The NHC is a government controlled corporation (Ministry of Lands, Housing and Settlements Development) with the mission to provide and facilitate the provision of quality housing and other buildings for use by the general public while operating on sound commercial principles. [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]
HFH Kenya is a non-profit, non-governmental Christian housing organization dedicated to the elimination of poverty housing. HFH Kenya has been working in Kenya since 1982 and has since then helped over 4500 families organized in over 100 community groups to construct simple, decent and affordable houses through provision of the loan capital needed for housing construction. ... [according to site editor's information]
The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-HABITAT, is the United Nations agency for human settlements. It is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all. The main documents outlining the mandate of the organization are the Vancouver Declaration on Human Settlements, Habitat Agenda, Istanbul Declaration on Human Settlements, the Declaration on Cities and Other Human Settlements in the New Millennium, and Resolution 56/206.
The agency's budget comes from four main sources - the vast majority in the form of contributions from multilateral and bilateral partners for technical cooperation. The agency also receives earmarked contributions from governments and other partners, including local authorities and foundations, and around 5 per cent from the regular UN budget. ... [according to site editor's information]
NHE is a state owned enterprise with the mandate to act as a lending institution as well as a developer in the field of low income housing. Its mission is defined as to provide and finance "affordable, quality and adequate housing thereby contributing to Namibia's socio-economic development and creating a stable, progressive human habitat." ... [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]
A special issue on social movements in Agrica of the German journal sul serio in cooperation with "Ouagadougou Sans Papiers" on the occasion of the World Social Forum in Nairobi 2007. [editors ilissAfrica]
Mauritius Housing Company Ltd emanates from the former Mauritius Housing Corporation, a para-statal body. MHC Ltd is the only finance institution in Mauritius and Rodrigues that offers a variety of solutions with respect to the promotion of home ownership. Indeed, besides housing loans, MHC Ltd provides architectural, technical, legal, insurance services as well as deposit taking and saving schemes. ... [according to site editor's information]
IIED is an independent, non-profit organization promoting sustainable patterns of world development through collaborative research, policy studies, networking and knowledge dissemination. The IIED works to address global issues such as mining, the paper industry and food systems.
IIED acts as a catalyst, broker and facilitator and helps vulnerable groups find their voice and ensure their interests are heard in decision-making. Environmental sustainability is a core concern but not at the expense of people's livelihoods.
IIED focuses on five big issues: Climate Change, Governance, Human Settlements, Natural Resources and Sustainable Markets. ... [according to site editor's information]
This searchable database contains over 3,800 proven solutions from more than 140 countries to the common social, economic and environmental problems of an urbanizing world. It demonstrates the practical ways in which public, private and civil society sectors are working together to improve governance, eradicate poverty, provide access to shelter, land and basic services, protect the environment and support economic development. ... [according to site editor's information]
UNDP links global and national efforts to achieve the Millennium goals, aims and helps host countries to find solutions to global and national development challenges. Main areas of activity are:
- governance and gender mainstreaming
- Poverty reduction
- HIV/AIDS mainstreaming
- Environment and climate change
Through the Resident Co-ordinator System UNDP plays a significant co-ordination role for the UN's activities in the field of development. ... [Redaktion ilissAfrica]