Description: Planact is a non-governmental development organisation, whose aim is to bring about local development for the vulnerable within an integrated framework. Originally formed as a voluntary association of professionals in 1985, Planact has evolved into a well-established non-profit organisation whose contributions to urban development processes are widely known and valued. Planact focuses on deepening democracy at the local governance level by enabling and fostering genuine citizen participation in all local government development processes; advancing access to habitable environments; and linking previously marginalised and vulnerable citizens to economic opportunities.

Mission: To facilitate community development processes that enhnce participatory governance at the local level to improve citizens’ habitable environments in ways that alleviate poverty and bring about equity among all citizens.

Outreach: National/Local

Right to the City Components:

  • 3. Inclusive citizenship
  • 4. Enhanced Political Participation
  • 6. Quality Public Spaces and Services
  • 8. Sustainable Cities with inclusive rural-urban linkages

Working groups:                      

  • Advocacy
  • Gender
  • Regional



Twitter: @planact_ngo