Memoirs of a Ugandan Slum Dweller: Part XI

25 Apr 2014

**Cross-posted from The Age of Zinc**  My husband happened to be in one meeting and saw what I was doing. I didn’t know he was there because I was really...

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Uganda

New Options Needed for Improved Access to Sanitation in African Cities

23 Apr 2014

By Noah Schermbrucker, SDI Secretariat & Diana Mitlin, International Institute of Environment and Development (IIED) SDI Federations in Southern Africa face acute sanitation needs.  Recent surveys in informal settlements in...

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Memoirs of a Ugandan Slum Dweller: Part X

17 Apr 2014

**Cross posted from The Age of Zinc** Age of Zinc is proud to present the tenth instalment in a new memoir from the slums of Kampala, Uganda. Check back every week to...

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Uganda

Memoirs of a Ugandan Slum Dweller: Part IX

11 Apr 2014

**Cross posted from The Age of Zinc** Age of Zinc is proud to present the ninth instalment in a new memoir from the slums of Kampala, Uganda. Check back every week to...

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Uganda

Municipal Forums for Kampala: “If not now, then when? If not us, then who?”

10 Apr 2014

By Skye Dobson, ACTogether Uganda “If not now, then when? If not us, then who?” -His Worship, Mayor of Nakawa, Jan 29, 2014 On the 29th of January 2014, ACTogether and...

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Uganda

Know Your City: Discussing Community-Collected Data at World Urban Forum 7

10 Apr 2014

By Ariana MacPherson, SDI Secretariat  There has been a lot of discussion at this week’s World Urban Forum about the use of data as a key tool in the development...

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Co-learning for inclusive cities: Seven local authorities and Federation mem ...

09 Apr 2014

By Diana Mitlin (IIED), Beth Chitekwe-Biti (Dialogue on Shelter, Zimbabew) & Noah Schermbrucker (SDI Secretariat) New relationships between urban citizens and their local authorities are central to the upgrading of...

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Zimbabwe

SDI Receives the Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship

08 Apr 2014

SDI is increasingly receiving international attention and recognition. The recent Nobel Peace Prize nomination bares testament to this. The Nobel committee nominated Jockin Arputham and SDI for the social progress...

Amandla Imali Nolwazi! Alliance marches to eThekwini Municipality

07 Apr 2014

**Cross posted from SDI South African Alliance blog** After weeks of preparation and community mobilization, thousands of shack dwellers gathered on Durban’s Dinuzulu Square early on Monday morning, 24 March...

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South Africa

Memoirs of a Ugandan Slum Dweller: Part VIII

07 Apr 2014

**Cross-posted from The Age of Zinc** Age of Zinc is proud to present the eighth instalment in a new memoir from the slums of Kampala, Uganda. Check back every week to catch the next...

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Uganda

Learning Differently: Community Planning Studio with AAPS in Namibia

01 Apr 2014

**Cross posted from Shack Dwellers Federation of Namibia blog** Following the first studio the community was anxious to embark on the second studio.  These studios have increased in importance considering the introduction...

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Namibia