• Promoting excellence in public participation in Southern Africa

A warm welcome to all our IAP2 Southern Africa members, friends of IAP2, and other interested stakeholders and groups across the African Continent. It is indeed a privilege to be part of this growing family of IAP2 and to have the opportunity to engage with you on this platform.

IAP2SA is committed to a year of more interactive engagements aimed at sharing valuable and relevant information. Our objective is to enhance the daily activities and the profession of public participation practitioners, the image of IAP2SA and more so; to ensure that you are kept up-to-date on informative information within the public participation / stakeholder engagement field.

We hope to achieve our objective through the use of various social mediums including, but not limited to, dedicated webinar sessions, IAP2SA Whatsapp group, Facebook and Twitter updates, through our face-to-face Board and Annual General Meetings, upcoming training and events that we will be hosting during the year.

We cannot achieve this alone and thus urge you to take part in this exciting, yet transforming, journey with us.

Our training dates for 2022 are now available. Please click the button below to request more information.


In association with Essential Planning, IAP2 SA is pleased to offer


(Planning module and Technical modules)

Please download the flyer for details


IAP2SA Webinar Series

On 29 July 2021, IAP2 Southern Africa held the first of a series of webinars around the theme, “Using public participation and stakeholder engagement to mobilise sustainable community development … asset-based community development (ABCD) is just one of those tools!”. It was a successful afternoon, with local and international private practitioners and government practitioners from 14 countries among the audience.

The webinar explored the relationship between the IAP2 public participation spectrum and community-led development. A key observation is that the application of the ABCD approach often stimulates participation, enables involvement and moves engagement into collaboration and empowerment. This allows for a local multiplier effect with the outcomes being more than just the individual project pieces. The uniqueness is that the approach deliberately connects the human asset to the other asset categories – community/social, Institutional, finance/economic and natural resource assets.

An asset-based approach brings out the relationship between participation and the development impact of delivery.

About us
IAP2 Southern Africa (IAP2 SA) is the regional affiliate of the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2)
Meet the IAP2 SA Board
IAP2 SA relies on the passion and leadership of a board of volunteer directors elected annually by members.
Membership information
If you are involved in public participation in Southern Africa, then IAP2 SA is for you!
Training courses
IAP2SA offers several internationally recognised training programmes, presented by our accredited trainers.


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