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The Huairou Commission empowers grassroots women’s leadership in the development of resilient communities through global and local initiatives.

Invest in Local Leadership

We provide facilitation and training for local grassroots women to emerge as powerful international leaders.

Develop Resilient Communities

We provide support and microfunding for resilience-focused community development work globally.

Grow the Global Network

The Huairou Global Network connects grassroots women and grassroots organizations internationally.

Engender Policy & Implementation

We introduce a woman’s perspective to public policy internationally and work to implement change locally.



2030 Agenda

Community Practitioners Take the Stage at the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction

July 5, 2017

Delegates of the Community Practitioners’ Platform – a networking and partnership mechanism promoted by the Huairou Commission and GROOTS Internationa...

Gender-Responsive Development

Paris Expert Meeting on Engendering National Urban Policies

June 6, 2017

National Urban Policies have become something of a hot topic in urban development: they are identified in the New Urban Agenda (NUA) as “drivers of ch...

2030 Agenda

Focus Group Discussions with Community Leaders in Nairobi Slums

June 6, 2017

In order to better document grassroots women’s leadership in solving issues in their informal settlements, and to understand their priorities in relat...

2030 Agenda

Huairou and the Urban Agenda at the 26th Governing Council

June 6, 2017

Emerging from the Africa Regional Meeting as a strong team, the Huairou delegation entered the twenty-sixth session of the UN-Habitat Governing Counci...

2030 Agenda

Africa Regional Transition Meeting

June 6, 2017

Huairou hosted an Africa Regional Transition Meeting in Nairobi, Kenya on 5-6 May 2017, to begin visualizing a structured regional platform and to cap...

2030 Agenda

Trainer of Trainers Workshop on Gender-Responsive Land Tools

May 1, 2017

Hosted by Uganda Community Based Association for Child Welfare (UCOBAC) in partnership with the UN-Habitat Global Land Tool Network (GLTN) and the Hua...


Huairou Commission is ready to engender New Urban Agenda
implementation. See us in action at the UN-Habitat Governing Council.

May 8 – 12, 2017  |  Nairobi, Kenya

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