From Mumbai to the World: Building a Slum Dweller Movement

17 Sep 2013

By Jockin Arputham, President, SDI and National Slum Dwellers Federation of India (NSDF) It is sometimes hard to imagine that it is 28 years since the National Slum Dweller Federation of...

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India

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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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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Zimbabwe

Discussing Slum Upgrading Strategies: SDI Attends Habitat III

17 Jan 2013

By Joseph Kimani (Muungano Support Trust, Kenya) and Joseph Muturi (Muungano Wa Wanavijiji, Kenya)  Introduction  Imagine a world without slums. Fine, let's keep it close: imagine the city of Nairobi,...

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Kenya

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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Zimbabwe

Sheela Patel attends IMF AGM in Tokyo

19 Oct 2012

Sheela Patel at the Annual General Meeting of the International Monetary Fund, held in Tokyo last week.  Pictured: Far Right, Sheela Patel (Chair of SDI). Next to her Jim Yong Kim...

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India

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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Zimbabwe

Kenya SDI Affiliate Reports on the World Urban Forum

19 Sep 2012

**Cross-posted from the MuST Kenya blog**  By Irene Karanja, MuST Kenya The World Urban Forum was established by the United Nations to examine one of the most pressing problems facing...

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Kenya

Young Leaders Explore Issues of Youth & Land with GLTN and UN-Habitat

10 Feb 2012

By Sizwe Mxobo, CORC Kholeka Xuza, a community leader from Langrug settlement outside Stellenbosch, and myself, a young professional from Cape Town, South Africa, met at Cape Town International Airport...

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South Africa

New MoU with UCLG-Africa

23 Jun 2011

SDI federations have long understood the strategic importance of brokering partnerships with local government. This stems from the understanding that in order to scale up federation practices, experiences, and learning,...

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Zimbabwe

SDI Makes a Splash at World Urban Forum

23 Mar 2010

By Louise Cobbett, SDI Secretariat  Slum Dwellers International is, by far, the largest delegation at the fifth World Urban Forum, which is being held in the city of Rio de Janeiro,...

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