Building Support for the People's Process

17 Aug 2010

By Blessing Mancitshana and Patience Phewa, CORC South Africa  Editor's note: South African slum dwellers that are part of the Informal Settlement Network (ISN) and the Federation of the Urban Poor...

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South Africa

Challenges of Working with Government

16 Aug 2010

By Ben Bradlow, SDI Secretariat  A cornerstone of SDI’s working methodology is for federated groups of the urban poor to work to broker deals and develop relationships with the kinds...

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From Eviction to Housing

21 Jul 2010

By Benjamin Bradlow, SDI Secretariat  Forced eviction is one of the most disempowering experiences that slum dwellers experience at the hands of their government. But when slum communities organize around...

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Tanzania

DIY lessons for South African Slum Dwellers

12 Jul 2010

By Louise Cobbett, SDI Secretariat  In Huruma, one of the many slums in Kenya’s capital city of Nairobi, six savings schemes work with the Akiba Mashinani Trust. These residents are...

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South Africa

The World Cup's winners and losers

30 Jun 2010

By Benjamin Bradlow, SDI SecretariatAs the wins and losses pile up for the world's major soccer teams at this year's World Cup in South Africa, it is much less clear...

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South Africa

Housing Construction in Portais, City of Osasco

25 Jun 2010

By Ana Paula Barretto, Interaçao84 families from an informal settlement in the state of Sao Paulo, Brazil, will receive keys to formal houses on 3 July. 18 of those families...

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Brazil

Ugandan Federation Breaks Ground in Kawama

22 Jun 2010

By Lutwama Muhammed The Uganda Slum Dwellers Federation began work on a low-cost housing project for 250 families in Kawama, Jinja, last week. The Federation was joined at the groundbreaking ceremony...

New houses in Chamazi

21 Jun 2010

By Tim Ndezi, CCI TanzaniaA couple of photos from the Chamazi housing project in Tanzania. Through a collaborative process with other actors, the Federation has managed to influence Temeke Municipal...

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Tanzania

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