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Rafael Verbuyst is doing fieldwork in Suame Magazine (Kumasi, Ghana) within the context of the INCLUDE research project ‘Increasing political leverage for informal and formal workers’ organizations for inclusive development’. Suame Magazine is an industrialized area of Kumasi with many workshops for metal engineering and vehicle repair. Rafael wants to find out how informal workers and informal workers’ organizations are exercising political leverage to procure help in meeting their challenges in a rapidly changing environment. His research will focus on land issues and the strategies to cope with new car technologies, as the workers themselves identify these as the most pressing issues. Rafael writes a blog for INCLUDE to share his stories from the field.