On the Pavements of Mumbai: Finding Hope & Making Change

26 Nov 2012

Pavement dwellings & daily life in Byculla. By SDI & SPARC  In the past month a major event has come to pass for the women who began this worldwide movement...

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Leadership in Philippines' Urban Areas

23 Nov 2012

By Celine d'Cruz, SDI  Celine d’Cruz describes how strong leadership from the Philippines Homeless People’s Federation is helping the urban poor cope with climatic disasters Main points The author describes...

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Constitutional Court Victory for Displaced Families

22 Nov 2012

**Cross-posted from the SA SDI Alliance Blog** By Sandra van Rensburg (on behalf of CORC and ISN) After more than four months of legal proceedings, the Constitutional Court delivered a...

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South Africa

The Challenges & Potential of Innovative Funding Models

19 Nov 2012

**Cross posted from a live chat on Guardian.co.uk**  Comments by Benjamin Bradlow, SDI  Good afternoon everyone. My name is Ben Bradlow, and I'm working with Shack/Slum Dwellers International (SDI), a...

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UN Habitat & Norwegian Government Visit Mukuru Sinai, Kenya

16 Nov 2012

L-R: Joan Clos (ED UN Habitat), Heikki Holmas (Min. Int'l Dev't, Gov't of Norway), and Robert (Muungano leader) tour the Mukuru Green Fields project. **Cross-posted from the Muungano Support Trust...

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CSO Townhall with Managing Director Christine Lagarde and World Bank Preside ...

13 Nov 2012

    On the global stage SDI works to create a voice for the urban poor. Key global events provide a platform for SDI Slum Dwellers and co-ordinators to stress...

In South Africa, Innovations in Financing Slum Upgrading

02 Nov 2012

An artist’s impression of the devastation of informal spaces under apartheid planning. **Cross-posted from the SA SDI Alliance Blog** By Jhono Bennett and Walter Fieuw, CORC South Africa  Post-apartheid urban...

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South Africa