Innovations in Affordable Housing: Amui Dzor Housing Project

02 Apr 2012

  By Skye Dobson, SDI Secretariat  As the world becomes increasingly urban, so too does the challenge for adequate and affordable housing.  No where are affordable housing challenges greater than...

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Ghana

Negotiating the Right to Stay: A Community-Led Process in Old Fadama

23 Jan 2012

By: Ariana K. MacPherson, SDI Secretariat  The air in Accra is humid and full of dust. After spending days inside heavily air-conditioned conference centers and nearby hotels, you start to forget...

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Ghana

A Decade of Struggles and Lessons in Old Fadama

08 Nov 2011

By: Farouk Braimah, Executive Director, Peoples Dialogue on Human Settlements, Accra Ghana (rabiu_farouk@hotmail.com) In 2002, the residents of Old Fadama settlement in Accra, Ghana were served an eviction notice. After losing...

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Ghana

Faces of Old Fadama

18 Jul 2011

The 80,000 residents of the Accra informal settlement known as Old Fadama have faced numerous eviction threats over the past decade. But these are the people that live, work, and...

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Ghana

Back to Basics: Expanding Enumeration Processes across SDI

22 Jun 2011

By Mitali AyyangarSPARC India In January, 2011, the Indian Alliance of SPARC, NSDF and Mahila Milan hosted a four day workshop with SDI affiliate members from across Africa and South-East...

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Ghana

Action on the ground: Day 1 at the WUF

22 Mar 2010

By Louise Cobbett and Jack Makau, SDI secretariatThe first day of the World Urban Forum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, began with SDI making a grand – and visual –...

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Ghana

In the news

14 Jan 2010

By Benjamin Bradlow, SDI secretariatBeyond the tragic earthquake in Haiti, we are taking note of a couple of other items of news affecting our partners in various parts of the...