Capacitating rural communities for participation in the integrated development planning process.

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dc.contributor.author Mogaladi, Ramatsobane Shoky
dc.date.accessioned 2008-04-11T12:07:29Z
dc.date.available 2008-04-11T12:07:29Z
dc.date.issued 2008-04-11T12:07:29Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10539/4757
dc.description.abstract Despite stipulations in local government legislation that Municipalities should build the capacity of the local communities to enable effective public participation and to foster community participation in local government, little is known on how municipalities capacitate their people staying in the rural areas to participate effectively in the IDP process. This research study investigated, explored and analyzed capacity building programmes used by Lepelle-Nkumpi Local Municipality to capacitate its people staying in the rural areas to participate effectively in the IDP process. The study was conducted through qualitative interviews with officials working and people living in two rural wards. An analysis of the interviews yields that Lepelle-Nkumpi municipality does not have a capacity building policy or strategy for promoting effective participation of people in the IDP process. The capacity building programmes used by the municipality are more focused on ward committees, ward councilors and project steering committee members than on traditional leaders, small businesses and other people staying in the rural areas. The municipality has planned training programmes for ward committees, ward councilors and project steering committee members and none for other people. Information sharing is done through ward committees, municipality and council meetings for all categories of citizens. People who practise subsistence farming are capacitated through agricultural research based interventions. Skills development programmes are used to enhance participation of project steering committee members in monitoring the implementation of IDP projects. The capacity building programmes are effective in making people aware of structures they can use to participate in the IDP process and to participate during IDP project implementation and to a minimal extent enhances people’s participation in monitoring the implementation of IDP projects. The Municipality’s capacity building programmes enhances people’s skills to participate effectively during implementation of IDP projects and not in the decision making during analysis, strategies and approval phases of the IDP process. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Capacity building en
dc.subject Participatory democracy en
dc.subject Community participation en
dc.subject Integrated development planning en
dc.subject Local government en
dc.subject rural development en
dc.title Capacitating rural communities for participation in the integrated development planning process. en
dc.type Thesis en


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