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We say goodbye to Jockin Amputham, founder of NSDF and SDI
From Somsook: I have very sad news to share today that our great friend “Jockin Arputham” President of Shack Dwellers International has passed away early morning Oct 13. Jockin is a Guru, a leader, a teacher, community organizer, inspirer and greatest change makers for housing and development by poor people themselves in India Asia and the world. It’s a great lost to all urban poor federations SDI ACHR UPCA and all housing development communities around the world On behalf of ACHR we would like to share with you all our deep condolence and believe his strong will and spirit to make all changes possible by people especially poor people organizations will be achieved and progressed
Indonesia -Tsunami Donations
Dear ALL FRIENDS, We would like to announce that ACHR support Our Indonesian Friends raising funds to build temporary housing for the victims of Indonesia’s Earthquake and Tsunami. Today, according to the Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management, the death toll from the quake and tsunami has risen to 1,558, on Friday, October 5th. Thousands were injured and tens of thousands - possibly hundreds of thousands - displaced from their homes and in need of emergency assistance. More than 70,000 homes were destroyed or damaged by the magnitude 7.5 quake that struck on September 28, launching waves of up to six-metres high that slammed into Sulawesi at 800 kilometres per hour.
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).
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