SDI Bulletin: Beyond a legal framework for "meaningful engagement" in South ...

11 Mar 2010

pictured above: FEDUP's Alfred Gabuza (far right) speaks at a meeting of the Informal Settlement Network in Roodeplaat, South Africa, on 20 February 2010.By Benjamin Bradlow, SDI secretariatAdapted from remarks...

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South Africa

Approvals signed for land in Uganda

19 Feb 2010

pictured above: Federation leader Patrick Biija (standing) explains savings and the process of federation to the Jinja Central Division chairman (left) and senior assistant town clerk (right).By Benjamin Bradlow, SDI...

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Uganda

Rebuilding an urban poor fund

15 Feb 2010

By Benjamin Bradlow, SDI secretariatOne of the key challenges of urban poverty is to find people-driven solutions to housing finance. An innovation of many federations in the SDI network has...

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Zimbabwe

Rebuilding the Fund

12 Feb 2010

By Benjamin Bradlow and Louise Cobbett, SDI Secratariat  Though the past decade has been traumatic for Zimbabweans of all socioeconomic stripes, the urban poor likely have borne the greatest burden of...

People-driven development in Uganda

01 Feb 2010

pictured above: SDI deputy president Rose Molokoane and Michael Werikhe, Ugandan minister of Housing, Land, and Urban Development, at a meeting of SDI delegates and Ugandan officials in Mumbai, India,...

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Uganda

Gov't reports on the federation: Kariba, Zimbabwe

18 Jan 2010

By Benjamin Bradlow, SDI secretariatThe Zimbabwean Homeless People's Federation, along with support NGO Dialogue on Shelter, met last month with Kariba council officials. This was not unusual in and of...

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Zimbabwe

In the news

14 Jan 2010

By Benjamin Bradlow, SDI secretariatBeyond the tragic earthquake in Haiti, we are taking note of a couple of other items of news affecting our partners in various parts of the...

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Zimbabwe

Earthquake in Haiti

14 Jan 2010

Our thoughts and prayers go out to our partners and everyone else in Haiti. We will be sharing more information as we receive it.Below is a message from Ana Paula...

SDI Bulletin: The cruel contest between community organization and state cor ...

06 Jan 2010

By Benjamin Bradlow, SDI secretariat; photos by Irene Karanja, Pamoja TrustBy early December, ordinary people living on the riparian reserve in Deep Sea informal settlement had organized themselves to move...