UN-Habitat will host the premier of Urban Nights, a World Habitat Day celebration on 5 October 2015 at Pawa 254 in Nairobi. Urban Nights is an idea for an outdoor film screening in the style format of screen on the green. This concept was selected to highlight the theme of World Habitat Day - Public Spaces for All, and as an example of how citizens can utilize existing public spaces, increasing social cohesion. Urban Nights will consist of at least five film screening sessions running in different locations in Nairobi throughout the month of October. The premier event will also feature a Panel Discussion, with representatives from UN-Habitat, UN Women, Nairobi City County Government, media and the private sector. The main partners in this initiative include: FilmAid, Slum Film Festival, Udada Festival, UN Women Kenya and Urban Bites. For more information please visit the Urban Nights web page.
Sinini Tree and Coffee Nursery Women Group in Bungoma will celebrate World Habitat Day on 5 October in Chwele. The event aims at raising awareness of poverty eradication in urban centers, encouraging participation in slum upgrading awareness and sponsoring projects that create public spaces in the urban center of Chwele.
The County Youth Development Foundation will celebrate World Habitat Day on 24 October 2015 at Kihara Primary School in Kiambu County. Planned activities include tree planting; a rally event dubbed ‘the town we want’ in Kihara; a dialogue and discussions with the Kenya Power Lightening Company (KPLC) for installation of street lights; invitation to the county government to ensure the Gachie market is always clean and maintained; involvement of primary groups training and activities to sensitize schools on the need for access to public spaces to all. Also invited to participate is the Kisii University Nairobi Campus.