contribution to the wider-ranging implementation of the Millennium Development Goals. The report consists of: 1) a general background of the urban sector in The Gambia. The background includes data on administration, urban planning, the economy, the informal sector, the private sector, urban poverty, infrastructure, water, sanitation, public transport, street lighting, energy, health, and education; 2) a synthesis of seven...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Environment, Informal settlements, Infrastructure, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Poverty reduction, Sanitation, Urban areas, Water supply

Malawi: Zomba urban profile
  • Malawi: Zomba urban profile
  • United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). July 2011
  • As previous reports from this series, Zomba urban profile presents a general background of the urban sector, a synthetic assessment of eight main thematic areas, including water and sanitation, a SWOT analysis and an outline of priority project proposals for each theme.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Environment, Informal settlements, Infrastructure, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Poverty reduction, Sanitation, Urban areas, Water supply

Malawi: Mzuzu urban profile
  • Malawi: Mzuzu urban profile
  • United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). July 2011
  • Mzuzu city is one of the fastest growing cities in Malawi and is the third largest urban centre after Lilongwe and Blantyre. It is the hub of government administration, business, industry, commerce, and services for the northern region of Malawi. As previous reports from this series, Mzuzu urban profile presents a general background of the urban sector, a synthetic assessment of eight main thematic areas, a SWOT analysis and an outline of priority project proposals for each theme.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Environment, Informal settlements, Infrastructure, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Poverty reduction, Sanitation, Urban areas, Water supply

Malawi: Blantyre urban profile
  • Malawi: Blantyre urban profile
  • United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). July 2011
  • Blantyre city is the oldest urban centre in Malawi. It is the hub for communication, commercial activities and cooperation in Malawi. This report consists of: 1. a general background of the urban sector in Blantyre, based on the findings of the Blantyre City Assessment Report, a desk study, interviews, and a city consultation. The background includes data on administration, urban planning, the economy, the informal and private sector, urban poverty, infrastructure, water, sanitation, public transport, street lighting, energy, health, and education; 2. a synth...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Environment, Informal settlements, Infrastructure, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Poverty reduction, Sanitation, Urban areas, Water supply

Malawi: Lilongwe urban profile
  • Malawi: Lilongwe urban profile
  • United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). July 2011
  • Lilongwe is the fastest growing city in Malawi. This report first presents a general background of the urban sector in Lilongwe. The background includes data on administration, urban planning, the economy, the informal and the private sector, poverty, infrastructure, water, sanitation, public transport, street lighting, energy, health, and education. It then makes a synthetic assessment of eight thematic areas including: governance, local economic development, land, gender, environment, slums and shelter, basic urban services, and waste management in terms of...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Environment, Informal settlements, Infrastructure, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Poverty reduction, Sanitation, Urban areas, Water supply

Global Report on Human Settlements 2011. Cities and climate change: policy directions. Abridged edition

Global Report on Human Settlements 2011. Cities and climate change
  • Global Report on Human Settlements 2011. Cities and climate change
  • United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). May 2011
  • This report reviews the linkages between urbanization and climate change. It illustrates the significant contribution of urban areas to climate change while at the same time highlighting the potentially devastating effects of climate change on urban populations. It reviews policy responses, strategies and practices that are emerging in urban areas to mitigate and adapt to climate change, as well as their potential achievements and constraints. Challenges for water supply and sanitation are described, including an analysis of how climate change may affect sani...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Climate change, Infrastructure, Participation, Resilience, Sanitation, Urban areas, Urbanization, Vulnerability, Vulnerable groups, Water policy, Water supply

Kenya Country Impact Study
  • Kenya Country Impact Study
  • United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). May 2011
  • This document is an internal Kenya country impact study of initiatives supported by UN-HABITAT's Water and Sanitation Trust Fund (WSTF). The impact study reviews WSTF's strategic intentions, examines the Kenya country context and UN-HABITAT's country strategy and undertakes an impact study of specific projects.The projects selected for review were two complimentary projects in Kibera focusing on improving water supply and sanitation services to the urban poor including infrastructure investments, strengthening of governance and community management that can b...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Financing, Informal settlements, Infrastructure, Investments, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Monitoring, Poverty reduction, Sanitation, Urban areas, Water services, Water supply

UN-Habitat Country Activities Report 2011
  • UN-Habitat Country Activities Report 2011
  • United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). April 2011
  • This report presents UN-Habitat's activities at global, inter-regional and national level. The report includes short summaries of each activity, the total project or programme cost, partner institutions, background, objectives, activities and results. Activities and results from water and sanitation programmes are presented, including the following programmes: the Water for Asian Cities Programme, the Mekong Region Water and Sanitation Programme (MEK-WATSAN), the Water and Sanitation for Cities in the Latin American and the Caribbean Regions Programme (WATSAN...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Informal settlements, Participation, Poverty, Sanitation, Urbanization, Utility services, Vulnerable groups, Water supply

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