Slum Dwellers Drive Informed Planning in Kampala

29 Jul 2013

By Laura Guzman, AcTogether Uganda Photos by Maria Carrizosa  Collecting information in partnership with communities about their needs and priorities is a tenet of the work of ACTogether and the...

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Uganda

Report from the 9th East African Hub Meeting

23 Jul 2013

The 9th East African Hub Meeting was held from 24th-28th June 2013 in Jinja, Uganda. Approximately seventy-eight people from Kenya, Tanzania, and the host country, Uganda, participated in the conference....

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Uganda

Zimbabwe's Citywide Upgrading Fund

19 Jul 2013

By Noah Schermbrucker, SDI Secretariat One of the major challenges faced by urban poor communities is unlocking finance for their upgrading needs. Formal financial institutions like banks are extremely reticent...

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Zimbabwe

In Kenya, Using Tech To Put An 'Invisible' Slum On The Map

18 Jul 2013

**Cross-posted from NPR.org** By Gregory Warner  If you were to do a search for the Nairobi city slum of Mathare on Google Maps, you'd find little more than gray spaces between unmarked...

Photo of the Day | From the Slums of Harare

17 Jul 2013

“If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.”  — Charles Darwin   This quote is cross-posted...

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Zimbabwe

Supporting Enumerations in Burkina Faso

11 Jul 2013

Read the full report from this exchange here. In early June teams from Kenya and Ghana traveled to Burkina Faso to support enumerations there. The exercise took place in the...

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Burkina Faso

Strengthening Partnerships: Lessons from the 9th East Africa Hub Meeting

04 Jul 2013

Rippon sanitation unit.  **Cross-posted from the Muungano Support Trust Blog**  By Shadrack Mbaka, Muungano Support Trust, Kenya  Just as the word “Hub” denotes, it’s a center of activity or interest;...

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Uganda

The Power to Negotiate

02 Jul 2013

"Enumerations give communities power to negotiate... In the past, when asked how many we are in a settlement the answer was simply 'too many'! Enumeration gives leadership actual numbers to...

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South Africa

Photo of the Day

01 Jul 2013

“The Great Ball on which we live. The world is our home. It is also the home of many, many other children, some of whom live in far-away lands. They...

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Zimbabwe