Diary of BM Section Fire: Community Empowerment in Crisis

10 Jan 2013

**Cross-posted from the SA SDI Alliance Blog** By Andy Bolnick, CORC & iKhayalami, South Africa  31st December 2012   File photo. Image by: MIKE HUTCHINGS / REUTERS taken from http://africajournalismtheworld.com/tag/khayelitsha-fire/ 1st...

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South Africa

Jubilee Slum Campaign: Secure Tenure & Improved Lives

11 Dec 2012

The Jubilee Slum Campaign March | 8 December 2012  **Cross-posted from Muungano Support Trust Blog**  By Nyasani Mbaka The Biblical formulation of the jubilee principle denotes: “and thou shalt number...

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Kenya

Diary on Relocation: Leaving Water Street

05 Dec 2012

By SPARC-MM-NSDF, India  This document is the first entry in a diary of events that unfolded in the first week of November 2012 when several breakthroughs in negotiations between Milan...

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India

On the Pavements of Mumbai: Finding Hope & Making Change

26 Nov 2012

Pavement dwellings & daily life in Byculla. By SDI & SPARC  In the past month a major event has come to pass for the women who began this worldwide movement...

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India

Constitutional Court Victory for Displaced Families

22 Nov 2012

**Cross-posted from the SA SDI Alliance Blog** By Sandra van Rensburg (on behalf of CORC and ISN) After more than four months of legal proceedings, the Constitutional Court delivered a...

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South Africa

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

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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Zimbabwe

Relocation & Rehabilitation in Mumbai

09 Oct 2012

**Cross-posted from SPARC's CityWatchINDIA blog** What is Relocation and Rehabilitation (R&R)? Whenever people are being continuously evicted from their land by the government or some other national or corporate authority,...

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India

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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Zimbabwe

In Nairobi, Mobilising Against Evictions in the Ongoing Struggle for Land

27 Sep 2012

**Cross-posted from the Muungano Support Trust Blog** By Nysanani Mbaka, MuST Kenya  Mukuru – we will not budge On Wednesday 12 September hundreds of city dwellers from the Mukuru belt, including...

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Kenya