People’s Dialogue on Human Settlements (PD) is a Ghanaian development organization committed to building collaborative partnerships between organized communities and (especially) local governments in contexts of deep urban poverty, landlessness, joblessness, and homelessness.
In a situation where over 60% of the urban population in Ghana live and earn their living in informality, we consider bridging the gap between formality and informality as the deepest challenge to the creation and management of inclusive and sustainable cities in which all people have a voice and a livelihood.
Together with GHAFUP, PD has developed a Strategic Plan to articulate its strategic directions for the next 4 years (2014–2017). The Strategic Plan is the result of collaborative efforts among community/federation leaders as well as key staff of PD, facilitated by qualified and experienced Organization Development specialists. The plan builds on nearly 10 years of experimentation, engagement, and learning with urban slum communities and now, PD and GHAFUP are ready for scale -up.
It is People’s Dialogue’s vision that urban poor lead the process of acquiring safe and secure livelihood – land, decent shelter, water, sanitation, voice and representation.
PD’s mission is to build the voice and agency of slum communities throughout the cities in Ghana, with a special focus on the role of women, in order to achieve inclusive cities in which the urban poor are to be at the centre of strategies and decision-making for equitable urban development.