P4D aims to enable citizens to identify concerns, exchange ideas, and create pathways to resolve issues affecting their community.
P4D has established Community Resource Centres (CRCs) to serve as a hub for community engagement in each of our 21 project districts. Each CRC is tailored to optimise community outreach and promote a participatory climate for local stakeholders: citizens, interest groups, local authorities, and elected officials.
Local communities can access these politically neutral spaces to hold meetings and workshops, or exhibit initiatives on local issues. Through a simple registration process, anyone can access the internet for free, make inquiries on policy instruments, and receive assistance filling out an application for information under the RTI Act or register an official complaint on the Grievance Redress System online platform.
Management of Community Resource Centres will transition to community organisations once the project closes in 2020.
One of the key undertakings of Community Resource Centres is to foster Multi Actor Partnerships (MAPs) – a coalition of CSOs, citizens, and other stakeholders around local policy issues to devise solutions. Each centre, with at least one staff facilitator, has the capacity to support three MAPs.
One of the key undertakings of a Community Resource Centre is to foster. Multi Actor Partnerships (MAPs) – a coalition of CSOs, citizens and other stakeholders around locally owned policy issues to devise solutions. Each centre, with at least one staff facilitator, has the capacity to support three MAPs.
Multi Actor Partnerships (MAP)
- Multi-Actor Partnerships (MAPs) are localised collectives of proactive community members joining from different parts of the civil society spectrum who are politically unbiased.
- A MAP has representatives from the civil society, local government, community leaders, entrepreneurs, the media, activists, minority groups, and the youth.
- MAPs aim to create an environment for transparency and accountability in local entities serving the community including educational institutions, local government departments, public health facilities, clubs, volunteer organisations, and NGOs etc.
Social Action Project
Social Action Projects (SAPs) are local initiatives carried out by MAP members working for the good of their community. P4D aims to bring about social change that will benefit local communities and society as a whole through these small scale initiatives.
As part of the MAP training, partners will develop the skills and knowledge to help plan and implement SAPs. Participants will work together to identify local issues, engage with local government and local networks of influence, and advocate for social change. Projects will address issues such as access to political participation, the environment, gender, climate change, community cohesion, livelihoods and literacy.