Concrete Future

17 Jun 2010

By Ahona Ghosh  Originally published by Outlook Business magazine (India). Every day, 65-year-old Sudhir Jagtap, a retired government peon, takes a walk down the narrow alleys of Mother Teresa Nagar...

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India

Epworth finishes enumeration, starts mapping

15 Jun 2010

By George Masimba, Dialogue on ShelterBelow are new photos from Epworth outside Harare, Zimbabwe. The federation there has been undertaking an enumeration and mapping exercise in order to pursue incremental...

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Zimbabwe

Harare Slum Dwellers Lead their Development

07 Jun 2010

By George Masimba, People's Dialogue on Shelter, Zimbabwe The alliance of the Zimbabwe Homeless People’s Federation and Dialogue on Shelter in collaboration with the Epworth Local Board, Epworth community members,...

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Zimbabwe

Old Fadama Residents Count Themselves

03 Jun 2010

By Benjamin Bradlow, SDI Secretariat The community of Old Fadama in Accra, Ghana, along with the Ghana Federation of the Urban Poor, have completed a landmark enumeration report of the...

What is incrementalism?

21 May 2010

Pictured above: Residents of the Kambimoto incremental housing development in Huruma, a slum area in Nairobi, Kenya.By Benjamin Bradlow, SDI secretariatTop-down strategies for "eradicating slums" are seemingly always in vogue....

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Kenya

SA slum dwellers and government learn together in India

21 May 2010

By Vuyani Mnyango, ISN Cape Town Below is the text of a report by Cape Town Informal Settlement Network leader Vuyani Mnyango on an April exchange to India that included members...

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South Africa

Keeping Mbale clean

20 May 2010

By Lutwama Muhammed, ACTogether UgandaSavings schemes in Mbale, Uganda, were first established earlier this year. Earlier this month, the Federation decided that it would be important to sensitize informal settlement...

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Uganda

Ready to Work with Government

12 May 2010

By Patrick Magebhula, FEDUP, South Africa  MINISTER of Human Settlements Tokyo Sexwale demonstrated a promising tone of seriousness and innovation regarding the challenge of human settlements in his budget speech to...

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South Africa

“We are citizens. We are not squatters.”

06 May 2010

By Benjamin Bradlow, SDI secretariatPeople have lived in the settlement of Kikaramoja in Jinja, Uganda, since the 1950s. Waiswa Magoola, age 47, has always lived here. His father bought land...

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Uganda