Neighbourhood Data Collection Workshop

Santa Fe ConferenceIn November, Development Workshop participated in “Acting Locally, Understanding Globally – Workshop on Building an International Community of Practice for Neighbourhood Data Collection” at the Sante Fe Institute in Sante Fe, New Mexico.

We were very pleased to two of our projects: Voices of Citizens for Urban Change (supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Cities Alliance) and the GSMA Mobil Water Monitoring project.

A key finding we shared from DW’s programs: enabling local municipalities to co-own data from the beginning supports a sense of common ground in the defence of community interests in improving access to basic services, tenure rights and participative planning. Find out more here.

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DW at the 2013 African Union for Housing Finance

Allan Cain and Professor Liu Haifang of the Centre for African Studies at Peking University and DW’s Director presented on China Urban Investment to Africa during a panel session at the 2013 African Union for Housing Finance (AUHF) conference in Mauritius, September 11 to 13, 2013. The panel on “Understanding (and harnessing) Chinese investment interest” was co-hosted by DW and the Centre for African Studies at Peking University. See the powerpoint on the DW website here.

Liu Haifang
Liu Haifang

Allan Cain also presented a paper on DW’s work at the PILaR Book Project Workshop at Istanbul Technical University which ran from October 22 to 23, 2013 in Istanbul, Turkey. See his powerpoint on “Participatory & Inclusive Community Land Sharing: The Case of Huambo, Angola”, on the DW website here.

Allan Cain
Allan Cain