SDI Participates in Commonwealth Local Government Conference, Uganda

24 May 2013

By By Hellen Nyamweru, AcTogether Uganda The National Slum Dwellers Federation fraternity was well represented at the recently concluded Commonwealth Local Government Conference held at Munyonyo Kampala from the 14th to...

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Uganda

Quiet Conflict: Social Movements, Institutional Change & Upgrading Informal ...

24 May 2013

Ben Bradlow has worked with Shack/Slum Dwellers International and the SA Alliance since 2009. Ben’s thesis considers the experience of the Informal Settlement Network (ISN) in building coalitions of the...

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South Africa

‘The Tenement City’: The ‘Inconvenient' Urban Reality Facing Nairobi

22 May 2013

**Cross-posted from Living The City: Urban Informality** By Baraka Mwau, SDI "When the modern city does not adapt to the people…The People will adapt to the city” (Urban Think Tank, Trailer-Torre...

NIMBYism Blocks Development in Havelock, Durban

22 May 2013

**Cross-posted from the South African SDI Alliance Blog**  By Jeff Thomas, CORC, South Africa Havelock informal settlement is located 8km outside Durban central, close to the northern suburb of Greenwood...

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South Africa

An Introspect of the late Benson Osumba, Chair of Muungano wa Wanavijiji

03 May 2013

** Ben’s life Story as Contributed by Henry Otunge (Savings Scheme member, Korogocho) and Aggrey Willis Otieno (Brother) Benson Erick Osumba lived a short but fulfilling life. Though we are...

Creating Organised Communities of Slum Dwellers in Uganda

02 May 2013

**Cross posted from the World Bank website** By Skye Dobson, SDI Secretariat, Uganda  In the slum dweller communities of Uganda — where over 60 percent of the urban population lives...

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Uganda