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

SA slum dwellers and government learn together in India

21 May 2010

By Vuyani Mnyango, ISN Cape Town Below is the text of a report by Cape Town Informal Settlement Network leader Vuyani Mnyango on an April exchange to India that included members...

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South Africa

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

Ready to Work with Government

12 May 2010

By Patrick Magebhula, FEDUP, South Africa  MINISTER of Human Settlements Tokyo Sexwale demonstrated a promising tone of seriousness and innovation regarding the challenge of human settlements in his budget speech to...

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South Africa

“We are citizens. We are not squatters.”

06 May 2010

By Benjamin Bradlow, SDI secretariatPeople have lived in the settlement of Kikaramoja in Jinja, Uganda, since the 1950s. Waiswa Magoola, age 47, has always lived here. His father bought land...

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Uganda

'Self-enumeration' settles tracks vs traders conflict

06 May 2010

By Benjamin Bradlow, SDI Secretariat  originally appeared in the Mail & Guardian (South Africa) The main business thoroughfare in Mukuru lies on either side -- and on top of -- Kenya's...

UPFI loan to amplify work of Uganda federation

02 May 2010

By Jack Makau, SDI Secretariat  The Urban Poor Fund International (UPFI) announced that it intends to provide major support to Uganda’s new urban poor fund, named the Suubi Development Initiative. The Ugandan National...

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Uganda