CODOHSAPA – Supporting women slum dwellers to highlight their service delivery experiences and needs.

The goal of the project was to enable women and other marginalized slum dwellers to drive their own development agenda and influence community development through increasing their participation in local development and decision-making processes in two slum settlements in Freetown. The project took place between January and December 2019 in Thompson Bay and Portee/Rokupa Warf.

The project was implemented by CODOHSAPA in close collaboration with Federation of Urban and Rural Poor (FEDURP), a social network of women-led savings groups in slum, informal and other poor settlements.

A light-touch evaluation of the project was conducted with a focus on assessing to what extent the project has achieved its goal and objectives. The evaluation included a participatory workshop with CODOHSAPA staff, interviews with decision makers as well as key community stakeholders and a survey amongst 100 members of the broader community in Thompson Bay and Portee/Rokupa Warf. The interviews included key decision makers, a Councillor (Thompson Bay), a Chief (Thompson Bay) and two Chairmen of FEDURP (Portee/Rokupa Wharf and Thompson Bay). They were all closely involved in the project and both of the Chairmen had a role as a “focal person” for the project and had regular meetings with the CODOHSAPA staff.

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