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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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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"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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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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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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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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