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Participatory Needs Assessment (PNA) Establishment of Local Area Dialogue Committees (LADCs) Information Sharing Systems and GIS
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Awareness Raising and Community Mobilisation Policy Advice for decision-makers

Participatory Needs Assessment (PNA):
PNA is a process, which brings local stakeholders (local administration, NGOs, local businesses, natural leaders, and residents’ representatives) together to discuss their needs and problems, to assess community resources, to negotiate a common vision for future development and to agree upon solutions and actions. This tool allows for better understanding among local stakeholders, hence encouraging partnerships.

Establishment of Local Area Dialogue Committees (LADCs):
Is one of PDP’s tools, which helps in understanding the communities, create civil entities that are able to lead communities and mobilise communities’ self-management and monitoring.

Information Sharing Systems and GIS:
The Geographic Information system (GIS) is a simple and interactive information based tool, which helps share accurate information about a local area among all stakeholders involved in participatory urban development. GIS facilitates the task of collecting data, building a geographical data base, visualising the relevant information by creating maps, and managing information.

Awareness Raising and Community Mobilisation: 
PDP works consistently on raising the awareness of the communities regarding several development issues and mobilises their commitment and involvement in the development of their locality.

Policy Advice for decision-makers:
PDP works with decision makers on the different levels (national, regional, local) for better policy structuring and implementation, supporting the institutionalisation of the participatory development approaches and its anchorage on the different levels.

European Union German Cooperation GIZ Ministry of Urban Renewal and Informal Settlements