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Informal settlement residents advocating for upgrading

Announcing preliminary results from 33,272 household surveys   The preliminary informal settlements socioeconomic survey results were presented by the Shack Dwellers Federation of Namibia (SDFN) at the Community Land Information Programme (CLIP) review on 25 September 2014 at the Habitat Research and Development Centre in Windhoek.   The data presented was collected by informal settlement residents in collaboration with their Local and Regional Authorities in 116 informal settlements in 64 urban areas in Namibia through the CLIP. The first profiling of informal settlements was completed in 2008 when communities profiled 235 informal settlements (with an estimated population of 500,000) with the support of the SDFN and the Namibia Housing Action Group (NHAG).  The second phase of CLIP, which is the door-to-door socioeconomic enumeration of households and settlement mapping, to date covered a total 33,276 households with a total 213,459 occupants in both informal settlements an