Gestion environnementale en milieu urbain : Les députés autorisent un accord de financement de 27 mi...mediaterre.org | 23 Nov 2011
Les députés de l'Assemblée Nationale du Bénin, ont ratifié le vendredi 11 novembre dernier, un accord de financement de plus de 27 milliards de francs CFA pour l'exécution d'un projet relatif à la gestion environnementale en milieu urbain. Il s'agit du projet d'urgence de gestion environnementale en milieu urbain (Pugemu), qui permettra, désormais au Bénin de faire face aux inondations et catastrophes naturelles qui menacent l'environnement urbain.
Changements climatiques au Bénin: Un projet de renforcement de capacités voit le jourmediaterre.org | 23 Nov 2011
Un Projet pilote de renforcement des ressources humaines, de l'apprentissage et du développement des compétences a été initié le jeudi 10 novembre 2011 par le Ministère de l'Environnement, de l'Habitat et de l'Urbanisme (MEHU). Destiné à faire face aux changements climatiques, le nouveau projet d'une durée de 18 mois, permettra aux cadres du Bénin, de se préparer à l'adaptation aux changements climatiques.
AFRICA: Wanted: Greener Citiesips.org | 18 Nov 2011
By Kristin Palitza CAPE TOWN, Nov 18 (IPS) – In Africa, where urbanisation will be one of the major developments over the next few decades, it will be key for cities to figure out how to handle rapid urban expansion and much-needed economic growth, while creating more environmentally-friendly cities and reducing their carbon footprint at the same time.
Rains leave Mombasa homes, roads floodednairobistar.com | 04 May 2011
A heavy downpour in Mombasa town and its environs has displaced hundreds of people and rendered many roads impassable. Residents had to evacuate flooded homes yesterday morning after the rains that started on Sunday night. Admininstration police officers reported homes in Likoni had to be evacuated...
No end to rubbish strikeBuaNews | 12 Apr 2011
Pretoria - The City of Johannesburg says it is disappointed with the outcome of the consultation meeting with unions on Monday aimed at ending the strike by refuse workers. The city's spokesperson Gabu Tugwana said management had hoped the strike would have been resolved so that SA Municipal...
FCT dump sites worrisomeVanguard | 30 Mar 2011
ABUJA-The Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja, a few years ago is not a place to easily sight refuse dumps by the road side due to its nature as a preferred destination for meetings, world conferences, business and political events that attract people from within and outside Nigeria, but in the last few years things have changed.
Africa: Fast Pace of African Urbanization Affecting Water Supplies and SanitationAllAfrica.com | 24 Mar 2011
Rapid urbanization over the last five decades is changing Africa's landscape and also generating formidable challenges for supplies of water and sanitation services, says a new UN report. According to the Rapid Response Assessment by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and UN-Habitat, urban centers in Africa are growing at a faster rate than anywhere else in the world.
Africa: After DFID Review: Nairobi-Based UN-HABITAT's Fortunes to DeclineAllAfrica.com | 22 Mar 2011
The fortunes of the Nairobi-based United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) could change drastically in the wake of a damning report by the UK's Department of International Development (DFID) that suggests that the organisation is riddled with irregularities.
Africa: U.N. Water Conference Focuses on CitiesAllAfrica.com | 22 Mar 2011
Cape Town — As a U.N. conference on water opens in South Africa today, the country's Council for Scientific and Industrial Research has repeated warnings that the country faces a water supply crisis. Experts attending the three-day conference will consider the challenges posed by growing demands, migration and water resources potentially limited by careless use and climate change.
'Slum Survivors' inspires and upliftsIRIN News | 18 Mar 2011
In September 2007, IRIN released its award-winning film Slum Survivors, a 45-minute documentary about five people living in the Kenyan slum of Kibera. Slum Survivors has since become one of our most acclaimed and widely watched films and provides concrete proof that IRIN films change lives.
KENYA: Community Turns Garbage Into Energy SourceInter Press Service | 16 Mar 2011
A community-based organisation in the Kenyan slum area of Kibera set out to clean up garbage and deal with waste water; Ushiriki Wa Safi ended up creating a community cooker that turns waste into an energy source.
International Medical Corps Teams in Libya and Tunisia Find Most Urgent Needs Include Qualified Nurs...feedproxy.google.com | 10 Mar 2011
International Medical Corps' emergency response teams in eastern Libya and at the border in Tunisia are conducting ongoing assessments of health needs and providing critical medical supplies. The teams have found that a shortage of nurses is a key concern in eastern Libya, and water/sanitation/hygiene services and psychosocial support are needed in camps on the Libya-Tunisia border.
ECONOMY: Same Old System Can Only Produce New Crisisips.org | 07 Feb 2011
The world is in financial crisis thanks to the reckless behaviour of bankers, say campaigners, yet ordinary people are picking up the tab. Debt activists fear the recession will provide cover for a fresh round of toxic debt to countries in the South. Nick Dearden, director of the Jubilee Debt...
'I don't want to die' in South Africa floodsBBC World Service | 31 Jan 2011
A thick stench fills the air, there is no proper sewage system in the South African township of Themba Khoza - heavy floods have destroyed all the make-shift drains and bacteria infected water is flowing through the tiny pathways between the shacks. Residents of the informal settlement north of Johannesburg are bracing themselves for more floods.
KENYA: Excreta management a nuisanceAfrica News | 27 Jan 2011
Issa Ahmed, a resident of a township located in Wajir of north-eastern Kenya is going through some disquiet. He covers his nostrils with his palm as he dashes out of his home. He murmurs words that one could hardly decipher. The village has not known a contented stay during the day or a blissful sleep at night; and it is all about the pungent smell.
Africa: Stanford University to Explore Entrepreneurship and Development in ContinentAllAfrica.com | 13 Jan 2011
On Saturday, January 29th, Stanford University will host its fifth annual Stanford Africa Forum. This year the conference will explore Entrepreneurship and Development in Africa. The topic of entrepreneurship is particularly relevant to Africa. In recent years, there has been a lot of discussion in the development community that socioeconomic advancement is better achieved through business (entrepreneurship and social enterprise) than through traditional aid.
KENYA: Mapping Kibera to improve living conditionsIRIN News | 07 Jan 2011
It is one of the most densely populated districts of Kenyas capital and one of the most researched urban areas in Africa. Hundreds, if not thousands, of NGOs work there, serving a community estimated to number anywhere between 100,000 and a million. Yet, until recently, the sprawling slum of Kibera barely featured on any detailed maps.