Starting with Sanitation: New Approaches to Slum Upgrading in Uganda

30 Sep 2011

  **Cross-posted from the ACTogether Blog** By Skye Dobson & Frederick Mugisha, SDI Secretariat & ACTogether Uganda In Jinja, a municipality in Uganda’s South-East, slum dwellers are setting a precedent...

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Showcase at Ruimsig: Partnerships at Work

26 Sep 2011

**Cross-posted from the South African SDI Alliance Blog** An exhibition will soon open at the Goethe-Institut in Johannesburg, which will showcase the recent, successful partnership between the residents of Ruimsig,...

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South Africa

SDI Invited to Explore Links in Lima, Peru

22 Sep 2011

By Anaclaudia Rossbach (Rede Interecao, Brasil), Celine D´Cruz (SDI Coordinator) and Maria E. Torrico (Red Interaccion, Bolivia) Participants: (i) from Secretariat, Celine D´Cruz; (ii) from Bolivia, Maria Eugenia Torrico and Elizabeth...

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Statement Issued Following Fire in Mukuru Sinai

21 Sep 2011

Slum areas located along the Mukuru pipeline.  For the last week we have been reporting on the events following last Monday's explosion at Mukuru Sinai, one of the largest slums...

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Malawi Federation Launches Mtandire Batik Centre

16 Sep 2011

By Siku Nkhoma, CCODE Malawi In 2006, the Malawi SDI Alliance travelled to South Luangwa, Zambia on an income generation exchange. During their time in Zambia, the Alliance visited a...

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Reflections from Mukuru Sinai: Evictions are not the answer

15 Sep 2011

Map of slums along the Mukuru pipeline. **Cross-posted from Muungano Support Trust blog** By Irene Karanja, Executive Director, Muungano Support Trust, Kenya The more I listen to the voices of...

National Facilitator of the Namibian Federation Awarded UN-Habitat Scroll of ...

14 Sep 2011

SDI, the Namibia Housing Action Group and the Shack Dwellers Federation of Namibia are pleased to share the news that Edith Mbanga, a member of the People Square Saving group...

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Slum Life: Improving Sanitation through Community Action

05 Sep 2011

SDI Chair Sheela Patel pushes for co-production of sanitation solutions by and for urban slum neighborhoods in this podcast from World Water Week. Hundreds of millions of people living in...

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Settlements Under Siege: Securing Rights to the City

02 Sep 2011

By Ariana K. MacPherson and Charlton Ziervogel, SDI Secretariat The machine of urbanization rolls on. Each year thousands upon thousands of individuals make the move away from rural areas to seek...

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