Jockin Arputham

President, Slum Dwellers International

Skoll Awardee


Name: Jockin Arputham, Indian, born on 15.08.46
President, NSDF & SDI. He also helped found SDI through which federations of slum & shack dwellers in
more than 20 countries support each other & learn from each other. Building people's organizations, promotion of
participatory planning & implementation in urban slums,ensuring women's involvement in community participation,
savings&credit, designing specific interventions in public sanitation & shelter, networking among slum-dwellers both
nationally & internationally South Africa & 7 other countries in Asia and Africa). Has experience of working with the
urban poor in 14 Indian cities & several cities abroad as well for more than 30 years.