SDI Joins World Urban Campaign

30 Apr 2013

**Cross-posted from MuST Blog** By Shaddy Mbaka, Muungano Support Trust (Kenya) NAIROBI, 18 APRIL 2013 | SDI has officially joined the World Urban Campaign, a lobby and advocacy platform on sustainable...

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In a Risky Place: Women & Sanitation in Nairobi's Slums

26 Apr 2013

By Ariana K. MacPherson, SDI Secretariat “As women we are in a very, very risky place.”  - Doris Museti, Mukuru Kwa Reuben, Nairobi I arrive in Nairobi on Friday and...

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Using Enumerations for Upgrading: Namibia to Cape Town Learning Exchange

25 Apr 2013

By Namibia Housing Acton Group (NHAG) & Shack Dwellers Federation of Namibia (SDFN) The below report refers to an exchange that took place from 6 - 8 March 2013.  Purpose...

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South Africa

Benson Osumba on Mindset Change Amongst Youth in Africa

19 Apr 2013

This great short film explores the mindset change underway amongst Africa's youth that mirrors SDI's longstanding advocacy of self consciousness, self reliance and co-production. It includes an interview with Benson...

Project Diary: Kalimali Sanitation Unit, Uganda

19 Apr 2013

**Cross posted from the ACTogether Blog** By Fiona Nshemerirwe, ACTogether Uganda Kalimali zone, where the federation’s sanitation unit is located, is one of the five zones in Bwaise III parish in...

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Remembering Benson Osumba, Chairman of the Kenya SDI Alliance

18 Apr 2013

**Cross posted from the Muungano Support Trust blog** “Benson Erick Osumba dedicated his life to work for the community as an enumerator, leader, mentor, mediator and advisor. He had the...

Activating Social & Political Change through Community-Driven Slum Profiling

16 Apr 2013

By Walter Fieuw, CORC, South Africa (on behalf of SDI Secretariat) Community-driven settlement profiling, enumerations, and spatial mapping are practices that federations associated with SDI have developed over two decades....

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South Africa's FEDUP Wins Govan Mbeki Human Settlements Award

15 Apr 2013

**Cross-posted from SA SDI Alliance Blog** By Greg van Rensburg, uTshani Fund, South Africa  Each year government recognises the partnerships with all sectors involved in developing sustainable and integrated human...

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South Africa

Community Forums Take Shape in Khayelitsha, Cape Town

10 Apr 2013

**Cross-posted from the SA SDI Alliance blog* By Nkokeli Ncambele, Informal Settlement Network, Cape Town (edited by Walter Fieuw, CORC) Nkanini is a large section of about ten informal settlements...

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South Africa