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The Shack Dwellers Federation of Namibia (SDFN) is affiliated to the Shack/Slum Dwellers

International (SDI). Within the 32 SDI Affiliates across Africa, Asia and Latin America, there are

currently 12 “mature” federations within the SDI network – Namibia is one of them. The definition

of a “mature” federation is any federation that has achieved national or citywide scale and has

worked with governments to secure and develop land for the urban poor. As the first groups

started in 1987 to organise themselves on the principle of the Saamstaan movement (Standing

Together), Namibia has the longest history in Africa of organising the urban poor. The country

also experiences a very high proportion of members, considering that it is amongst the smallest

populated countries in Africa.

2021-2022 SDFN & NHG Annual Report