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Community Finance in Five Asian Countries
Community Finance in Five Asian Countries A final report on the study, prepared by the Asian Coalition for Housing Rights : June 2017 A study carried out by 5 national groups in the ACHR network, with support from the Rockefeller Foundation. This report presents the findings of a two-year study of community finance systems that are operated by the urban poor in five Asian countries, with support from their partner organisations. These five groups are the principal national urban poor organisations in their respective countries, and their community savings and funds - and other community- driven development initiatives - have all grown to national scale. The study was conceived as an opportunity to look in more detail at the different models of community finance these important groups have developed, in their very different given national contexts, and to compare their various aspects, draw out some key elements and lessons and see how these people-driven finance systems can be strengthened and brought into the formal finance and development structures in their countries.Comments on the study will be published soon.
An Innovative, Collaborative, Creative, Citywide Process
An Innovative, Collaborative, Creative, Citywide Process Citywide development of Chumsaeng city before and after Co-Create City Workshop Chumsaeng, a city in northern central part of Thailand, with population of 9,000. This city is considered to be a small town which exemplifies situations of many other city in Thailand. Read more and view the video of this creative workshop.
Fr Jorge Anzorena's Latest Newsletter
Fr. Jorge Anzorena, SJ SELAVIP NEWSLETTER OCTOBER 2016 The Voice of the Poor; Nepal Rebuilding Settlements with Communities Ten Essentials for the New UrbanAgenda in One Page. By David Satterthwaite and CassidyJohnson The Universal Basic Income By PaulDonovan ARGENTINA - and CHILE: A Roof for My Country INDI A For A Better Mumbai, Fix the Slums First By Jockin Amputham, President of SDI Kirtee Shah Interview for the City Fix 5,000 Km Worth of Eco-Friendly Roads in India Using Plastic Wastes NAMIBIA The Financial Literacy PAKISTAN A Note on Low Income Housing for the Supreme Court By ArifHasan A Letter about the Situation of OPP and URC from Arif Hasan TechnicalTraining Resource Centre (TTRC) July to December 2015 UrbanResource Centre’s ProgressReport Jul y 2006 – J une 2015 PHILIPPINES Rain and Killing Drug Dealers By Raymund L. Fernandez Remembering in Our Prayers Bill Keyes, Our Companion. By Jorge Anzorena Bill Keyes Did Much!!! We Should Remember Him. We Will Remember Him. By Bimbo Fernandez SOUTH AFRICA Sllindokulhe Temporary Pre-School. Tackling the Challenge of Sanitation: The Midrand Wash Facility. By Ava Rose Hoffman (on behalf of CORC) THAILAND Somsook Visits South Africa. The CODI Model Thailand May 13, 2016 from Yolande Hendler (on behalf of CORC) This publication is not covered by copyright and may be quoted or recopied in part or in full with or without acknowledgement or notice to its authors and publishers although such would be highly appreciated. 56 pages PDF 4 MGBS
Best Wishes for 2017 from the ACHR Secretariat
The ACHR Secretariat extend our thanks to coalition friends for their efforts in 2016 and wish them Peace, Happiness and Prosperity for the coming year 2017. This year saw the completion of the ACCA program and hence transitioning of large scale city-wide upgrading activities. However Selavip - ACHR have generously expanded beyond Decent Poor Activity to Housing projects in 8 countries. Also, various research activities on Community Finance and CDFs are nearing completion- with heavy community involvement and commitment in the Philippines, Sri Lanka,Thailand, Cambodia and Nepal. The Sec. also attended Regional and International meetings in Asia and Europe, by Somsook and Minh Chau; and with Kirtee Shah often representing the Secretariat. We also had inspiring and close “co-creating” activities with the Community Architects Network in Nepal, Thailand, Myanmar and the DPU-UK in Cambodia and internships in Thailand and the Philippines. Our own smaller regional meeting was held in Bangkok (photo below) with additional regional collaboration in Jakarta. (Plus many more activities).
Cities for People and by People : Somsook Boonyabancha and Tom Kerr
This century will see a substantial majority of the world's population living in urban centers. The United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III), to be held in Quito, Ecuador, from 17 to 20 October 2016, therefore has as its mission the adoption of the New Urban Agenda, an action-oriented outcome document that will set global standards of achievement in sustainable urban development. The Agenda will enable us to rethink the way we build, manage and live in cities by strengthening cooperation among stakeholders, urban actors at all levels of government and the private sector. We recently visited Myanmar and met with a women's savings group in Htantabin Township. These women, who are among the very poorest squatters in Yangon, had for many years been uprooted and impoverished by evictions and faced all types of socioeconomic problems until they were able to work together to buy a small piece of unregistered land, lay out a tight community of 70 house-plots and build simple bamboo and wood houses for themselves for just $991 per family.
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