Using action-research to build the capacity of civil society organizations in Africa to increase their involvement in the social-political transformation of governance in Africa.
Component V aims to transform the social-political landscape – by inspiring and building the capacity of new social groups to increase involvement. The central focus will be building the capacity of civil society groups to increase their involvement in the social-political transformation of Africa and involves five main activities:
- Using action-research to build the capacity of civil society organisations in Africa to increase their evidence-based advocacy for policy change
- Building national and cross-border social movements as units for social change
- Organising specialized training in specific policy advocacy and building advocacy coalitions and networks to champion specific policy issues
- Organising for increased participation of new social groupings in political debate
- Identifying traditional African core values, such as Ubuntu, in various regions across Africa, conceptualising them into development practice and up-scaling them as African leadership values that will define Africanism