The Director General of SESRIC, Amb. Musa Kulaklikaya, paid a courtesy visit to the Executive Director of UN-Habitat, Dr. Joan Clos on 15 December 2015 in Nairobi, Kenya. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between SESRIC and UN-Habitat in 2014 to enhance cooperation in the area of research and capacity building in sustainable urban development.
While noting the importance of joint research and capacity building programmes within the framework of the MoU, Amb. Kulaklikaya further stressed the willingness of SESRIC to contribute to the efforts for sustainable urbanization and new Urban Agenda on the eve of Habitat III, which will be held in Ecuador during 17-20 October 2016. Dr. Klos also expressed the readiness of Habitat in deepening the cooperation between the two institution and suggested several additional areas where two institutions can cooperate, including the City Prosperity Initiative of Habitat.