PDev II supported SOS-Civisme Niger in the implementation of a consultation process to promote engagement between various groups of the population and government within the Niamey 5 neighborhood of Niamey. Niamey 5 was chosen because it faces high population density, unemployment and security concerns. The activity's aim was to improve local governance through activities that built the capacity of local governance institutions while increasing citizen participation.
A committee comprised of locally elected officials, religious leaders, journalists, women's organizations, youth and traditional leaders was assembled. They identified issues in the community such as security, health and sanitation. Once identified, awareness sessions were organized with assistance from SOS-Civisme Niger, PDev II and the local government.