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Using video for urban poor solutions in Phnom Penh

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Document begins: Using video for urban poor solutions 11 in Phnom Penh Maurice Leonhard t We've had great success with our community-to- ACHR ­ The Asian Coalition for community exchange programmes across Asia. With Housing Rights video, we can supplement this process and allow more Before the emergence of ACHR, there was no common forum or regular organising for NGOs, professionals and grassroots groups communities to actually `see' what's happening with other working in Asian cities to exchange ideas. This was despite an poor communities in Asia. Where possible, participants (of expressed need to share experiences, tackle the large problem of our exchanges) go back to their country with an unedited, forced evictions in the region's cities, develop opportunities for un-narrated video record of their exchange visit. Groups organisations of the poor and consider their place in city planning. from Cambodia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Nepal and elsewhere It was with these intentions in mind that ACHR was formed in 1988. have told us that this has been useful for them when they Since then, the links between coalition members have matured, are giving feedback to their communities and others upon regional programmes have been formalised and ACHR has become their return. The ...

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