Federation Creates Industry & Employment in Jinja, Uganda

18 Dec 2013

Plans for the Materials Workshop and Training Centre in Jinja, Uganda.  By Ariana K. MacPherson, SDI Secretariat  Major construction is underway in Uganda, a country where youth unemployment sits at...

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Work and Shelter – Two Struggles, One Reality

09 Dec 2013

The struggles of grassroots organizations for livelihoods and shelter have much in common. Organizations explored this common ground at a recent meeting, says Diana Mitlin. Close to a billion people...

Farewell to Nelson Mandela

06 Dec 2013

Nelson Mandela pictured here with Rose Molokoane, national leader of the South African Federation of the Urban Poor.  This week we remember Nelson Mandela for his commitment to the struggle...

Kampala Communities Collect Data to Break City’s Implementation Impasse

29 Nov 2013

Photo: On the left, the site of an eviction in Kisenyi, Kampala, contrasted with congested living conditions in Kisenyi on the right.  - By Skye Dobson, ACTogether Uganda Images of...

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VOICES: Women & Sanitation in Nairobi's Slums

22 Nov 2013

Back in April, we posted an article about women and sanitation in Nairobi's slums. ("In A Risky Place: Women & Sanitation in Nairobi's Slums" ). Recently, we revisited the audio...

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Community-Driven Solutions to Climate Change

11 Nov 2013

Edith Samia of the National Slum Dwellers Federation of Uganda being interviewed at the Local Climate Solutions for Africa (LOCS) conference.  By Mara Forbes, SDI Secretariat  “Climate change is improving...

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We Count: Settlement Profiling in Nairobi, Kenya

08 Nov 2013

**Cross-posted from the Muungano Support Trust blog** By Shadrack Mbaka, Muungano Support Trust (Kenya) According to the English dictionary, the word eviction is the removal of a tenant from possession of...

Southern African Regional Hub Meeting

05 Nov 2013

In July 2013 the Southern Africa Regional Hub - consisting of the SDI-affiliated urban poor federations from South Africa, Malawi, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Angola, Namibia, and Botswana - met in...

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The Formal Politics of Informal Projects: Part II

01 Nov 2013

**For part I of this story, click here.** By Fariria Shumba (Peoples Process on Housing and Poverty- Zambia) & Noah Schermbrucker, SDI Secretariat In September of this year delegations from...

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Making Counting Count: Slum Profiling and Enumerations

31 Oct 2013

UN-HABITAT estimates that by the year 2020 the number of people living in slums will reach approximately 1.5 billion.  That is an increase of over 300 million people over the...

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From 'My Slum' to 'My City' : Action Steps towards Global Slum Profiling

28 Oct 2013

By Anni Beukes, SDI Secretariat “We are able to appreciate that we need to have a more holistic view of the cities where we are working” (Frederick Mugisa, Uganda, SDI...

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The Formal Politics of Informal Projects: Part I

24 Oct 2013

Sanitation facility under construction by Nkana Water & Sewerage utility in Kamatipa, Kitwe, Zambia.  By Fariria Shumba, Peoples Process on Housing & Poverty, Zambia and Noah Schermbrucker, SDI Secretariat  This...

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