Historic enumerations to begin in Uganda

28 Feb 2011

ENUMERATION AND PROFILING OF SLUM SETTLEMENTS IN KAMPALA CITYUganda's urban population is estimated at 5 million people (2009) of which 60% live in slums; Uganda is targeting to uplift the...

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Uganda

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

"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

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

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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Uganda

Keeping Mbale clean

20 May 2010

By Lutwama Muhammed, ACTogether UgandaSavings schemes in Mbale, Uganda, were first established earlier this year. Earlier this month, the Federation decided that it would be important to sensitize informal settlement...

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Uganda

“We are citizens. We are not squatters.”

06 May 2010

By Benjamin Bradlow, SDI secretariatPeople have lived in the settlement of Kikaramoja in Jinja, Uganda, since the 1950s. Waiswa Magoola, age 47, has always lived here. His father bought land...

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Uganda

UPFI loan to amplify work of Uganda federation

02 May 2010

By Jack Makau, SDI Secretariat  The Urban Poor Fund International (UPFI) announced that it intends to provide major support to Uganda’s new urban poor fund, named the Suubi Development Initiative. The Ugandan National...

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Uganda

"Governments survive on the Urban Poor majority"

25 Mar 2010

By Louise Cobbett, SDI secretariatOn the final day of discussions at the World Urban Forum, SDI hosted its second networking session entitled People's Organization and the Struggle for the Inclusive...

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Uganda

Approvals signed for land in Uganda

19 Feb 2010

pictured above: Federation leader Patrick Biija (standing) explains savings and the process of federation to the Jinja Central Division chairman (left) and senior assistant town clerk (right).By Benjamin Bradlow, SDI...

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Uganda

People-driven development in Uganda

01 Feb 2010

pictured above: SDI deputy president Rose Molokoane and Michael Werikhe, Ugandan minister of Housing, Land, and Urban Development, at a meeting of SDI delegates and Ugandan officials in Mumbai, India,...

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