Civics Academy and Activate will be running pilots of this workshop in different provinces and contextual settings (urban, rural and peri urban) in order to refine the programme. The aim is to develop a Youth Making Local Government Work Toolbox, which community leaders can use to train their constituencies on how to increase effective participation and engagement in local government issues. The first pilot took place in April in the urban setting of Retreat in the Western Cape. Please see https://southafrica.hss.de/news/news/youth-making-local-government-work-a-pilot-workshop-in-cape-town-news2777/ for more detail on this workshop. The second pilot was held in the rural area of Ngcobo in the Eastern Cape, which helped the organisers understand the nuanced approaches required for the workshop to be effective in different contexts.