The course seeks to build the capacity of individual members of the legislature and of councils to execute their oversight mandate through committees and for constituency individuals and organisations to support the work of the committees.
Committees have become more and more necessary and important given the complexity and large size of the public sector.
Committees are much more suitable to detailed collection of information and analysis and are more likely to come up with solutions to complex public problems if equipped with the right skills.
They are potentially among the most powerful mechanisms to ensure that Municipal councillors, members of the legislature and officials are accountable at all times.
This course will strengthen committees and committee members not only for oversight purposes but also as points of interface with informative citizens and institutions that can support the work of government and municipalities.