Africities 2015: Participation of Shack/Slum Dwellers International (SDI)

In the framework of the 7th Africities Summit in Johannesburg, South Africa, Shack / Slum Dwellers International (SDI) will participate in several sessions along with Cities Alliance, IAI and UN Habitat.

The sessions are:

  • SH-02: The Inhabitants Associations & Local Authorities Towards Quito” (Int’l Alliance of Inhabitants)
  • SU-18: Youth & the City: Youth Participation and Contribution towards Inclusive Cities in Africa (Cities Alliance)
  • SO-05: Neighborhood Upgrading: Community Managed Funds for Slum Upgrading” (UN Habitat)
  • SO-09: Local Governance and the Role of Inclusive Partnerships for the Implementation of the New Urban Agenda” (Cities Alliance)

Shack / Slum Dwellers International (SDI) is a network of community-based organizations of the urban poor in 33 countries and hundreds of cities and towns across Africa, Asia and Latin America. At its core, SDI’s advocacy at the global level seeks to make change at the local level.

SDI works on many levels in order to achieve this change. In fact, SDI’s practices for change are built on the central participation of women, savings and credits, learning exchanges, enumerations and mapping, partnerships and slum upgrading.

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