Jubilee Slum Campaign: Secure Tenure & Improved Lives

11 Dec 2012

The Jubilee Slum Campaign March | 8 December 2012  **Cross-posted from Muungano Support Trust Blog**  By Nyasani Mbaka The Biblical formulation of the jubilee principle denotes: “and thou shalt number...

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Kenya

Diary on Relocation: Leaving Water Street

05 Dec 2012

By SPARC-MM-NSDF, India  This document is the first entry in a diary of events that unfolded in the first week of November 2012 when several breakthroughs in negotiations between Milan...

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India

On the Pavements of Mumbai: Finding Hope & Making Change

26 Nov 2012

Pavement dwellings & daily life in Byculla. By SDI & SPARC  In the past month a major event has come to pass for the women who began this worldwide movement...

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India

Leadership in Philippines' Urban Areas

23 Nov 2012

By Celine d'Cruz, SDI  Celine d’Cruz describes how strong leadership from the Philippines Homeless People’s Federation is helping the urban poor cope with climatic disasters Main points The author describes...

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Philippines

Constitutional Court Victory for Displaced Families

22 Nov 2012

**Cross-posted from the SA SDI Alliance Blog** By Sandra van Rensburg (on behalf of CORC and ISN) After more than four months of legal proceedings, the Constitutional Court delivered a...

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South Africa

The Challenges & Potential of Innovative Funding Models

19 Nov 2012

**Cross posted from a live chat on Guardian.co.uk**  Comments by Benjamin Bradlow, SDI  Good afternoon everyone. My name is Ben Bradlow, and I'm working with Shack/Slum Dwellers International (SDI), a...

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UN Habitat & Norwegian Government Visit Mukuru Sinai, Kenya

16 Nov 2012

L-R: Joan Clos (ED UN Habitat), Heikki Holmas (Min. Int'l Dev't, Gov't of Norway), and Robert (Muungano leader) tour the Mukuru Green Fields project. **Cross-posted from the Muungano Support Trust...

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Kenya

CSO Townhall with Managing Director Christine Lagarde and World Bank Preside ...

13 Nov 2012

    On the global stage SDI works to create a voice for the urban poor. Key global events provide a platform for SDI Slum Dwellers and co-ordinators to stress...

In South Africa, Innovations in Financing Slum Upgrading

02 Nov 2012

An artist’s impression of the devastation of informal spaces under apartheid planning. **Cross-posted from the SA SDI Alliance Blog** By Jhono Bennett and Walter Fieuw, CORC South Africa  Post-apartheid urban...

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South Africa

Pineapple Studios: SDI at 2012 AAPS All Schools Conference in Nairobi

26 Oct 2012

By Skye Dobson, SDI Uganda & Secretariat  There were a number of comments from professors at the AAPS Conference in Nairobi (October 16-18) about the name that should be given...

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Uganda

Harare Mayor Celebrates UN Habitat Award with Slum Dwellers

23 Oct 2012

By the Zimbabwe Homeless People's Federation & Dialogue on Shelter Unlike the previous global urban meetings, WUF6 will be remembered with a difference by the Zimbabweans. At this year’s World...

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Zimbabwe

Sheela Patel attends IMF AGM in Tokyo

19 Oct 2012

Sheela Patel at the Annual General Meeting of the International Monetary Fund, held in Tokyo last week.  Pictured: Far Right, Sheela Patel (Chair of SDI). Next to her Jim Yong Kim...

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India