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From Recovery to Resilience: this piece highlights how federations of the urban poor across the world have been supporting their communities and working with local governments and stakeholders to implement effective, scalable solutions to the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic in informal settlements. Through a partnership supported by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), Cities Alliance, and Slum Dwellers International (SDI) were able to channel much-needed resources to organised communities of the urban poor in 17 countries across Africa, Asia, and Latin America to facilitate these processes. The examples included in this publication highlight how urban poor federations have the information, knowledge, and skills to work with government and other stakeholders to implement effective, scalable solutions to chronic and acute urban challenges. Click here to view the publication. 

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Published in December 1997, this important document outlines years of experience in the sanitation sector for one of SDI's oldest affiliates to whom much is owed in the way of learning on how to provide affordable and accessible sanitation options to urban poor communities.

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This report serves as the close-out report for SDI’s Basket Fund-supported implementation of the SDI Strategic Plan 2013-2017. The Basket Fund represents a commitment from SDI’s partners to join a global network of slum dweller organizations in their long-term struggle to combat poverty and exclusion in cities.

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A petition requesting the government of Kenya to stop the forced evictions against the urban poor and to resettle them within the framework of the government's Agenda 4 Program.

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This booklet shares the story of Ruo Emoh (Our Home, spelt backwards) - a housing project through which 49 families have moved into homes on a well-located piece of infill land in Colorado Park in Mitchells Plain, Cape Town. Community organising and planning for Ruo Emoh started in 1997 and continued over twenty years. Administrative and political regulations and obstacles, as well as neighbouring ratepayers’ interventions, repeatedly delayed the project. Nevertheless, the community’s persistence eventually paid off. The housing project was completed and Ruo Emoh’s 49 families moved into their new homes on December 22nd, 2017.

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