A Lesson for All: Orangi Pilot Project Visits ...

04 Dec 2015

Background Orangi Pilot Project is one of the most successful community-based upgrading projects in the...

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Tanzania

SDI, WIEGO & Avina: Growing a Global Coalitio ...

27 Oct 2015

**Cross posted from the SA SDI Alliance Blog** By Yolande Hendler, SA SDI Alliance Piesang...

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South Africa

Building Strong Federations through Learning Exchange: Namibia Supports Emer ...

04 Oct 2013

In September 2013 a delegation from the Shack Dwellers Federation of Namibia and their support NGO, the Namibia Housing Action Group, traveled to Angola to link a mapping project being undertaken...

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Namibia

Using Enumerations for Upgrading: Namibia to Cape Town Learning Exchange

25 Apr 2013

By Namibia Housing Acton Group (NHAG) & Shack Dwellers Federation of Namibia (SDFN) The below report refers to an exchange that took place from 6 - 8 March 2013.  Purpose...

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South Africa

Taking Academia to the Slums: AAPS Attends the 5 Cities Seminar

12 Feb 2013

Langrug informal settlement hosted an SDI-AAPS studio this past year. By Noah Schermbrucker, SDI Secretariat Last week's 5 Cities Seminar focused on building relationships; relationships between urban poor communities and...

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Zimbabwe

Partnering with the City of Cape Town in Mtshini Wam: Day 2 of the 5 Cities ...

07 Feb 2013

Community members showcase model homes in Mtshini Wam.  By Ariana K. MacPherson, SDI Secretariat  The second day of the 5 Cities Seminar kicked off in Mtshini Wam, a settlement of...

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Zimbabwe

Partnerships through Upgrading: 5 Cities Delegation Visits Langrug Settlement

05 Feb 2013

By Chantal Hildebrand & Ariana K. MacPherson, SDI Secretariat  Today marked the first day of the third 5 Cities Seminar, being held in Cape Town, South Africa from 5 –...

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Zimbabwe

Weaving Cities: Creating a National Voice of the Urban Poor in Bolivia

18 Jan 2013

By Celine d'Cruz, SDI Secretariat  Planning for the National leaders meeting in November began in June 2012. This was a gradual outcome of several exchanges to and from Bolivia over...

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Bolivia

Discussing Slum Upgrading Strategies: SDI Attends Habitat III

17 Jan 2013

By Joseph Kimani (Muungano Support Trust, Kenya) and Joseph Muturi (Muungano Wa Wanavijiji, Kenya)  Introduction  Imagine a world without slums. Fine, let's keep it close: imagine the city of Nairobi,...

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Kenya

Beyond Participation: SDI Showcases Partnership Models at AfriCities Conference

16 Jan 2013

SDI delegates take part in a reflection on the Land, Services and Citizenship Project hosted by Cities Alliance at Africities   By George Masimba, Dialogue on Shelter, Zimbabwe  The recent...

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Zimbabwe

UN Habitat & Norwegian Government Visit Mukuru Sinai, Kenya

16 Nov 2012

L-R: Joan Clos (ED UN Habitat), Heikki Holmas (Min. Int'l Dev't, Gov't of Norway), and Robert (Muungano leader) tour the Mukuru Green Fields project. **Cross-posted from the Muungano Support Trust...

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Kenya