Development Workshop was founded in 1973 and has been a promoter of urban and civic rights for more than four decades. DW is an active member of the African platform of the GPR2C. We have worked with international and African partners during the last 4 or 5 years as advocates for the right to the city in many local, national and international forums. We were instrumental in getting the Angolan Government to support the inclusion of the right to the city in the New Urban Agenda.
Development Workshop Angola (DW) is a non-profit organisation working to improve civic rights and living conditions for the poor in less-developed communities. Its programme focus areas include shelter, peri-urban settlement upgrading, water supply and sanitation, primary health care, small enterprise development and disaster mitigation. DW’s strategy is to strengthen the voices and capacity of communities and organisations defend their rights to land and housing and to act on development problems and opportunities.
Right to the City Components:
- Gender Equality
- Inclusive Citizenship
- Political Participation
- Quality Public Spaces and Services
- Urban-rural linkages