People are not the Slum, the System is the Slum

  • What stands out to you about this insight?
  • Can you think of a time when you made assumptions about a person’s cognitive abilities based on their appearance?

Somsook Boonyabancha, is Chairperson, Asian Coalition for Housing Rights (ACHR), a regional network of grassroots community organizations, NGO’s and professionals actively involved with urban poor development processes in Asian cities; former Director of the Community Organization Development Institute (CODI); Chairperson, of the Baan Mankong Program Committee.

Boonyabancha has been working and facilitating sustainable, equitable collective housing development and slum upgrading in Thailand and other Asian countries for 30 years – specializing in community-led initiatives. As director of CODI, she fostered a “city-wide” approach to community upgrading that has been replicated in cities across Thailand.  She is based in Bangkok, Thailand.

Based in Bangkok, Thailand.

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