Zimbabwe's Citywide Upgrading Fund

19 Jul 2013

By Noah Schermbrucker, SDI Secretariat One of the major challenges faced by urban poor communities is unlocking finance for their upgrading needs. Formal financial institutions like banks are extremely reticent...

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Photo of the Day | From the Slums of Harare

17 Jul 2013

“If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.”  — Charles Darwin   This quote is cross-posted...

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Photo of the Day

01 Jul 2013

“The Great Ball on which we live. The world is our home. It is also the home of many, many other children, some of whom live in far-away lands. They...

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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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Taking Academia to the Slums: AAPS Attends the 5 Cities Seminar

12 Feb 2013

Langrug informal settlement hosted an SDI-AAPS studio this past year. By Noah Schermbrucker, SDI Secretariat Last week's 5 Cities Seminar focused on building relationships; relationships between urban poor communities and...

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“Learning From Those Who Have Walked the Path”: Sharing Learning from th ...

08 Feb 2013

Community members and government partner from Harare, Zimbabwe talk about their experiences with the 5 Cities Programme.  By Chantal Hildebrand, SDI Secretariat  Following the first two days of site visits...

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Partnering with the City of Cape Town in Mtshini Wam: Day 2 of the 5 Cities ...

07 Feb 2013

Community members showcase model homes in Mtshini Wam.  By Ariana K. MacPherson, SDI Secretariat  The second day of the 5 Cities Seminar kicked off in Mtshini Wam, a settlement of...

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Partnerships through Upgrading: 5 Cities Delegation Visits Langrug Settlement

05 Feb 2013

By Chantal Hildebrand & Ariana K. MacPherson, SDI Secretariat  Today marked the first day of the third 5 Cities Seminar, being held in Cape Town, South Africa from 5 –...

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Beyond Participation: SDI Showcases Partnership Models at AfriCities Conference

16 Jan 2013

SDI delegates take part in a reflection on the Land, Services and Citizenship Project hosted by Cities Alliance at Africities   By George Masimba, Dialogue on Shelter, Zimbabwe  The recent...

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Harare Mayor Celebrates UN Habitat Award with Slum Dwellers

23 Oct 2012

By the Zimbabwe Homeless People's Federation & Dialogue on Shelter Unlike the previous global urban meetings, WUF6 will be remembered with a difference by the Zimbabweans. At this year’s World...

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Announcing the SDI 2011/12 Annual Report

17 Oct 2012

SDI is happy to annouce our 2011/12 Annual Report, a reflection of where SDI has grown to over the past 25 years. This includes a discussion of SDI's practices for...

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SDI at World Urban Forum 6: Making Space for the Urban Poor

01 Oct 2012

By Ariana K. MacPherson, SDI Secretariat In early September a large delegation from SDI attended the World Urban Forum in Naples, Italy. The weeklong event was attended by virtually all...

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