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.
"Monitoring and reporting on human settlements indicators in Africa and Latin America" is a new project to support UN-Habitat report of the New Urban Agenda (NUA).
The project will be implemented in Botswana, Tunisia, Columbia and Ecuador. The main objective of the project is to support countries to design and implement monitoring tools to improve the availability of and access to data and statistics at city and urban national level in order to measure, monitor and report on the SDG 11 and urban elements of the Goals.
SANSA was invited to the workshop aimed at kick starting the process of monitoring and reporting on Sustainable Development Goal 11 in Gaborone, Botswana on 18 to 20 September 2017.
The role of SANSA in the workshop was to advise on the use of earth observation technologies in reporting of human settlement indicators and to discuss SANSA's contribution towards the project.
More than 40 delegates attended the workshop; including representatives from Botswana Ministry of Infrastructure and Housing Development, Ministry of Finance and development Planning, Statistics Botswana, local authorities, academia, civil society organisations and the private sector.