Indian government bestows its highest award on SDI founders

27 Mar 2011

The national government of India has bestowed its highest civilian honor, the Padma Shri award, on Jockin Arputham, President of SDI and the National Slum Dwellers Federation (NSDF) of India,...

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India

SDI Council affirms program of in situ upgrading, community planning, learning

18 Mar 2011

By Benjamin Bradlow, SDI secretariatSDI renewed its commitment to a program of community-driven slum upgrading, planning, and learning, at the meeting of its slum dweller governing Council. The gathering of...

Sierra Leonean federation launches

15 Mar 2011

By Benjamin Bradlow, SDI secretariatAfter three years of mobilizing savings groups, fighting evictions, and building links with government, the Sierra Leone Federation of the Urban and Rural Poor (FEDURP-SL) officially...

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Sierra Leone

In Bolivia, residents emerge from the "invisible city"

14 Mar 2011

Editor's note: These stories are taken from the February newsletter of the Bolivian SDI Alliance. All of their newsletters can be found in the original Spanish at the Bolivia country...

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Bolivia

Enumeration as a tool for effective disaster risk reduction

10 Mar 2011

  By Stewart Paul Tolosa Torre, PACSII   cross-posted from the blog of Homeless People's Federation Philippines, Inc. (HPFPI) Western Visayas   The Philippines is particularly at risk to different...

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Philippines