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

"Strong and full of energy": an update from the Filipino exchange to Sierra ...

06 Oct 2010

Pictured above: Sonia Fadrigo (center) talks with members of the Sierra Leone Federation of the Urban and Rural Poor in Kroo Bay, Freetown.Editor's note: From 22 to 26 September, the...

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Sierra Leone

Zimbabwe federation builds alliances through community-based information

29 Sep 2010

Pictured above: Kenneth Gwatura from the Epworth chapter of the Zimbabwe Youth Federation displays his certificate after the GIS course.By George Masimba, Dialogue on ShelterIn line with the new emphasis on...

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Zimbabwe

Creating impact with community-collected information

24 Sep 2010

< Pictured above: Goretti Katana, national treasurer of the Uganda Slum Dwellers Federation, speaks in Mbale municipal hall to introduce the profiling exercise to city officials in February 2010.By Benjamin...

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Uganda

"Crafting a suit that fits"

17 Sep 2010

pictured above: A crowded market area in Mukuru, Nairobi.Editor's note: The following text is the foreword to a community-led profile, or inventory, of all informal settlements in Nairobi, Kenya, published...

Maghebula to Advise SA Minister

17 Sep 2010

By Benjamin Bradlow, SDI Secretariat A slum dweller community leader has become a close advisor to Human Settlements Minister Tokyo Sexwale. Patrick Magebhula, a long-time community organizer and activist from...

Harare mayor opens Zimbabwe federation toilet block

13 Sep 2010

pictured above: Harare mayor opens an "eco-san" toilet block built by the Zimbabwe Homeless People's Federation.By George Masimba, Dialogue on ShelterThe Zimbabwean Alliance for the first time in its history...

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Zimbabwe

UPFI board meets in Stockholm

24 Aug 2010

Pictured above: SDI President Jockin Arputham speaks while Ugandan Housing Minister Michael Werikhe, and Mats Odell, Swedish Minister for Finance, Local Government and Housing, look on.By Benjamin Bradlow, SDI secretariatThe...

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Zimbabwe