Urban Livelihoods in Cape Town

30 Dec 2014

Nandipha & Noziphiwo team up to expand the community garden at the Masiphumelele Soup Kitchen.  -- Introduction A national industry which offers public-sector employment to 50,000 economically disadvantaged beneficiaries should...

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South Africa

A Month with Father Jorge: Reflections on South Africa, Zambia, and Namibia

23 Dec 2014

**Cross-posted from the South African SDI Alliance blog** By Yolande Hendler (on behalf of SA SDI Alliance) Father Jorge is one of the longest-standing friends and a much-valued mentor not...

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Community Data for Change ...

10 Dec 2014

Written by: Centre for Community Organisation and Development (CCODE) and Federation for the Rural and Urban...

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Without Power: Mumbai's Pavement Dwellers

04 Dec 2014

With no electricity, kids study under a street light at night.  **Cross-posted from the SPARC/MM/NSDF blog** If you can read this, you’re not affected. For most urban dwellers electricity is...

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Memoirs of a Ugandan Slum Dweller: Part III ...

28 Feb 2014

**Cross-posted from The Age of Zinc** Age of Zinc is proud to present the third...

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Memoirs of a Ugandan Slum Dweller: Part II

21 Feb 2014

**Cross-posted from The Age of Zinc** I was born in the central part of Uganda in Bweyogerere, which is in Wakiso district outside of Kampala. I grew up in Naguru,...

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Well-Run Cities Are Resilient: The Importance of Responsive Relationships B ...

17 Feb 2014

By Caroline Walker, SDI Secretariat  “Time and again, those who have the least lose the most”[1] Solutions to major challenges that have become exacerbated by climate change are often found...

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Memoirs of a Ugandan Slum Dweller: Part I

13 Feb 2014

**Cross-posted from The Age of Zinc** I never wanted to suffer like my mother had suffered. Life in the slums is hard, especially when your parents are poor. There are...

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Cities Alliance Voices Support for SDI Nobel Peace Prize Nomination

12 Feb 2014

SDI is pleased to share the below letter of support from Billy Cobbett, Director of Cities Alliance, for SDI's nomination for the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize. Included is a link...

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SDI Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

06 Feb 2014

Shelter Norway reports that SDI has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. Below is the full press release in English. **Press release** BEACON OF THE WORLD’S URBAN POOR NOMINATED FOR...

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Better Measures for Urban Quality of Life: The View from Below

03 Feb 2014

**Cross-posted from Development Progress** By Sheela Patel, SDI Secretariat & SPARC India The current debates around the post-Millennium Development Goal development agenda include a vital focus on measuring change and...

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