Political and Civil Participation of Youth:
We believe that the voices and the energies of young people are vital for the development of our society! This is a flagship of ADLG where we work to promote youth political and civic participation by enhancing capacities of young people to engage in democracy discourse, sharpen their abilities to voice and polish their skills to negotiate and reduce fear. We offer special trainings for youths on leadership skills and governance and accountability.
Media and Civic Education
This program focuses on research and surveys on democracy and Local governance, ADLG. This program also develops advocacy and learning materials including newsletters, radio/TV spots and other visual and digital communication technologies.
This program works with journalists in many creative ways to inform the public for the growth of public debates and dialogues. ADLG seek to establish a strategic mechanism for people to access information through community radio.
Election and Voter Education
ADLG encourage men and women to participate in election process, young people are in particular supported to understand and participate meaningfully in democracy processes, we offer training in “Representation and Peoples Democracy” which includes: elections, electoral systems, significance of voting, democratic principles and various practices. ADLG facilitates trainings for election observers/poll watchers; we encourage CSOs to use a guide for election observers which we produced in 2010.
Political and Civil Participation of women
This program works more with existing Community Groups/Producer groups which were formed for various purposes including those concerned with savings and credit facility. ADLG enhances the capacities and facilitates dialogues in the areas of democratic governance, women’s human rights, transparency, and accountability within these groups as we seek to support women to have equal say in meetings, dialogues, fora at villages and at district levels. ADLG also seek to train and mentor women who wish to become effective leaders.
Leadership and Local empowerment
This is basically working at Local Government level, especially at villager and Ward level. We facilitate a process of critical thinking and identification of governance issues affecting communities while seeking viable Collective Actions. In the process, we offer ‘mentoring’ as villagers galvanize reforms in their villages. This program is aiming at stimulating the mandatory village assemblies to take place in a more democratic and required proper manner. ADLG also offers the skills necessary for communication, conflict resolution, and encourages constructive dialogues to take place.
Human rights education and citizen accountability
ADLG is concerned with personal security, freedom, dignity and opportunities of the marginalized; people living with HIV/AIDS, people with disability, the vulnerable young men and women.
ADLG facilitate the teaching of the history, theoretical foundation, critical issues and law of human rights. We seek to impart knowledge and skills in citizen accountability and human rights advocacy and strategies for actions from a Rights Based Perspective (RBP) where these special groups are placed at the centre of the designing advocacy strategies on issues that affect them.
ADLG works with the Community Groups to monitor public resources through accountability seeking tools including Public Expenditure Tracking (PETs), Social Accountability Monitoring System, and Community Score Card through a Rights Based Approach (RBA).