Launch of 2011 UPFI Annual Report

30 Apr 2012

SDI is happy to announce the launch of the 2011 UPFI Annual Report, marking an important point in the growth of SDI and UPFI.  The Urban Poor Fund International is...

In Uganda, Pro-Poor Information System Continues to Grow

29 Apr 2012

Photo: Structure Owners (Yellow) and Tenants (Blue) in Mission Cell, Mbale By Skye Dobson, SDI Secretariat  The National Slum Dwellers Federation of Uganda (NSDFU) pushes ahead with its innovative mapping work...

Read more ›

Uganda

The Practicalities of a Social Movement | Kambi Moto, Kenya

27 Apr 2012

By Noah Schermbrucker, SDI Secretariat  Many development narratives provide theoretical analysis and debate based on community orientated social movements. While such analysis is interesting as an academic and theoretical exercise...

Read more ›

Kenya

Densification of Harare's Dzivarasekwa Extension

26 Apr 2012

Dzivareasekwa Extension (DZ Ext.), located 18km west of Harare, Zimbabwe, was established by the government in 1993. Originally, over 2,000 families resided here. Today, DZ Ext. is home to 450...

Read more ›

Zimbabwe

A New Way for Kampala's KCCA?

24 Apr 2012

Photo courtesy of ugandaonline.net By National Executive Council (NEC), National Slum Dwellers Federation of Uganda (NSDFU) The following letter was submitted as an OpEd to the Daily Monitor in Uganda following a...

Read more ›

Uganda

A Tale of Two Slums

20 Apr 2012

By Jack Makau, SDI Secretariat In many ways the Orangi Pilot Project is probably the closest ideological kin to an SDI urban intervention. At the heart of both organizations is...

Read more ›

Unabated Forced Evictions in Nairobi's Informal Settlements

18 Apr 2012

by Michael Njuguna, Huruma–Kambi Moto, Nairobi  Muungano wa Wanavijiji, the Kenyan slum dweller federation, expresses its grave concern on the ongoing evictions and threatened forced evictions taking place in Nairobi’s...

Read more ›

Kenya

Slum Dweller Federation of Tanzania Leads Construction of Public Toilet

17 Apr 2012

By Noah Schermbrucker, SDI Secretariat This is the story of a public toilet built and managed by a slum dweller community in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. What is important about...

Read more ›

Tanzania

What We Talk About When We Talk About “Inclusion”

12 Apr 2012

By Benjamin Bradlow, SDI Secretariat Even in the Athenian demos, representation was never universal. Only once you crossed the threshold of citizenship — to be land-owning and a male —...

Read more ›

Strength in Numbers: Charting a Course Towards Equitable Cities

10 Apr 2012

  By Noah Schermbrucker, SDI Secretariat On the Easter weekend I was one of 16000 people who braved the freezing rain to run the Two Oceans Half Marathon in Cape...

Read more ›

Talkative Mama

09 Apr 2012

  By Skye Dobson, SDI Secretariat "The challenge of a radical democratic practice was both a personal and an organizational one. Group relations had to be reorganized, but individuals had...

Read more ›

Uganda

In Focus: Exclusion & Informality

06 Apr 2012

Living above the sea, Manila, Philippines  By Ariana K. MacPherson, SDI Secretariat  We talk a lot about exclusion and inclusion. The urban poor are excluded from the city. Therefore, we...

Read more ›

Uganda