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The campaign is creating a global voice on urban poverty and inclusive cities through engaging international agencies and operating on the international stage in order to support and advance local struggles.

Tools and Features

  • community-driven open data on informal settlements collected by slum dwellers
  • SDI’s databases are the largest repositories of informal settlement data
  • data overview interface

Governance of Case

This is a global campaign of Slum Dwellers International (SDI), a network of community-based organizations of the urban poor in 32 countries and hundreds of cities and towns across Africa, Asia and Latin America founded in 1996. SDI relies on a number of international partnerships in supporting their goals.

Drivers for Open Mobility

The group SDI is committed to supporting a process that is driven from the grassroots of Africa such as the informal settlements of the urban poor, creating alternative systems of knowledge (community-driven data) that are owned by the communities and build the basis of their social and political argument


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