Parween Rehman's Revolutionary Resolve

25 Mar 2013

< **Cross-posted from The News International** By Rabia Ezdi  "Rahman had a capacity to pick up on the potential of people, and believe in them until they had no choice...

SDI Mourns Colleague & Mentor Parween Rehman

15 Mar 2013

SDI was deeply shocked to learn of the murder of colleague and mentor Parween Rehman, director of the Orangi PIlot Project in Karachi Pakistan, in what appeared to be a...

Turning Waste into Profit: Ghana Visits Cape Town's Recycling Programme

12 Mar 2013

By Chantal Hildebrand, SDI Secretariat  As part of their initiatives to improve the sanitation situation in the slums of Accra, Ghana, a delegation of four members of the Ghana Federation...

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South Africa

In Tanzania, Scaling Up Sanitation for the Urban Poor

07 Mar 2013

By Noah Schermbrucker, SDI Secretariat The improvement of sanitation in urban informal settlements in Africa is one of the key upgrading strategies that can make a tangible difference in poor...

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New Affiliate in Burkina Faso Inspired by Visit to Ghana

07 Mar 2013

  Part I: A Testimony From Ouagadougou  By Kotimi Kéré, resident of spontaneous zone “Taabtenga” in Ouagadougou (translation by Chantal Hildebrand, SDI Secretariat) Photo above: Kotimi Kéré, adjoining treasurer of...

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Burkina Faso

In Uganda, Partnerships for Upgrading Make Change on the Ground

06 Mar 2013

by Hellen Nyamweru, ACTogether Uganda  The partnership between the Federation and local government in Arua municipality has emerged exemplary in the first phase of TSUPU. This is thanks largely to...

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“Green Shack” Features Community-based Planning at Design Indaba 2013

04 Mar 2013

**Cross-posted from the SA SDI Alliance blog**  By Walter Fieuw, CORC South Africa  In 2012 the community of Mshini Wam initiated an innovative approach to the in-situ upgrading of their dense informal...

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South Africa