What is incrementalism?

21 May 2010

Pictured above: Residents of the Kambimoto incremental housing development in Huruma, a slum area in Nairobi, Kenya.By Benjamin Bradlow, SDI secretariatTop-down strategies for "eradicating slums" are seemingly always in vogue....

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Kenya

Keeping Mbale clean

20 May 2010

By Lutwama Muhammed, ACTogether UgandaSavings schemes in Mbale, Uganda, were first established earlier this year. Earlier this month, the Federation decided that it would be important to sensitize informal settlement...

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Uganda

"Governments survive on the Urban Poor majority"

25 Mar 2010

By Louise Cobbett, SDI secretariatOn the final day of discussions at the World Urban Forum, SDI hosted its second networking session entitled People's Organization and the Struggle for the Inclusive...

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Zimbabwe

Mukuru and Huruma: A study in contrasts

25 Mar 2010

pictured above: Mukuru residents examine the new eviction order from Kenya Railways Corporation.By Benjamin Bradlow, SDI secretariatAs I have already discussed earlier this week, enumerations create enough anxiety due to...

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Kenya

Rebuilding an urban poor fund

15 Feb 2010

By Benjamin Bradlow, SDI secretariatOne of the key challenges of urban poverty is to find people-driven solutions to housing finance. An innovation of many federations in the SDI network has...

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Zimbabwe

People-driven development in Uganda

01 Feb 2010

pictured above: SDI deputy president Rose Molokoane and Michael Werikhe, Ugandan minister of Housing, Land, and Urban Development, at a meeting of SDI delegates and Ugandan officials in Mumbai, India,...

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Uganda

Zimbabwe fed builds on housing convention gains

04 Jan 2010

By Benjamin Bradlow, SDI secretariatThe Zimbabwean Homeless People's Federation put on a real show at October's National Housing Convention in Victoria Falls with an eye-catching double-storey housing model, and song...

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Zimbabwe

Women Savers Meet in Bolivia

10 Dec 2009

By Benjamin Bradlow, SDI Secretariat Part I -- Bolivia: New Freedoms in the Home of the Bolivarian Dream Though named after the liberator of much of South America, Simón Bolivar, many...

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Bolivia