Citizen Engagement Program

About this program

Purpose: To accompany citizens and communities to achieve their full human potential through creating, facilitating and fostering spaces for critical dialogue and change.

Why?

To activate, educate and mobilise citizens in order to become active co-participants in the creation and accomplishment of their own development agenda.

How?

  • Hosting public dialogues around critical issues of governance, accountability, social and economic justice, and nation building
  • Empowering and accompanying communities through capacity building workshops to support, capacitate and mentor those we work with
  • Producing educational materials that can be distributed to communities to inform and educate them about critical issues of active citizenship
  • Building partnerships with community radio stations in order to increase the reach of our educational programmes to remote and marginalised areas
May 14, 2019

SOCIAL COHESION CONFERENCE 2018

By: Lizeka Maduna – In a society where divisions are rife and people have no idea of what social cohesion entails, Democracy Development Program together with […]
May 14, 2019

CITIZEN ACTIVISM & POLITICAL ACCOUNTABILITY

How citizens have continued to mobilise themselves in holding political leaders accountable. Democracy Development Program (DDP) hosted a Public Forum to unpack the issue of Citizen […]
May 14, 2019

DDP AND UKZN LOCAL GOVERNMENT CONFERENCE 2018

The case of Sub national Government and Vision 2030 Democracy Development Program (DDP) in partnership with the University of KwaZulu Natal (UKZN) hosted the 8th Annual Local […]
May 14, 2019

DDP PUBLIC FORUM: UNPACKING THE 2019 STATE OF THE NATION ADDRESS FOR CIVIL SOCIETY

What is the 4th Industrial Revolution? Renowned political analyst and research fellow at the Helen Suzman Foundation, Aubrey Matshiqi led a public discussion with civil society […]
May 14, 2019

DDP MULTIPARTY DIALOGUE

The Democracy Development Program (DDP) has since its inception in 1993, been committed to the principles of Constitutional Democracy and building of a Human Rights Culture […]
May 14, 2019

LINDELANI YOUTH EMPOWERMENT INDABA

The Lindelani Youth Forum recognises that in their community the number of young people at Lindelani/ Richmond farm are leaving under unforeseen circumstances, these circumstances are […]
May 14, 2019

DDP CIVIC EDUCATION PROGRAM CONTINUES

The DDP Civic Education Program formerly know as the Train the Trainer program has over the years seen more than 40 dialogues conducted per year, in […]
May 14, 2019

OUR WORK WITH POLITICAL PARTIES

Civil society has not only been instrumental in monitoring and observation of elections, but it has created a space for political party engagements. The sector has […]
May 14, 2019

DDP & PACSA – MULTI-PARTY DIALOGUE: PMB

The Democracy Development Program (DDP) in partnership with the Pietermaritzburg Agency for Community Social Action (Pacsa, an NGO based in PMB, and  works on issues of […]
May 9, 2019

DEAF RIGHTS ARE HUMAN RIGHTS – HUMAN RIGHTS DIALOGUE

The Lindelani Youth Forum and the DDP took the initiative to host a dialogue to celebrate and educate the community on deaf people and their rights. […]