We seek to strengthen efforts to mobilise citizen groups to oversee community initiatives, solve challenges and support development interventions. Our work promotes community based organisations such as neighbourhood watches or health workers committees to engage with government and non-state actors to advance meaningful interventions on pressing local issues such as high crime, youth unemployment, trader rights or health worker fatigue. Using creative methods and participatory tools, we have highlighted the important role of these efforts at citizen mobilisation and raised awareness on the need for support to broaden impact and ensure sustainability. The leadership of citizen movements often feel isolated, under-resourced, and threaten by powerful interest groups and corrupt state officials. Our work provides these leaders with opportunities to reflect and re-strategize.