Welcoming SDI's Board & Director

09 February 2022

SDI is pleased to announce the appointment of the new Board of Directors and Director of the Secretariat: these are two key milestones in the reform and strengthening of SDI’s governance and operational capacity.

The Board of Directors, is chaired by Joseph Muturi, national leader of Muunango wa Wanavijiji, the Kenyan Slum Dweller Federation. The majority of Board members are slum dweller leaders, augmented by independent professionals with expertise in key priority areas. The Board of Directors is comprised of:

The SDI Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Beth Chitekwe-Biti as Director of the SDI Secretariat. In this capacity, Beth will serve as an ex-officio member of the Board of Directors.

Following these critical appointments, the Board of Directors and Secretariat are looking forward to taking decisive steps to re-build and strengthen SDI’s governance, management, and operational systems and structures..

These appointments are a critical milestone in the cultural and organisational transformation the SDI Network has initiated in order to achieve our vision ‘for resilient and inclusive cities that improve the lives of the urban poor’. We are confident that the Board, the Secretariat, and the newly established systems and policies now in place offer the network a clear and steady foundation for the re-building of the organisation and its institutions.

We thank you for your continued support and, as always, welcome any feedback or questions you may have.


Joseph Muturi

Chair of the SDI Board of Directors