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Gender-Responsive Development, Habitat III, Safe Cities

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 change,” and are highlighted in the recent Action Framework for the Implementation of the New Urban Agenda (AFINUA) as one of five essential elements to propel NUA implementation at the country level.

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2030 Agenda, Africa, Habitat III, Leadership

In order to better document grassroots women’s leadership in solving issues in their informal settlements, and to understand their priorities in relation to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a team led by Lene Egeli, Global Organizer for Huairou, conducted focus group discussions in two of the biggest slum settlements in Nairobi: Kibera and Mathare.

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2030 Agenda, Africa, General Assembly of Partners, Habitat III, Safe Cities

Emerging from the Africa Regional Meeting as a strong team, the Huairou delegation entered the twenty-sixth session of the UN-Habitat Governing Council (GC26, held 8-12 May 2017) in full force. In the open hallways of the beautiful United Nations Offices in Nairobi, grassroots women leaders from across the region interfaced with diplomats and policymakers with a mission to ensure the urban agency retains and expands its focus on gender and women’s empowerment.

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