Active citizenship
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DanChurchAid and active citizenship

The Active Citizenship Programme works to consolidate citizen participation by creating agency through fostering the culture of citizen ownership over governance processes.

However, given the vulnerability of the ordinary citizens due to poverty and other structural barriers, it is incumbent that the citizens are empowered to buttress the excesses of the state against the people. This is the approach that the Active Citizenship Programme adopts.

The Active Citizenship Programme also has a flagship Platform called the Civic and Political Space Platform comprising of all the partners which was formed and supported by DCA as a forum which could be the voice advocating for political and economic good governance, inter alia, the platform looks at issues of accountability, rule of law, transparency, corruption and separation of powers among other governance issues.