Lessons from Namibia: A week with one of SDI's oldest Federations
02 August 2018
This month, SDI co-founder Joel Bolnick spent ten days with the Shack Dwellers Federation of Namibia and its support NGO the Namibia Housing Action Group during his overland trip across Africa. These two organisations comprise the Namibia SDI Alliance, one of the oldest and most mature affiliates in the SDI network. There is much to be learned from the Namibia SDI Alliance as they continue to influence urban development policy and practice in through innovative, community-driven practices and a commitment to pro-poor, participatory, bottom-up processes. Click above to follow in Joel’s footsteps from self-build projects in Keetmanshoop to the federation’s National Forum in Windhoek to the precedent setting Freedom Square upgrading project in Gobabis.
- Winners of the 2019 Community Led Habitat Award for Africa
- Zambia federation & government travel to Namibia for community-led housing & upgrading exchange
- Sanitation Learning Exchange Visit to Simplified and Decentralised Sanitation Systems in Tanzania
- Citywide Profiling, Mapping, & Enumeration in Monrovia, Liberia