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How do you organize urban poor communities into networks for collective action to reduce urban poverty? Matt Nohn will elaborate on three projects using different strategies: (1) the creation of a housing finance company managed by a labor union of informally employed women in India; (2) the Urban Poor Fund International that assists communities in self-organizing and engaging with government, in order to leverage resources and to shape more inclusive policies; (3) Women in the Informal Economy: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO) and their struggle to support social and economic inclusion of networks of home-based workers, waste pickers and street vendors. Matt Nohn is a Loeb Fellow at the GSD and an independent international development consultant. After winning the Kennedy School’s 2008 Outstanding PAE award for Market-based Affordable Housing in Urban India, Nohn began working with urban poor communities, governments and international organizations worldwide.