Solving the land information gap through GIS

21 Feb 2011

By Jack Makau, SDI secretariatTraditionally land information held by most governments (certainly all developing world governments) is stored in cadastral formats. What this means is that governments store records of...

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Uganda

A pledge of renewal in South Africa

24 Jan 2011

                    By Benjamin Bradlow, SDI secretariat Slum dweller community leaders from throughout South Africa made a historic commitment last week to...

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South Africa

SDI Partners with African Planning Schools

11 Jan 2011

By Benjamin Bradlow, SDI Secretariat, and Andy Bolnick, iKhayalami SDI affiliates have long pioneered effective tactics of community organization such as daily savings and community enumeration. SDI affiliates throughout Africa...

"I dreamt of sleeping in a dry house"

03 Jan 2011

                    Cross-posted from the Actogether Uganda blog----By Lutwama Muhammed, Actogether UgandaKatana Goretti , 35, lives about three miles from Kampala City...

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Uganda

A brief introduction to partnership-based upgrading

30 Nov 2010

By Benjamin Bradlow, SDI secretariatThere is not and will never be a one-size-fits-all approach to upgrading informal settlements. Every settlement has its own technical issues such as land ownership, land...

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18 families move into houses in San Isidro, Philippines

24 Nov 2010

                        Cross-posted from the Homeless Visayas blog of the Filipino SDI allianceFollowing the turn-over ceremony in CLIFF- San Isidro,...

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Philippines

Southern African Hub learns about GIS Mapping

24 Nov 2010

By George Masimba, People's Dialogue on Shelter, Zimbabwe Enumerations have been evolving within SDI and largely this has been made possible through peer-based learning in the form of exchanges visits...

Slum dwellers take the lead in building partnerships

19 Nov 2010

By Benjamin Bradlow, SDI secretariat“If we think we can build houses for the poor without the poor, we will never make it,” said Jerry Ekandjo, Namibian Minister of Regional and...

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Malawi

Harare mayor joins hands with Zimbabwe federa ...

20 Oct 2010

Pictured above: Harare Mayor Muchadeyi Masunda begins work in Mbare at a ceremony with the...

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Zimbabwe