Action for Accountability

The Action for Accountability (A4A) project aims to support communities to organize and lead cooperation between our communities and local leaders.

Invitation to Submit Short Video Documentary Proposal for the “Action for Accountability –
Civic Action for greater accountability ” project

Action for Accountability is an EU co-funded project being advanced through a partnership between the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation (AKF), the Accountability Lab South Africa (ALSA) and the Public Service Accountability Monitor (PSAM). The project has a three year duration and commenced in February 2022 and ends in February 2025.

Key elements of the project include establishing community action groups (CivActs) who through active engagements with office bearers would build on accountability for improved public service delivery. The CivActs are supported by Activists Media Fellows and data collectors to support the CivAct cycle of processing community issues. The project includes and Integrity Icons component that must be featured in the documentary. The attached concept note provides a detailed view of the project.

The approved project contains the following deliverable: “A video documentary, on the local communities’ (Lenasia, Finetown, Mondeor, Makhanda) processes of undertaking the local level community-based monitoring of service delivery, engagement with government and the overall results including the project successes and lessons learnt for various elements and project dimensions required for claiming local level accountable services”.

The documentary (40-45 mins) would need be to describe the project, need to capture the experience of the CivActs over the lifespan of the project using audio and visual content, and finally showcase the findings of the project.

The targeted audience for the final documentary would be wide ranging from the local communities, govern departments, civil society groups as well as an international audience as required by the European Union.



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