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Participatory Local Governance Program


  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Special Initiatives
  • Grant Amount $100,000
  • Grant Period April 1, 2003–March 31, 2005
  • Location Braamfontein, South Africa
  • Geographic Focus Gauteng

About this grant

The mission of Planact is to help poor, marginalized communities on the urban periphery of Gauteng articulate their needs and play a meaningful role in local government planning and development processes. Funding will enable Planact to provide capacity-building support for community-based organizations in poor communities; develop communication between local government and community-based organizations; organize training interventions to promote good governance; and monitor and evaluate the process of local government policy implementation.Planact was established in 1985 to address issues of urban development and prepare communities for legitimate local government.