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Africa Regional Activities

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 Rooftops Canada is an innovator in South-South regional networking in sub-Saharan Africa. It supports the linking up of key organizations and practitioners focused on the critical issues confronting the urban poor in Africa – housing and land rights, empowerment, civic movements, gender equality and HIV/AIDS.

The Settlements Information Network Africa (SINA) promotes networking and the sharing of experiences among housing and human settlements NGOs in Anglophone Africa. SINA also advocates for recognition of the right to housing and carries out campaigns against forced evictions. Its several hundred members are engaged in all aspects of housing and community development as well as health, nutrition, and employment projects. SINA publishes an information-packed newsletter, organizes regional activities and runs a website devoted to housing and human settlements issues.

Rooftops Canada supports the Anglophone and Francophone Africa regional activities of the Habitat International Coalition – Women and Shelter Network
(HIC WAS). HIC WAS member organizations work with low-income communities to promote women’s access to land, housing and inheritance rights regionally and worldwide.
Rooftops Canada is assisting HIC WAS to train para-legals to promote women’s access to land with communities and local authorities in Tanzania. In Francophone Africa it is helping set up Land Consultation Clinics to support individuals and communities fighting evictions and seeking secure land tenure.
Related Links  
The Intersections Between Housing and HIV: Reflections from San Patten [April 2009]
Asserting Women's Rights to Land in Cameroon May 2006
Making the Link Between Housing, HIV and AIDS [December 2007]
Promoting Housing and Land Rights at the 2007 World Social Forum [March 2007]