From Purok to Barangay: Mapping Informality in Philippine Cities

18 Nov 2015

  By the Homeless People's Federation of the Philippines, Inc. The  Homeless People’s Federation of the Philippines, Inc. (HPFPI), commenced their settlement profiling and mapping in January 2015 during a learning...

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Settlement Planning and Design: Experiences from Mandaue City, Philippines

07 May 2015

The below article has been cross-posted from the University College of London's Bartlett Development Planning Unit (UCL DPU). It is part of a series of articles written over the past...

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Community Savings: a basic building block in the work of urban poor federations

21 Oct 2014

This paper describes the community savings groups that are the foundation of many federations of slum/shack dwellers/homeless people in Africa, Asia and Latin America. It reports on discussions with federation...

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Remembering Father Norberto Carcellar

13 May 2014

SDI is sad to hear of the passing of Father Norberto Carcellar of the Philippine SDI Alliance. We express our deepest condolences to the Philippines federation. Father Norberto was instrumental in...

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Well-Run Cities Are Resilient: The Importance of Responsive Relationships B ...

17 Feb 2014

By Caroline Walker, SDI Secretariat  “Time and again, those who have the least lose the most”[1] Solutions to major challenges that have become exacerbated by climate change are often found...

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Leadership in Philippines' Urban Areas

23 Nov 2012

By Celine d'Cruz, SDI  Celine d’Cruz describes how strong leadership from the Philippines Homeless People’s Federation is helping the urban poor cope with climatic disasters Main points The author describes...

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Announcing the SDI 2011/12 Annual Report

17 Oct 2012

SDI is happy to annouce our 2011/12 Annual Report, a reflection of where SDI has grown to over the past 25 years. This includes a discussion of SDI's practices for...

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SDI at World Urban Forum 6: Making Space for the Urban Poor

01 Oct 2012

By Ariana K. MacPherson, SDI Secretariat In early September a large delegation from SDI attended the World Urban Forum in Naples, Italy. The weeklong event was attended by virtually all...

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In Focus: Exclusion & Informality

06 Apr 2012

Living above the sea, Manila, Philippines  By Ariana K. MacPherson, SDI Secretariat  We talk a lot about exclusion and inclusion. The urban poor are excluded from the city. Therefore, we...

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Knowing What They Have and Expressing What They Want

09 Dec 2011

**Cross-posted from Homeless People's Federation of the Philippines (HPFP) Blog**  ILOILO CITY- Social preparatory activities such as the Social Mapping and Dream House Workshop are among the capacity building activities supported by...

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Back to Basics: Expanding Enumeration Processes across SDI

22 Jun 2011

By Mitali AyyangarSPARC India In January, 2011, the Indian Alliance of SPARC, NSDF and Mahila Milan hosted a four day workshop with SDI affiliate members from across Africa and South-East...

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Enumeration as a tool for effective disaster risk reduction

10 Mar 2011

  By Stewart Paul Tolosa Torre, PACSII   cross-posted from the blog of Homeless People's Federation Philippines, Inc. (HPFPI) Western Visayas   The Philippines is particularly at risk to different...

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