Social Accountability and Community Engagements
PIFUD builds on previous and ongoing KCCA strategies and the lessons learned from the social and community engagement. Based on the lessons learned, PIFUD aims at building a culture of working together with a common language by promoting more inclusive political, institutional, economic and social inter-linkages between Kampala city, municipalities of GKMA, NGOs, Academic Institutions and local communities to tackle common urban development challenges, with a clear focus on inclusive local economic development.
Community Engagement will be strengthened via
Policy dialogue and peer-learning events
To engage the whole-of-government on financing urban policies and diversifying financial resources for urban development. The improved participatory mechanisms between KCCA and GKMA municipalities and the collaboration with Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDA’s), will reinforced capacities to contribute to national urban policy dialogues and design more efficient, affordable, safe and sustainable public services infrastructure within integrated metropolitan investment plans..
Learning by doing via Living Labs.
PIFUD is the platform to support KCCA and co-beneficiary municipalities to work with the private sector and communities (particularly youth and women). Via match-making events, local governments can demonstrate to the solution providers their role as enablers rather than “just regulator”. As such, via community engagement, local governments encourage proactive citizen project ownership to promote buy-in of communities and local business to local accelerated transformations. Working together is what underpins cities’ creditworthiness and sustainable financing policies for local sustainable development.
Environmental and social impact assessment
prepared with co-beneficiary municipalities and community engagement to achieve the expected results. The project will particularly work on piloting solar mini-grids systems in schools (focusing on schools catering to special needs children) to improve children access to education and communication, reduce insecurity linked to power shortages and darkness. In addition, the school team and children can become ambassadors of clean and affordable energy while at the same time combatting greenhouse gas emissions and global warming.