#Accountable communities 

Mobilizing a community is a lot more complex than community organizers have admitted.

Stepping into a community, a change agent has to be careful not to take sides or show favour to particular stakeholders. For obvious reasons.

In communities that have an inherent ability to draw profit from their daily dealings, the complexities become even more abhorrent. 

Circumstances as they are, the ultimate beneficiaries become the victims of the amplified negative aspects. In South Africa’s case, drugs remain one of the major amplifiers.

The challenge here, like in the M&G article below is, visualizig the links between the stakeholders responsible for the state of the community and the participators (victims?) who simply respond to the state of the community.

Accountability is not the sole preserve of the government…

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