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General Purposes

Participative Development Initiative

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Increasing Access to Justice
  • Grant Amount $50,000
  • Grant Period March 1, 2008–February 28, 2009
  • Location Durban, South Africa
  • Geographic Focus KwaZulu-Natal, Province of

About this grant

This grant provides general purpose support to Participative Development Initiative, an organization that assists communities in implementing sustainable programs through training and mobilization of resources from their local governments for development initiatives. It advocates for the sustainable use of natural and human resources for economic and social development in South Africa. Established in 1998, the Participative Development Initiative has successfully provided training and mentoring support to hundreds of community-based initiatives in several provinces across South Africa. Working with civil society organizations and Ward Committees in targeted communities, the grantee will provide education and training for community members to develop a culture of self-reliance, help identify sustainable projects based on available human and natural resources, teach communities how to engage in local government planning and resource allocation processes, and advocate for community-initiated sustainable development projects.