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Slum Dwellers International | 2014 Skoll Award For Social Entrepreneurship - #skollwf

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Published on Apr 10, 2014

"Leading Slum Dwellers around the World to Improve Their Cities"

The Skoll Foundation presents the Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship each year to a select few social entrepreneurs whose proven innovations have demonstrated impact on some of the world's most pressing problems. The Skoll Award recognizes organizations with the potential to not only be individually successful, but also to catalyze large-scale, system-level change.

Slum Dwellers International (SDI) (Cape Town, South Africa)
Social entrepreneur: Jockin Arputham

In 2008—for the first time in history—more people were living in urban than in rural areas. Today, more than one billion people live in slums. Founded by a collective of slum dwellers and concerned professionals headed by Jockin Arputham, a community organizer in India, Slum Dwellers International works to have slums recognized as vibrant, resourceful, and dignified communities. SDI organizes slum dwellers to take control of their futures; improve their living conditions; and gain recognition as equal partners with governments and international organizations in the creation of inclusive cities. With programs in nearly 500 cities, including more than 15,000 slum dweller-managed savings groups reaching one million people; 20 agreements with national governments; and nearly 130,000 families who have secured land rights, SDI has been a driving force for change for slum dwellers around the world.

http://www.sdinet.org/

Video Credits:

Director/Cinematographer
Gabriel Diamond

Editor
Matthew Beighley

Sound
Simon Nyadwa

Additional Camera
Nathan Collett

Executive Producer
Phil Collis

Narrator
Gabriel Diamond

Associate Producer
David Rothschild

Music
Christopher Hedge

Animation and Graphics
Kia Simon

For information on obtaining
permission to use these films,
email info@skollfoundation.org
or call 650-331-1031.

http://www.skollfoundation.org/

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