Center for Citizens, Democracy and Associational Life

The Centre for Communities (C4C) is a programming centre within SIVIO Institute. It promotes and nurtures citizen-based agency and development through catalysis of community borne efforts to resolve their common problems. The centre is premised on the assertion  that ‘citizens have the capacities to drive their own economic development using their local assets and resources.’ The centre focuses on what citizens are doing with each other through horizontal interactions to resolve common problems, and the manner in which they engage with  public institutions. The C4C collaborates and seeks to strengthen the efforts of various associations and community based organisations (CBOs) whose formations are inspired by real needs, interests and knowledge at community level.


The objectives of this centre are: