One of the greatest challenges of this century is access to clean and affordable energy for the 1 billion+ slum dwellers around the world. In response to this, SDI and the Indian SDI Alliance have been experimenting with scalable alternative energy sources. This video shows how, in Mumbai, the Indian SDI Alliance has begun to install solar energy systems on high-density government housing developments in order to subsidize the cost of lighting, elevators, water pumps, and more, freeing up the community’s resources for other critical expenses.
Monica Geingos, The First Lady of Namibia and patron of the Shack Dwellers Federation of Namibia, speaks at March 2018 the handing-over of 136 houses in Swakopmund and Walvis Bay.
Rose Molokoane speaks with World Urban Campaign about the role of grassroots communities in implementation and monitoring of the New Urban Agenda – using WUC’s Urban Thinkers Campuses to strengthen local communities to empower the urban poor to implement a people-cenetred NUA that creates truly resilient cities.