Vicar Hope: Abia to Host Urban Thinkers Campus (UTC)

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Vicar Hope Foundation, a Humanitarian organization founded by the wife of Abia state Governor, Mrs Nkechi Ikpeazu, participated in the just concluded UN General Assembly high level (UN habitat) meeting where Abia State was selected as one of the states to host the Urban Thinkers Campus (UTC).

Vicar Hope Foundation amongst other objectives, was established to assist the physically challenged, vulnerable, and the socio-economically underprivileged as well as impart skills that would make them self reliant.

Since establishment, the Abia First lady, Mrs Ikpeazu has continued to show interest in providing care and support to Abians, especially those at rural areas and slums within our cities.

With her zeal on fire, she paid attention to the outcomes of the UN General Assembly on 21st of October 2015 in Quito, and the expected governmental and non-governmental responses towards implementing the New Urban Agenda.

The New Urban Agenda was basically about setting new global standard for sustainable urban development, which geared towards helping societies rethink how to plan, manage and live in cities.

Her desire to achieve progress led her yet again with Vicar Hope Foundation as her platform, to partner with Dr. Uchenna Onyeizu of the office of Abia state governor on Environment and Climate Change.

The objectives of this project is centered on 3 components

(a) Infrastructure 
(b) Human capital 
(c) Human rights.

Other areas of focus will include :
*Essential access to formal Employment. 
*Access to high level of education and many more.

Hosting UTC provides an opportunity to drive down the habitation challenges and housing needs of Abians and also clamour for supports in other areas at the global level.

To further emphasize UN's commitment to the aforementioned goals, the President of UN General Assembly convenes a 2 day high level meeting of the general assembly on the 5th and 6th of September, 2017.

This meeting will highlight success stories in relation to the implementation of UN's "New Urban Agenda".

Vicar Hope foundation's engagement with the UN habitat led to inviting Vicar Hope staff and other government officials to the ongoing high level meeting on New Urban Agenda in New York at the instance of the President of the 71st session of the Assembly.

 

 


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