Community Engagement

In the selection process district administrations will be actively involved to ensure that the selection of the rural road works also reflects district priorities. As roads have been identified and agreed with local authorities, the project with confirm with Public works to ensure there are no overlaps. The project will thereafter carry out feasibility survey on selected roads and assess them against a number of objectively verifiable criteria.

The community engagement strategy involves building and managing relationships with stakeholders at both the local government and community levels so that they are both informed about project plans and activities and have the opportunity to participate in key decisions about project implementation.

Roles and engagement of key local and community stakeholders

Stakeholder Role Engagement
District Administration including PW
  • Selection of roads
  • Monitor construction
  • Maintenance mechanisms
  • Annual district planning meeting
  • Update reports (Quarterly)
  • Annual district review
Sub-District Administration
  • Intersuco Coordination
  • Dispute resolution
  • Annual district planning meeting
  • Update reports (at least quarterly)
  • Annual district review
Suco Council
  • Decisions about labour, local materials, cultural issues
  • Disseminate information to community
  • Suco council planning meeting
  • Coordination meetings during project implementation
  • Two representatives - district project review meeting
Community (men, women)
  • Give ideas about project implementation during survey and planning.
  • Work on road rehabilitation and maintenance
  • Raise any issues during implementation to ERA Supervisors.
  • Give ideas about ongoing road maintenance
  • Review project implementation processes.
  • Community meetings
  • Focus Group Discussions with Women and Men