This project seeks to increase Hand in Hand members’ participatory and good governance issues as well receive training on socio-economic interventions.
Hand in Hand is doing this in partnership with URAIA Trust.
The involvement of citizens in the political process is an essential part of democracy. Tactics and strategies for increased citizen participation in local governance can be seen around the globe. Citizen participation in local governance involves ordinary citizens assessing their own needs and participating in local project planning and budget monitoring. It is important for improving public resource management and reducing corruption, by making public servants and political leaders accountable to the people. For citizen participation to work, transparency of government information is needed, as well as the inclusion of members into decision-making from groups whose concerns are being addressed. Excluding the weak and powerless from decision-making is a cause of poverty because it denies them rights and creates unequal power relationships.