Host and Coordinate Networks, and Spaces for Engagement

The organisation engages in knowledge sharing and the facilitation of engagement between stakeholders. Isandla Institute sees its role as 'holding the space', where meaningful reflection, debate and engagement can happen.


Cities are potentially epicenters of undreamt wealth and diversity. But for most of their inhabitants the reality remains harsh and exclusionary. The 'Right to the City' is a concept that has become an important rallying cry over the l ...

Right to the City Dialogue Series

The GGLN is a network of South African non-governmental organisations (NGOs) that aims to promote participatory, effective, accountable and pro-poor local governance. The network was established in 2003 in order to provide an interface for civil soci ...

Good Governance Learning Network

In 2008, the HIV/AIDS and Local Government Research Network was renamed the HIV/AIDS and Local Government Learning Network (Halogen) to denote a shift in approach and participants. The approach now involves hosting four learning events per annum, whi ...


The aim of the Development Dialogues, which we co-host with the Open Society Foundation for South Africa, is to create a space for critical reflection and constructive dialogue among key development stakeholders. Each dialogue is initiated by brief a ...

Development Dialogues

Isandla Institute was the South African convenor of an international workshop that brought together local champions of public participation in Southern and Eastern Africa in November 2009. The project was a partnership initiative with the Citizenship ...

Pioneers of Participation
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