Since inception, Citizen Initiative for Democracy and Development (CIDD-UG) has invested significantly in the capacity development ranging from advocacy designing and research for knowledge building among citizens at national and sub-national level. Some of the contributions of Community Action Groups (CAGs) as strategy used by CIDD-U are immensely contributing towards increasing community civic competencies and enhancing citizen’s collaborations and participation in local government planning, budgeting and advocacy in social sectors like education and health that are critical in community development.