Asiye eTafuleni (AeT) is a non-profit organization focused on promoting and developing good practice and process around inclusive urban planning & design. We collaborate with informal workers and allied professionals in order to develop inclusive urban spaces that support sustainable livelihoods for informal workers.
The goal of our work is to empower the working poor to become co-developers in their working environments. We advocate investment in urban planning and design interventions, and deep consultative and participatory processes. We believe these approaches can set a trajectory for meaningful socio-economic development for informal workers operating in public spaces while enhancing the public domain through facilitating better urban management; and thus leading to an improved urban experience for all.
Asiye eTafuleni strives for a balanced approach through thoroughly consultative and participative processes in the provision of support for urban informal workers, while enhancing the public domain through facilitating better urban management; and thus leading to an improved urban experience for all.
AeT’s staff bring a unique combination of skills and experience to their work, combining professional expertise in design, urban management, research and social facilitation. AeT’s Management Board is comprised of informal workers, professionals and academics from a wide field of professionals backgrounds in economics, law and development studies and lend a range of complementary skills and insights to AeT’s day-to-day work. Finally, AeT’s core partners are informal workers, with whom AeT engages on a daily basis, in office and at their workplaces, so that we can effectively and realistically work to understand and address their needs.