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Joel Bolnick

Managing Director, Secretariat, Slum Dwellers International


Joel Bolnick is co-founder of SDI and Manager of the Secretariat, a post he has held since 1996. He was formerly the Director of People's Dialogue, the South African affiliate to SDI. He holds a Masters degree in Sociology from the University of California in Berkeley. In his capacity as SDI Manager Joel serves on the boards of several South African and International agencies. He runs SDI's new finance facility called Inqolobane Trust