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General Purposes

Centre for Public Participation

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Special Initiatives
  • Grant Amount $130,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2003–December 31, 2004
  • Location Durban, South Africa
  • Geographic Focus KwaZulu-Natal, Province of

About this grant

The Centre for Public Participation, originally a project of the Black Sash, was created to facilitate community participation in governance processes in KwaZulu-Natal. Multiyear funding will assist the center in its transition from a project into an independent organization. Objectives include building the center’s capacity to provide community training and advocacy interventions to hold government accountable for good governance; increasing the participation of non-governmental and community-based organizations in government processes, particularly at the local level; providing information, networking, training, research and advocacy support to strengthen advocacy interventions; and advocating for effective government mechanisms to encourage public participation in governance.