The Good Governance and Democracy Programme focuses on enhancing relations between elected representatives, appointed officials and citizens. The programme uses communication for development approaches to address the lack of strong good governance systems in Southern Africa, which has an impact on processes of institutionalising democracy as well as facilitating citizen driven development. To this effect, the programme promotes citizen participation in electoral processes and equip the media with tools and skills to contribute to preventing and mitigating conflict.
To increase citizen participation in fostering good governance processes.
The Good Governance and Democracy Programme aims to achieve the following strategic objectives:
- To strengthen citizens’ demand for transparency and accountability in the management of public resources
- To promote citizen’s participation in democratic processes
- To promote citizen participation in advancing regional integration