In Uganda, Savings and Upgrading Go Hand-in-Hand

14 Dec 2011

Video source: ICMAvideos  The International City Managemement Association (ICMA) has partnered with Cities Alliance, the Government of Uganda and the Uganda SDI alliance on a project that seeks to transform...

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Uganda

Knowing What They Have and Expressing What They Want

09 Dec 2011

**Cross-posted from Homeless People's Federation of the Philippines (HPFP) Blog**  ILOILO CITY- Social preparatory activities such as the Social Mapping and Dream House Workshop are among the capacity building activities supported by...

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Philippines

In the Spirit of Jubilee: Marking Kenya's 50 Years of Independence

09 Dec 2011

**Cross posted from Muungano Support Trust blog** The Republic of Kenya, precisely the county of Nairobi, has for the past 48years had a crisis of inequality (unequal distribution of resources). Over...

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Kenya

Partnerships for change: New approaches to financing informal settlement upg ...

08 Dec 2011

Crossposted from CORC Blog By Walter Fieuw, CORC, and Vernon Bowers, Stellenbosch Municipality The creation of a new Urban Poor Fund was the highlight of the event: The community contributed...

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South Africa

Strengthening Civil Society Voices on Urban Poverty

07 Dec 2011

The Indian SDI Alliance, SPARC-NSDF-Mahila Milan, alongside long-standing partner PRIA initiated events in various states in India to seek deeper community participation on government poverty linked programs in cities. Participants...

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India

Manenberg Backyarders: Doing What We Can, with What We Have, Where We Are

25 Nov 2011

By Charlton Ziervogel, CORC/SDI Secretariat  These are the words that epitomize the approach the Western Cape Backyarders Network (WCBN) has towards solving the problems that exist within backyarder communities in...

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South Africa

Building Partnerships Between the Urban Poor & the City

22 Nov 2011

**Cross-posted from the SA SDI Alliance Blog** By Walter Fieuw, CORC “This is a dream come true in bringing City Councils and communities around a table to talk about possibilities...

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South Africa

Change by Design: SDI at the Smithsonian

18 Nov 2011

By Ben Bradlow, SDI Secretariat From a presentation at the Smithsonian exhibit Design with the Other 90%:CITIES, United Nations, NY, NY Poor people are the most revolutionary designers in the...

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Brazil Supports Federation Strengthening in Bolivia

16 Nov 2011

Leila Lopes and Marlene Silva, savers from the state of São Paulo, in Brazil, were in Cochabamba, Bolivia, from 03 to 07 October to support the Bolivian savers and the technical team...

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Brazil

A Decade of Struggles and Lessons in Old Fadama

08 Nov 2011

By: Farouk Braimah, Executive Director, Peoples Dialogue on Human Settlements, Accra Ghana (rabiu_farouk@hotmail.com) In 2002, the residents of Old Fadama settlement in Accra, Ghana were served an eviction notice. After losing...

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Ghana

Thousands Left Homeless After Kyang'ombe Demolition

24 Oct 2011

**Cross-posted from MuST Kenya blog** Kyang’ombe slum which is situated around the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport has been demolished. According to JKIA officials, the slum sits in the direct flight...

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Kenya

Building Toilets with Our Eyes Closed

21 Oct 2011

Ecosan toilet in Mtandire settlement, Malawi                                                           In almost every major city in the south, Slum Boards, Housing Authorities and Municipalities are charged with building and maintaining toilet blocks in low-income...