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On 8th November 2013, the Directorate of Urban Development, Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development in collaboration with partners: the Embassy of Sweden in Nairobi, UNHABITAT, National Construction Authority, the Technical University of Kenya and the Civil Society Urban Development Programme (CSUDP)

Thu, 2013-11-14 11:46

The GLTN Partners meeting is taking place this week at The Hague, the Netherlands

Mon, 2013-11-11 17:17

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Wed, 2013-11-06 15:20

The informal sector has wide presence in most developing countries. In many cases it arises from the failure of the formal economy, both public and private, to absorb the growing numbers of jobseekers eventually leading to the informal sector stepping in to fill the gap.

Wed, 2013-11-06 13:52

From our Blog

Well, sweet is the fragrance of successful completion. Community proposals feedback marked completion of Kitui Learning Studio, laying solid foundations to pave way for community-driven implementation phase. Whilst the conventional planning processes are characterized by vertical hierarchical exchange of ideas and engagement in plan decision making, the Kitui Learning studio was anchored on integration and inclusivity:

It is well known and understood that public transport in Nairobi is accompanied by the struggles of traffic jam and misbehaviour by public service drivers. Just recently at the beginning of March, the long rain season began earnestly.

Service provision in majority of Kenya’s informal settlements is predominantly controlled by Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO’s) and cartels. This phenomenon is prompted by government’s reluctance to provide services in informal settlements owing to their informal nature.

Land tenure is among the key elements that define slum settlements. The lack of tenure security limits both private and public investments in settlements translating to slum conditions. The form of land tenure also has implications on which settlements get upgraded whether by government, communities or other partners.