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Welcome to LODRAT

Local Development Research and Advocacy Trust (LODRAT) is an organization formed against the backdrop of an ever-increasing need for evidence-based solutions to problems facing our communities. Formed by academics, legal experts, development practitioners and human rights activists, LODRAT deals with a diversity of issues that local communities face. At LODRAT we value synergies with civil society, academic institutions, and independent researchers in our bid to address problems that communities face. LODRAT advocates for indigenous sustainable solutions to the socio-economic...

Vision
  • To be a leading centre for research, training, and advocacy on community development issues in Southern Africa.

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Social Research

We have expertise in carrying out research in a wide range of areas which include governance, health, environment, and development issues.

Health

Health and wellbeing issues affect day to day lives of people across the world. Our team has been undertaking research and community engagement in the social dynamics of health in our contemporary societies.

Governance

We offer support to central and local governments on governance processes. Our team has experience in developing policies and systems that foster participation and involvement of young people, women, PWD, ratepayers and citizens.

Environment

At LODRAT we conduct research which promotes the sustainable use and management of land, energy and water resources in communities. We advocate for environmental justice in disadvantaged and vulnerable communities.

Development

Development is people-centred and multidimensional. It covers PESTEL issues (political, economic, social, technology, environment and legal issues). LODRAT engages in community development through empowering the vulnerable group of the society.

Well Being

These include research in public health, alternative medicine, SRH, health systems and policy analysis, surveys, disease mapping and surveillance. We endeavour to generate socially relevant data and interventions in health.

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Local Development Research and Advocacy Trust (LODRAT) is an organization formed against the backdrop of an ever-increasing evidence-based solutions to problems facing our communities.

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