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Slum federations seek to make poverty history

Celine d'Cruz


Document begins: Slum federations seek to make poverty history SDIs efforts in Africa and Asia ­ Celine d'Cruz local mission for a global vision changing the relationship between poor communities and city authorities and other groups from encroachers to becoming citizens building a collective strategy- moving from individual solutions to collective solutions common issues to stop demolitions access to a secure home access to water and sanitation access to health car access to basic primary education, access to local institutions, police stations, banks, hospitals and other decision making spaces in their localities a strategy to create a voice for the urban poor locally women at the center of the leadership Household slum enumerations savings and loans house model exhibitions precedent setting participating in city development Mumbai urban transport project 20,000 households Kenyan resettlement - 2000 structures Pune sanitation project - 115 community toilet blocks Malawi construct their first 200 homes South Africans have constructed over 35,000 houses Zimbabwe turns crisis into an opportunity. Sri lankans use tsunami to find strategy for city wide slum development local solutions with new relationships acknowledging local knowledge local solutions to solve their problems however, when professionals who listen and support them these solutions get refined ...

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  • IIED code: G00422
  • Published: 2005
  • Theme: Governance
  • Language: English

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