Conference on Promoting Green Building Rating in Africa Report
by: United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT)
The present document represents the Proceedings of a Conference on Promoting Green
Building Rating in Africa, held at the United Nations compound in Nairobi, Kenya on 4-6
May 2010, and the Background Paper developed for that Conference. UN-Habitat organised the Conference on Promoting Green Building Rating in Africa as part of its Cities and Climate Change Initiative (CCCI). The Conference attracted more than 50 participants, plus a number of additional speakers, who represented 19 countries in Africa and several countries from outside the region. The participants were private professionals and public officials representing all aspects of the building and construction industry.
The objectives of the Conference were to help participants (1) make commitments, and develop the elements of strategies and roadmaps, for promoting green building and green building rating in participants? countries or sub-regions in Africa, (2) develop the outline for a proposed Africa-wide Network, in order to facilitate ongoing communications and exchanges between champions of green building in different parts of Africa and (3) provide recommendations to UN-Habitat and its partners and counterparts regarding future support to green building rating in Africa. The Proceedings of this Conference, as well as the Background Paper presented at this meeting, the programme and the list of participants, are included in the report downloadable here.