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

Indian government bestows its highest award on SDI founders

27 Mar 2011

The national government of India has bestowed its highest civilian honor, the Padma Shri award, on Jockin Arputham, President of SDI and the National Slum Dwellers Federation (NSDF) of India,...

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India

SDI Council affirms program of in situ upgrading, community planning, learning

18 Mar 2011

By Benjamin Bradlow, SDI secretariatSDI renewed its commitment to a program of community-driven slum upgrading, planning, and learning, at the meeting of its slum dweller governing Council. The gathering of...

In Bolivia, residents emerge from the "invisible city"

14 Mar 2011

Editor's note: These stories are taken from the February newsletter of the Bolivian SDI Alliance. All of their newsletters can be found in the original Spanish at the Bolivia country...

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Bolivia

Enumeration as a tool for effective disaster risk reduction

10 Mar 2011

  By Stewart Paul Tolosa Torre, PACSII   cross-posted from the blog of Homeless People's Federation Philippines, Inc. (HPFPI) Western Visayas   The Philippines is particularly at risk to different...

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Philippines

Zimbabwe federation holds forum, Southern African hub meets

28 Feb 2011

By George Masimba, Dialogue on ShelterThe Zimbabwean Alliance hosted the second National Forum whose theme was ‘strengthening our process through savings’. The Forum which was held in the Midlands Province...

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Zimbabwe

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