Diary from Mumbai: Part III

09 Feb 2012

By Ariana K. MacPherson, SDI Secretariat  It is nearing the end of my stay in Mumbai, and I know I am going to miss this city as soon as I...

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India

Diary from Mumbai: Part I

30 Jan 2012

By: Ariana K MacPherson, SDI Secretariat Mumbai has a constant buzz. That is the best way to put it. The city is always moving, coming and going in all directions...

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India

South African SDI Alliance Sets Strategic Goals for 2012

23 Jan 2012

By: Walter Fieuw, CORC  Leaders of the South African SDI Alliance congregated between 16 – 18 January 2012 to follow up on progress made since the strategic meeting held at...

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South Africa

In Uganda, Savings and Upgrading Go Hand-in-Hand

14 Dec 2011

Video source: ICMAvideos  The International City Managemement Association (ICMA) has partnered with Cities Alliance, the Government of Uganda and the Uganda SDI alliance on a project that seeks to transform...

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Uganda

SDI Invited to Explore Links in Lima, Peru

22 Sep 2011

By Anaclaudia Rossbach (Rede Interecao, Brasil), Celine D´Cruz (SDI Coordinator) and Maria E. Torrico (Red Interaccion, Bolivia) Participants: (i) from Secretariat, Celine D´Cruz; (ii) from Bolivia, Maria Eugenia Torrico and Elizabeth...

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Brazil

The Power of an Exchange: Southern African affiliates meet in Namibia

18 Jul 2011

By Ariana K. MacPherson, SDI Secretariat Espina stands. She tells us that she is positive – that she tells women in her community she is not ashamed, and that because she...

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Namibia

Between the “informal” and the “formal”: Slum upgrading in South Africa

28 Jun 2011

  By Benjamin BradlowSDI secretariat Building a bridge between the “informal” and the “formal”: Reflections on slum upgrading in South Africa In January, the South African SDI Alliance affirmed a...

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South Africa

A pledge of renewal in South Africa

24 Jan 2011

                    By Benjamin Bradlow, SDI secretariat Slum dweller community leaders from throughout South Africa made a historic commitment last week to...

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South Africa

"I dreamt of sleeping in a dry house"

03 Jan 2011

                    Cross-posted from the Actogether Uganda blog----By Lutwama Muhammed, Actogether UgandaKatana Goretti , 35, lives about three miles from Kampala City...

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Uganda

A brief introduction to partnership-based upgrading

30 Nov 2010

By Benjamin Bradlow, SDI secretariatThere is not and will never be a one-size-fits-all approach to upgrading informal settlements. Every settlement has its own technical issues such as land ownership, land...

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Housing Construction in Portais, City of Osasco

25 Jun 2010

By Ana Paula Barretto, Interaçao84 families from an informal settlement in the state of Sao Paulo, Brazil, will receive keys to formal houses on 3 July. 18 of those families...

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Brazil

New houses in Chamazi

21 Jun 2010

By Tim Ndezi, CCI TanzaniaA couple of photos from the Chamazi housing project in Tanzania. Through a collaborative process with other actors, the Federation has managed to influence Temeke Municipal...

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Tanzania