our intervention strategy
Planact’s aim is to develop a knowledgeable, active society with access to all resources, that is aware of its rights and responsibilities and, an accountable state with clear local government systems and procedures.
This we do through project development, technical advice, social facilitation, capacity development, research and advocacy, and networking.
The unique methods applied will “enable the citizens, from the vulnerable groups, be involved in the participation of identifying, planning, deciding and implementing the development programmes to fulfil their requirements and desired needs”.
This will enhance good governance at the local level and will improve citizens’ habitable environments to alleviate inequality and poverty.
- Committed to advancing the vision of a just and equitable society;
- Committed to respect, integrity, and transparency;
- Committed to support all people regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, income, nationality, religion, age, physical ability, and health status;
How we Work
- Uphold participatory approaches to bring about inclusivity, equity and excellence;
- Undertake critical reflections;
- Promote development and growth amongst all staff members;
- Recognise and uplift all partners’ assets and promotes local ownership in shaping their initiatives
- Support and strengthen the agency of those who are marginalised and vulnerable
How we are Funded
Planact partners with institutions or organisations that demonstrate principles of working towards a just society.
Grants are sourced and accepted from:
- Local and international private donor organisations that demonstrate moral and ethical values that align with Planact’s ones;
- South African government departments with development programmes related and relevant to Planact’s work programmes;
- and Local businesses with good intentions to charity arrangements on various initiatives.
- A small percentage of work is funded with revenue generated from the services Planact provides, in its area of expertise.
Methodologies of Intervention
In order to achieve people centred approaches Planact uses the following methodologies to execute its work programmes.
- Research and conceptualisation of new applications;
- policy analysis and advocacy;
- initiating, support and coordinating development processes;
- developing capacity of targeted groups;
- and demonstrating solution through pilot projects.
Research and Conceptualise New Applications
Through gathering information on communities in which Planact is active, and documenting and reflecting on our work, Planact aims to contribute to a continuous learning process within our own staff and within the broader networks to which Planact is affiliated with. Detailed community-level surveys help to provide the baseline information that will inform Planact’s interventions as well as to help community leaders understand the community’s problems, needs, and aspirations.
Case study research is undertaken in order to capture best practices, challenges, and lessons learned through community development processes. Planact is also involved in research in various topics relevant to its communities, which should both inform and be informed by Planact’s experiences in the field.
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Policy Analysis and Advocacy
Inextricably tied to policy work is advocacy. Action to influence policy can involve developing position papers, participating in public hearings or forums, joining a coalition or campaign on key issues, or supporting community organisations as they undertake direct action. Planact chooses strategic issues that have the greatest relevance for the poor, marginalised communities in which we work in.