It is People’s Dialogue’s vision that urban poor lead the process of acquiring safe and secure livelihood – decent shelter, water, sanitation, voice and representation.
This vision builds and draws from PD, GHAFUP, and GHAFIT’s deep and practical understanding of the nature of urban/city life and the gap that exists between urban poor living in informality and the formal world. We recognise that, urban/city system/life is a complex interaction of individuals, group, community, and city organization. It is also about how social, political, economic, and physical systems interact to produce inclusion or exclusion in city’s challenges or opportunities.
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.
Community exchange programmes rest on a very simple concept: the poor learn best from the poor. Community exchanges, in contrast to development processes that rely on experts as “agents of change,” actively involve slum residents in transforming their own lives.
Dialogue & Partnership Building
Slums are notoriously under-manned in terms of police personnel, and people are reluctant to report crimes, especially those of a domestic or sexual nature. In an attempt to address the issues of crime, police violence, and mutual distrust between police and poor urban communities…