Specific objectives of Civic Engagement
1. Change people’s attitudes and behaviors towards corruption and engage volunteers from amongst the citizens and youth groups in anti-corruption social movement.
2. Accelerate community participation in anti-corruption social movement.
3. Sensitize citizen about their rights and capacitate them to demand accountable and democratic governance and challenge corruption.
4. Undertake other need based/issue based interventions having governance implications.
5. Strengthen and build alliances and partnerships with like-minded organizations for expanding the support base for a sustained social movement against corruption.
A key pillar of TIB’s work is in the area of civic engagement spearheaded by the Committees of Concerned Citizens (CCCs) which are local level watchdog groups against corruption. The CCCs are composed of committed individuals with high degree of credibility, integrity, social acceptability, courage and capacity to inform, motivate and mobilise citizens and provide leadership in various activities designed to prevent corruption and abuse of power at the local level. Working on a voluntary basis, the CCCs draw up their own programme priorities and annual plan of work while TIB provides the technical and programmatic in implementing the programmes. Apart from various anti-corruption awareness activities, the programmatic focus of watchdog functions of CCCs are usually on key public service delivery institutions such as education, health, local government, land administration, etc. The CCCs are implementing numerous activities in two broad categories aimed at:
1. Raising awareness and participation in anti-corruption movement and creating demand for actions at local levels
2. Promoting social accountability with particular emphasis on the content and quality of services in selected public service delivery institutions relating to health, education and local government.