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DONATIONS FOR RECOVERY EFFORTS IN NEPAL ARE VERY WELCOME: We would like to announce that we are raising funds for the recovery effort in Nepal after the devastating earthquake. ACHR has experience in recovery efforts and community upgrading over the past 25 years in Asia, and Nepal is one of our strongest coalition members with a network having implemented city-wide upgrading in 18 cities in Nepal since 2009 involving more than 110 communities. This process has been carried out through the ACCA program and LUMANTI. LUMANTI is an Nepalese NGO who has supported community development in Nepal since 1993. They will be key actors in this recovery process, along with experience recovery experts fro the ACHr network in Asia. If you are interested in donating to support the recovery process in Nepal you can donate to ACHR and we will send all donations to the Nepal team. CLICK MORE FOR DONATION DETAILS
The 3rd Regional Community Architects Network Workshop
TOGETHER WE CAN: PEOPLE PLANNING FOR INCLUSIVE FUTURE CITIES. 25.04.2015 LOCATION: METRO MANILA, PHILIPPINES The Third Regional Community Architects Network Workshop and Meeting will take place between 16th-23rd June 2015 in Metro Manila, hosted by the Philippine Alliance. This year's theme is: Together we CAN! People planning for inclusive future cities. The workshop will regroup over 100 participants from different countries, including CAN members, people’s organisations, representatives of local and international institutions such as public authorities, academics and students, CBOs, NGOs, etc. The event will involve several activities, such as the presentation of the Philippine context; the sharing of  country experiences and updates on their processes and approaches for community architecture; reflection sessions; exhibits; etc.
ACCA 5th Year Report
The ACCA projects now underway are creating space to implement citywide upgrading at scale. In all these 215 cities, citywide community surveys are being conducted, and these surveys are being used to identify, prioritise and plan settlement upgrading projects, which are then carried out by community people themselves, in partnership with their city governments. The 146 big housing projects being implemented with ACCA sup- port have so far have helped 49,356 urban poor families to get secure land and housing, and have also facilitated the creation of city development funds, which are now operating as new joint financial mechanisms in 136 of these cities. Small upgrading projects (like walkways, drains, toilets, water supply, community centres and solid waste systems), which have been implemented in 2,021 poor communities, are allowing some 342,399 poor families to collectively develop practical solutions to immediate problems they face and are leading to more active involvement within the communities and more collaboration with their local governments. In this report - which is the fifth year report - we take a look at the ACCA program’s progress.
ACHR - IIED Poverty line study report.
This ground-breaking poverty study is perhaps the first to be conducted by the poor themselves, who are the real "experts," and whose understanding of poverty comes from actually living it and from their work finding lasting solutions to it. The study is now over, and besides generating some very clear definitions of poverty and some very detailed poverty lines for six countries, the study has opened up a new area of exploration for these urban poor organizations, to understand their own poverty with greater clarity, and to find new points of negotiation with their governments and local institutions for recognition and resources in their cities. The final study report - a 28-page newsletter-style publication - can be downloaded from the ACHR website.
E-News October 2014
Who’s doing what for WORLD HABITAT DAY? Women’s Co-op celebrates the quarter-century mark in SRI LANKA Community welfare funds get a boost in NEPAL Good news from the Osaka’s blighted Buraku communities in JAPAN People-driven upgrading policy news from MONGOLIA CAN announces the Perween Rahman Fellowship winners Barangay-wide mapping and planning in the PHILIPPINES ACHR says goodbye to three friends: Celia Tuason, Father John Daly and Patrick Magebhula E-news BRIEFS
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