Slum Dewllers International
People’s Dialogue is affiliated to Slum Dwellers International (SDI) with its headquarters in Cape Town, South Africa. SDI is a loose network of grassroots organisations of the urban poor who have come together to find and share solutions to addressing problems of tenures insecurity, housing, lack of portable water, sanitation, and urban poverty.
All SDI countries and affiliates have experience in organising urban poor communities and slum dwellers, particularly women to build their confidence so as to assert them, and also provide them with the most innovative and appropriate tools necessary to find permanent solutions to their pressing problems. Through community exchanges, ideas are shared among slum dwellers and people living in other informal settlements. SDI is a member of Cities Alliances and exists in 34 countries across the Global South. website: www.sdinet.org
Homeless International, UK
People’s Dialogue has a long standing working partnership with the Homeless International (HI, UK) who has also been supporting and working with our SDI counterpart in Sierra Leone with Youth Care International. (Y Care).Under this initiative PD has worked with our partner in Kroo Bay- a slum community in Freetown- with over two thousand youth in entrepreneurship, skills and vocational training.
People’s Dialogue and GHAFUP are key members and collaborators of Local Financing Facility called Tema Ashaiman Slum Upgrading Facility (TAMSUF) established in 2009. At the moment, TAMSUF is largely funded by UN Habitat but also raises additional private capital to create financial products to assist slum dwellers in the areas of housing, water and sanitation, community assets and income generation projects.
American Jewish World Service (AJWS)
PD and GHAFUP have also been working with AJWS since 2006 to educate people particularly women living in slums and informal settlements in Ghana on HIV/AIDS and to economically empower them to reduce vulnerability to the disease.
In 2010 PD and the Federation have were supported by the UN-Women of the United Nations to implement a project on women property and inheritance rights in the context of HIV/AIDS. The project aims at advocating for reforms in the legal frameworks and processes to uphold women property and inheritance rights in the context of HIV/AIDS in Ghana.
PD and the Federation through the support from the Knowledge Sharing Innovation Fund from the Africa Adapt have implemented a climate change adaptation project at Old Fadama and New Takoradi in the Accra and Sekondi- Takoradi Metropolitan Assemblies respectively.
PD and the Ghana Federation are being supported by the Cities Alliance to build the capacity of the urban poor to promote inclusive urban development in the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area (GAMA) through the Land, Services and Citizenship Programme. In Africa the Cities Alliance’s sponsored LSC programme is being implemented only in Uganda and Ghana. Partners involved in the implementation of the Ghana component of the programme include: Institute of Local Government Studies, Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development, GIZ, and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).