CSO Mentoring and Strengthening Program

About this program

Purpose: To contribute to the development of an effective and united voice of civil society in KwaZulu Natal, through supporting and capacitating the KZN CSO Coalition.

Why?

Civil society remains fragmented and has been unable to effectively engage government as partners about the implementation of a transformational development agenda. As a result, the voice of CSOs has been relegated to a few co-opted organisations that often speak on our behalf without a mandate.

How?

  • Hosting an annual conference that brings CSOs together to talk about
  • Building partnerships between CSOs and government at all levels
  • Debate critical policy issues affecting civil society
  • Supporting the network of CSOs in the province through providing a space for dialogue and discussion at DDP
  • Offering capacity building programmes to strengthen the work of members of the coalition
October 17, 2019

DDP SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP WORKSHOP

The Democracy Development Program hosted a 3 day Social Entrepreneurship Workshop at the DDP Seminar Room. The workshop was held from 14-16 October 2019. Facilitated by […]
August 23, 2019

BETTER REPORT WRITING WORKSHOP

Democracy Development Program hosted a report writing workshop on 21 -22 August 2019 at Marine Parade Hotel in Durban. Facilitated by Marisol Gutierrez, the aim of […]
June 6, 2019

ASONET SOCIAL COHESION WORKSHOP

By Daniel Dunia and Sthabiso Mdledle: The workshop focused on the art of leading people through processes towards agreed-upon objectives in a manner that encourages participation, […]
May 16, 2019

STRATEGIC PLANNING WORKSHOP FOR THE KZN SOCIETY FOR THE BLIND

By Sthabiso Mdledle – The Democracy Development Program (DDP) held a strategic workshop for the KZN Society for the Blind. The workshop took place at the […]
May 16, 2019

TRAIN THE TRAINER WORKSHOP

By Sthabiso Mdledle – The workshop focused on teaching and training community builders, youth as well as organisation leaders on how to conduct and facilitate dialogues, […]
May 16, 2019

DDP ELECTIONS OBSERVER MISSION TRAINING

Since the dawn of the new democratic dispensation the civil society sector has played a very critical role towards ensuring that the elections, were free, fair […]
May 16, 2019

DDP MARKETING AND PR FOR NPO’s WORKSHOP

The Democracy Development Program held a 2 day Capacity building workshop at Onomo Hotel on the 11-12 April 2019. Facilitated by Marisol Gutierres the workshop focused […]
May 16, 2019

DDP NEWS VERIFICATION WORKSHOP

DDP hosted a 2-day news verification workshop for community media in KwaZulu Natal at Onomo Hotel on the 16-17 April 2019. This workshop was aimed at […]