Informal settlements are a ubiquitous feature of African cities. To service and intervene in these complex settlement types it is crucial for local governments to engage and understand the settlements. Community Engagement: A Practical Workbook for Local Government Practitioners, Wilmot Arendse and Mercy Brown-Luthango, aims to increase understanding constructive community engagement in informal settlements. It seeks to improve the understanding of informal settlements, not just as physical structures but as a microcosm of informal activities, social relationships and networks to sustain livelihoods and community leadership.
This workbook has been designed as a practical guide for all local government officials, to assist them with an understanding of the main factors related to community engagement practices to deliver projects and programmes.