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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From the Bottom Up: Connecting SDI to Global ...

21 Oct 2013

SDI signs an MOU with Cities Alliance and United Cities & Local Governments of Africa...

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In Malawi, Documenting the Outcomes of a Social Process

16 Oct 2013

By Noah Schermbrucker, SDI Secretariat  SDI reporting procedures need to capture tangible city-changing outputs that flow from community centered processes. While describing the social process is important, mature affiliates need...

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Landlords & Tenants Relationship in Improving Sanitation in Dar es Salaam

11 Oct 2013

By Ariana K. MacPherson, SDI Secretariat & Stella Steven, CCI Tanzania One of the key challenges for improving sanitation in slums is the issue of land, and structure, ownership. During a...

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From Processes to Outcomes: Community-Driven Solutions to Finance, Planning ...

09 Oct 2013

SDI President, Mr. Jockin Arputham (Right), signs MoU with Mr. Conrad Sidego, Mayor of Stellenbosch Municipality, in Langrug settlement, South Africa.  Our network of urban poor federations has, over almost...

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Jay Naidoo Meets with Federations in Johannesburg

09 Oct 2013

By Noah Schermbrucker, SDI Secretariat During the Board of Governors engagements in Johannesburg in August of this year federation leaders had the opportunity to meet Mr. Jay Naidoo, founding General Secretary...

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South Africa

Building Strong Federations through Learning Exchange: Namibia Supports Emer ...

04 Oct 2013

In September 2013 a delegation from the Shack Dwellers Federation of Namibia and their support NGO, the Namibia Housing Action Group, traveled to Angola to link a mapping project being undertaken...

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A People-Centred Approach to Citywide Sanitation

01 Oct 2013

As the global development discourse formulates the post-MDG agenda, sanitation is a core area that demands attention. Having for too long been neglected by governments, as is reflected by sporadic...

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