Planact’s Local Governance Programme Coordinator, Mike Makwela, participated in the World Urban Forum held in Rio de Janero, Brazil from the 22nd to 26th March 2010 as part of a delegation of civil society organisations from South Africa sponsored by Cordaid including representatives from Development Action Group (DAG), Built Environment Support Group (BESG), and Afesis-Corplan. The delegation also engaged in a learning exchange programme visiting similarly-focused civil society organisations in Brazil, municipalities, and different settlement developments.