ADVOCATING FOR CHANGE
DAG’s advocacy work is focused on promoting equal, inclusive and sustainable neighbourhoods. We believe in dealing with causes, not symptoms thereby creating change from within communities and policymakers.
We work with a range of Community Partners, Academics and Non-Governmental Organisations to lobby for pro-poor urban policy and practice changes. Our lobbying and advocacy strategies on human settlements policies and practice are largely informed by research undertaken in partnership with a wide range of local and international partners. The participatory research practice with local partners at the grassroots level has been instrumental
in influencing the current practice in the sector.
- In 2012, DAG implemented an innovative methodology to unblock unfinished housing projects in coordination with Provincial and Local government.
- DAG participated in the policy formulation of the new national PHP policy and guidelines, White Paper, Value Capture, Backyarders Policy
- DAG was actively involved in the National Housing Forum through the Urban Sector Network USN where new housing policy was developed.
- Actively participated in a Human Settlement reference group and drafted a position paper on the implementation of the Breaking New Ground (BNG) policy framework.