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UN-Habitat

UN-Habitat is the United Nations programme working towards a better urban future.


Its mission is to promote socially and environmentally sustainable human settlements development and the achievement of adequate shelter for all. Cities are facing unprecedented demographic, environmental, economic, social and spatial challenges. There has been a phenomenal shift towards urbanization, with 6 out of every 10 people in the world expected to reside in urban areas by 2030. Over 90 per cent of this growth will take place in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean. In the absence of effective urban planning, the consequences of this rapid urbanization will be dramatic. In many places around the world, the effects can already be felt: lack of proper housing and growth of slums, inadequate and out-dated infrastructure – be it roads, public transport, water, sanitation, or electricity – escalating poverty and unemployment, safety and crime problems, pollution and health issues, as well as poorly managed natural or man-made disasters and other catastrophes due to the effects of climate change. Mindsets, policies, and approaches towards urbanization need to change in order for the growth of cities and urban areas to be turned into opportunities that will leave nobody behind. UN-Habitat, the United Nations programme for human settlements, is at the helm of that change, assuming a natural leadership and catalytic role in urban matters. Mandated by the UN General Assembly in 1978 to address the issues of urban growth, it is a knowledgeable institution on urban development processes, and understands the aspirations of cities and their residents. For close to forty years, UN-Habitat has been working in human settlements throughout the world, focusing on building a brighter future for villages, towns, and cities of all sizes. Because of these four decades of extensive experience, from the highest levels of policy to a range of specific technical issues, UN-Habitat has gained a unique and a universally acknowledged expertise in all things urban. This has placed UN-Habitat in the best position to provide answers and achievable solutions to the current challenges faced by our cities. UN-Habitat is capitalizing on its experience and position to work with partners in order to formulate the urban vision of tomorrow. It works to ensure that cities become inclusive and affordable drivers of economic growth and social development.

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Il s'agira de (i) promouvoir les bonnes pratiques et les outils efficients de gouvernance participative du foncier rural; (ii) consolider la participation citoyenne pour veiller à l'application des textes législatifs et réglementaires et au respect du droit d'accés à l'information foncière en faveur des femmes et des jeunes; (iii) promouvoir le dilogue entre l'état et les acteurs communautaires dans le cadre de la réforme foncière.

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L'objectif global de l'action est de garantir et de sécuriser les droits de propriété foncières pour promouvoir les investissements publics et privés, favoriser le développement des activités de production et améliorer le climat social.2.2 Objectifs particuliersL'objectif particulier est de faire une évaluation consensuelle du statut de la gouvernance foncière, didentifier les principaux problèmes de la gestion foncière aux niveaux localrégional et national, , tant en milieu urbain que rura

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A $162,000 Bilateral grant from Germany-GIZ-Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH to ICARDA for Reversing Land Degradation in Africa through Scaling-up EverGreen Agriculture - Component 1 Economics of Land Degradation - EGA/ELD

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