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Friday, April 25, 2014

CID Speaker Series: Urban Poverty Reduction Through Community Networks of the Urban Poor

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.

  • Location:
    Perkins Room (R-415), 4th Floor Rubenstein, HKS
  • Date:
    Friday, April 25, 2014
  • Time:
    11:45 AM

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