Category Archive Municipality of Zaghouan

Zaghouan’s Participatory Budgeting Citizen Forum

In the context of the Participatory Budgeting process, the municipality of Zaghouan organized 1 citizen forum through which the citizens participated in proposing project ideas of basic infrastructure, voting for the priority projects of their neighborhoods, and electing citizens delegates whose mission is to monitor the implementation of the final list of projects. This citizen forum covered the whole municipal zone of Zaghouan, and had been organized on the 3rd  of December 2017A communication campaign preceded the organization of the citizen forums to inform and invite the citizens to take part in the public meetings. Different kind of communication tools had been used during this campaign such as : Flyers, Posters, Banners, car loud-speaker service, radio broadcasts … In this first year / edition of the Participatory Budgeting, 52 citizens participated to present their project ideas related to roads, and to select the priority projects. The result of the organizations of the 5 citizens forums was a list of 5 project ideas of  basic infrastructure. Besides,  the citizens elected 3 citizen delegates in order to monitor and evaluate the implementation of the final list of projects.

Citizen Participation Rate

The citizen forum were organized by the municipality of Zaghouan in collaboration with the local civil society organizations, which provided volunteer members to play the role of “local facilitators” of the Participatory Budgeting. These facilitators ensured, in partnership with the municipality : the implementation of the communication plan to inform and invite the citizen to participate in the citizen forum; the preparation and the organization of the citizen forum; and the support of the citizen delegates in their monitoring and evaluation mission.

Participatory Budgeting local facilitators seminar – 2017

On the 20th & 21st of January 2017, the “Associative Action” organized a sharing experiences’ seminar for the local facilitators of the municipalities of Ariana, Monastir, Sidi Bouzid, Gremda, Béjà & Zaghouan, who contributed to the implementation of the Participatory Diagnosis as well as the Participatory Budgeting process in their municipalities.

This seminar was a good opportunity for the local facilitators to exchange experiences with each other, assess the results achieved in each city, and work out a plan to ensure the sustainability of the process.