Federation Creates Industry & Employment in Jinja, Uganda

18 Dec 2013

Plans for the Materials Workshop and Training Centre in Jinja, Uganda.  By Ariana K. MacPherson, SDI Secretariat  Major construction is underway in Uganda, a country where youth unemployment sits at...

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Uganda

Work and Shelter – Two Struggles, One Reality

09 Dec 2013

The struggles of grassroots organizations for livelihoods and shelter have much in common. Organizations explored this common ground at a recent meeting, says Diana Mitlin. Close to a billion people...

Farewell to Nelson Mandela

06 Dec 2013

Nelson Mandela pictured here with Rose Molokoane, national leader of the South African Federation of the Urban Poor.  This week we remember Nelson Mandela for his commitment to the struggle...

The Real Crime Problem Lies in the Formal World

26 Feb 2013

Fears about how slums harbor thieves and criminals reflect the fact that we are looking only at the bottom of the food chain of illegality. Photo credit: Cheryl Marland via Flickr Creative...

Improving Sanitation in Kinawataka Market, Uganda

25 Feb 2013

By Greg Bachmayer, SDI Secretariat  Introducton This report is intended to document and share aspects of a collaborative project between Slum / Shack Dwellers International (SDI) and the National Slum...

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Uganda

Reflecting on Partnerships in Uganda

18 Feb 2013

**Cross-posted from the ACTogether blog** by Hellen Nyamweru, ACTogether Uganda Do the communities and the government engage with each other on matters of development? How is this relationship? What is...

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Uganda

Taking Academia to the Slums: AAPS Attends the 5 Cities Seminar

12 Feb 2013

Langrug informal settlement hosted an SDI-AAPS studio this past year. By Noah Schermbrucker, SDI Secretariat Last week's 5 Cities Seminar focused on building relationships; relationships between urban poor communities and...

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Zimbabwe

“Learning From Those Who Have Walked the Path”: Sharing Learning from th ...

08 Feb 2013

Community members and government partner from Harare, Zimbabwe talk about their experiences with the 5 Cities Programme.  By Chantal Hildebrand, SDI Secretariat  Following the first two days of site visits...

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Zimbabwe

Partnering with the City of Cape Town in Mtshini Wam: Day 2 of the 5 Cities ...

07 Feb 2013

Community members showcase model homes in Mtshini Wam.  By Ariana K. MacPherson, SDI Secretariat  The second day of the 5 Cities Seminar kicked off in Mtshini Wam, a settlement of...

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Zimbabwe

Transport Solutions in Mombasa: What do they mean for Likoni Settlement?

06 Feb 2013

**Cross-posted from Living the City blog** By Baraka Mwau and Dennis Mwaniki January 2013, another painful month for the residents of Likoni, South Coast Mombasa.  Forget the infamous financial pinch...

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Kenya

Partnerships through Upgrading: 5 Cities Delegation Visits Langrug Settlement

05 Feb 2013

By Chantal Hildebrand & Ariana K. MacPherson, SDI Secretariat  Today marked the first day of the third 5 Cities Seminar, being held in Cape Town, South Africa from 5 –...

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Zimbabwe