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From Joburg to Manila City: A Photo Story of Community Architects

By Jhono Bennett (on behalf of SA SDI Alliance) This story covers the 2015 exchange trip between South African delegates from the SDI Network and the CAN Network in the Philippines.   THE EXCHANGE In 2015, a small delegation from the South African Shack Dwellers International Alliance (SA SDI) attended the  3rd Regional Community Architecture […]

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Sharing Knowledge from the Bottom-Up: SDI visits Cape Town Learning Center

By Yolande Hendler (on behalf of CORC) Horizontal learning exchanges form a significant pillar of bottom-up knowledge sharing and a mobilisation tool used by informal settlement dwellers across the Shack/ Slum Dwellers International network. Exchanges are a development tool, which “help people deal with the root issues of poverty and homelessness and work out their […]

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SA Alliance in Botswana: Building a strong urban poor Federation

By Kwanele Sibanda (on behalf of CORC) For the Shack / Slum Dwellers International (SDI) network, horizontal exchanges between savings groups and communities present an opportunity for bottom-up learning and mutual support. While each SDI affiliate shares the same tools and practices for community organisation and people-centred development, the use of these tools is shaped […]

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Tracing Migration Histories in Tambo Square, Cape Town

By Sarah Cooper-Tognoli This piece traces the individual migration stories of four informal settlement dwellers in Tambo Square, a settlement affiliated to the Informal Settlement Network (ISN). It is a product of creative initiative taken by an intern of  Shack/ Slum Dwellers International (SDI) who worked with the South African SDI Alliance. Drawing on the […]

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Shack dwellers ground global debate at Future of Places Forum Sweden

By Adana Austin (on behalf of CORC) As global cities continue to rapidly expand, how can we encourage equitable growth that would foster safe communities, sustainable development, and an increased standard of living for the world’s urban poor? The Future of Places forum (FoP) features three international conferences, national seminars, books, and reports in preparation […]

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Alliance and Community Architects Network plan inclusive cities in Philippines

By Andiswa Meke (on behalf of CORC) From 16-23 June 2015, the SA SDI Alliance joined community designers and architects for the third regional workshop of the Community Architects Network (CAN) in Metro Manila, Philippines. The Alliance team consisted of 3 FEDUP and ISN community members who are involved in managing community construction as well […]

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