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Welcome to ROAAS - Regional Office for Africa and Arab States


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ROAAS supports the Africa and Arab States region in implementing The Habitat Agenda, emphasing its two main themes: "Adequate shelter for all" and "Sustainable urban development".

Its mission is to promote the The Habitat Agenda at the regional level through the implementation of the two Global Campaigns on Secure Tenure and Urban Governance.

ROAAS provides country and city partners with policy options, technical expertise, information management and project implementation capabilities.

ROAAS contributes to the strengthening of the normative capacity of the Centre and its visibility at the regional level.

Social, cultural and gender issues are carefully considered in all ROAAS's projects and programmes.

The Regional Office provides technical support in response to local demand and, helps to build knowledge in the field of Human Settlements through the exchange of experience within the region.

ROAASs approach is to develop institutional capacity in Africa and the Arab States through advocacy, fostering and expanding partnership, institutional development and training and demonstration of operational activities.

ROAAS facilitates a process of urban development and management through updated sustainable methodologies.

ROAASs strategies focus on the Habitats new priorities which consist of undertaking normative activities at the regional, national and local level through providing substantive input and mobilising additional resources, while continuing to develop operational activities.

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ROAAS, UN-HABITAT, P.O. Box 30030, Nairobi, Kenya
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