When most people think about Africa’s cities they name capitals — Nairobi, Addis Ababa, Lilongwe, Kigali and Abuja. There’s good reason. Projections show Africa will have the world’s fastest growing cities over the next 30 years.
Sitting here in Quito at Habitat III it is hard not to be amazed—amazed at the work that is being done and the staggering size of need that still needs to be addressed. Habitat III is about commitments and action.
Residential energy accounts for more than 30 percent of energy use in most countries of Europe and Central Asia. Previous construction and heating methods did not focus on saving energy. As a result, a highly inefficient usage combined with rising prices put heavy burdens on low-income households.
Whirlpool EMEA renews the partnership with Habitat for Humanity. From November 7th to 11th, fifty Whirlpool volunteers will participate in Habitat for Humanity build event in the “Orange Farm” community in Johannesburg, aiming to help vulnerable people in repairing their homes.
A €5.3 million grant from the IKEA Foundation will help families in poor communities in India and Kenya to improve homes through access to small loans and affordable, eco-friendly building materials and services.