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...

Government as "outsourcer", government as "facilitator"

06 Jan 2010

By Benjamin Bradlow, SDI secretariatDavid A. Smith of the Affordable Housing Institute has a great post about a Federation of the Urban Poor (FEDUP) - led enumeration in Durban last...

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South Africa

Zimbabwe fed builds on housing convention gains

04 Jan 2010

By Benjamin Bradlow, SDI secretariatThe Zimbabwean Homeless People's Federation put on a real show at October's National Housing Convention in Victoria Falls with an eye-catching double-storey housing model, and song...

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Zimbabwe

Welcome!

04 Jan 2010

By Benjamin Bradlow, SDI secretariatHello and welcome to SDI's brand new blog! Shack / Slum Dwellers International (some people say "Shack," others say "Slum") is an alliance that has brought...