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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.
ACHR E-News Jan -June 2016
Dear Friends During the past 6 months there have been several key activities of ACHR network. The many key activities of the Community Architects Network - CAN organising an important CAN workshop and supporting rehabilitation activities in Nepal. The ACHR Secretariat has been busy participating in several international meetings and discussions with new possible donors in US and Europe. ACHR has participated in the Prep Com in Bangkok and Surabaya, as well as organised a workshop with the Cities Alliance at the German Habitat Forum in Berlin where our network in Bangladesh was also invited. The implementation of SELAVIP project activities has been very active around the region as well as Community Development Fund - CDF study in 4 countries in Asia.  There are continued learning activities between ACHR and Development Planning Unit (DPU - UK) with field studies in Cambodia and anew group of interns working with ACHR network in Thailand and the Philippines.
E-News January 2016
ACHR welcomes friends to the New Year of 2016 and (coming soon ) the Year of the Monkey in the Chinese New Year. In the fist E-News for the year we present a summary of our activities for Nov -Jan and and indications of 2016 activities. Among the stories: ACHR at Asia Pacific Urban Forum – 6 - Meeting in Jakarta; New proposals approved for the ACHR - SELAVIP Housing Project 2016; the Visit of Exec Dir of SELAVIP International, Brussels, Nov 22 -Dec 4, 2015; Updates on our Poverty Line Study and the Community Development Fund ( CDF) Study; Nepal Earthquake Rehabilitation Update ; Myanmar - ACHR and the Dawei Project; Recent research and articles from Arif Hasan; The passing of Yamamoto Yoshihiko, BLL Japan and news from the Community Architects Network - new Newsletter and award.
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