Slum residents in Nairobi are holding a parallel summit alongside the pan-African Africities meeting on implementing the United Nations millennium goals for development in urban areas, which opened in the Kenyan capital on 18 September. Organised by the Kutoka Network of Catholic parishes working in slum communities throughout the city, the meeting aims to express the view of residents who the organisers say have been excluded from participation in the official summit due to unaffordable registration fees. There will be an information stand at Comesa ground in front of the Kenyatta International Conference Centre from 18-22 September, 08.00-17.00, as well as an exhibition on slums, and artworks and crafts made by slum dwellers will be on sale. Further, on 21 September slum dwellers from across Africa will meet to share their experiences at the African Slum Forum in the Holy Family Basilica hall 09.30-12.30.
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