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#LocalDemocracyTalks in Kenya

2 mars kl. 12:00 13:00 CET

If gender champions rule our cities:
Key policies to create a more equal world from below 

Organised in cooperation with the Embassy of Sweden in Nairobi and UCLG Africa

Panel:

Welcome by Caroline Vicini, Swedish Ambassador in Kenya, Head of Mission Permanent Representative to UNEP and UN-HABITAT 

Adelina Mwau Ndeto, Deputy Governor, Makueni County, Kenya

Nereah Amondi Oketch, Member of County Assembly in Homa Bay County, Kenya

Amelie Tarschys Ingre, Councilor and Chair of the Education Committee in Lidingö – Sweden 

Jean Pierre Elong Mbassi, Secretary General of UCLG – Africa 

Jimmy Jansson, Mayor of the city of Eskilstuna, Sweden

Moderator: Johan Lilja, Secretary General ICLD  

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Panel discussion: More than Good Goals

5 maj kl. 15:00 16:00

Live-streamed panel discussion on how local goverments can use the voluntary local reviews for pathways towards the SDGs.

Date and time: 5th May at 15:00 CEST / 16:00 EST.
Duration: 1 hour

Background:
Local governments around the world have started to implement the so called “Voluntary Local Reviews -VLRs” to report on their advances and challenges to achieve the 2030 Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This panel brings together local government officials from the cities of Malmö, Riga, Cape Town and Buenos Aires to share their experiences in the process of reporting progress on the SDGs. Panellists will discuss: How can we engage with local communities in the reporting process? What are the lessons learnt? And why are VLRs a key methodology to move from goals to action? This panel is jointly organized by the Swedish International Centre for Local Democracy (ICLD), UN habitat and United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG).

Panelists:

Monika Månsson,

Project manager, Environment Department, City of Malmö, Sweden

Jurijs Grizāns

Senior Project Manager, Riga City Council, Latvia

Mariana Cammisa

DG Officer, Buenos Aires City Government, Argentina

Anna Koledova

Analyst, UN-Habitat Russia Office

Natasha Primo

Cape Town, South Africa

Moderator: Åsa Jonsson

Chief, a.i. Strategic Monitoring and Reporting Unit External Relations, Strategy, Knowledge and Innovation Division United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-Habitat

Local Democracy Talks – Participatory Budget: Let Citizens Decide

27 maj , kl. 12:00 13:00

This high-level panel brought together a group of leading politicians from the cites of Nässjö and Åre in Sweden, Barcelona in Spain, and Mykolaiv in Ukraine to share their personal stories on the value of letting people decide over the municipal budget. What are their motivations? Why do they believe in participatory budget? What are the limitations and what can be achieved?  These are some of the questions discussed during the panel that was attended by 46 people online from 10 different countries.

Letting people participate and decide on how public funds should be spent can contribute to more democratic engagement. It can create a stronger link between citizens and local politicians leading to more accountability and transparency. Participatory budgets originally coined in the city of Porto Alegre in Brazil at the end of 1990s have been used for a long time in different parts of the world and few experiments have been conducted in Sweden and Ukraine. However, participatory budget requires politicians who can share power with their citizens. Why are some local politicians actively supporting participatory budgeting while many others don’t?  

The panelists: 

Marc Serra, Secretary General of the IOPD and Councilor Barcelona, Spain. Find more information about the participatory budget process in Barcelona here.

Anna-Carin Magnusson, Mayor of the city of Nässjö, Sweden. Find information about Nässjö’s citizen budget here.  

Peter Jansson, President of the city council of Åre, Sweden. Find more information about Åre’s citizen budget here

Oleksandr Syenkevych, Mayor of Mykolaiv, Ukraine. Find more information about Mykolaiv’s participatory budget in Ukrainian here.

Iryna Skaliy, National Programme Officer, Ukraine.

Moderator: Ana-Maria Vargas, ICLD

Find more success stories from Ukraine here

This paneldiscussion is a part of ICLD series Local Democracy Talks

Gender Responsive Budgeting as a fundamental response to economic distress due to the COVID -19 pandemic

9 juni , kl. 08:15 12:30

This seminar is part of the ICLD cross-pollination seminar series: ”COVID-19 emerging issues for local democracies”

Who can apply: active participants in all ICLD`s training programmes and municipal partnerships as well as for ICLD alumni.

This seminar will take 70 participants maximum. Last day of registration is 1stJune.

Would you like to be added to our waiting list if someone cancel their attendence? Please send an e-mail to our administrator erika.berglin@icld.se

Why gender responsive budgeting

Women are disproportionately shouldering the burden of unpaid care and domestic work triggered by the lockdowns, and they are losing their livelihoods faster than men. The  World Bank report 2020 indicate women constitute between 60 to 80 percent of the labor force in the global value chain for apparel. The volume of order cancellations in the apparel industry and the temporary closure of retail shops have resulted in factory shutdowns in Bangladesh, Cambodia, and Viet Nam, negatively impacting women’s jobs. Women in the tourism and hospitality sectors have faced similar challenges.

As an example; the UN study of April 2021, shows that the COVID-19 pandemic has had far-reaching and diverse effects on women and girls in East and Southern Africa, and will set back global efforts to achieve most gender-related SDG targets, especially those relating to SDG 3 and SDG 5. These among many findings inform the need to urgently ensure gender responsive budgeting for an equitable and inclusive economic recovery.


Programme 9 June

Gender Responsive Budgeting as a fundamental response to economic distress due to the COVID -19 pandemic 

08:15                                   Participant Registration

08:30                                   Welcome remarks by Johan Lilja, Secretary General ICLD


SESSION I: INTRODUCTIONS AND SEMINAR OVERVIEW

08:35-08:50    Seminar programme outline & Setting Expectations
Anne Scheffer Leander
, Programme Officer, ICLD and Joseph Ossiya, National mentor, Gender mainstreaming, Uganda

SESSION II: COVID-19: UNDERSTANDING THE NEW NORMAL, LIGHTING UP AN UNCERTAIN FUTURE

08:50-09:20    A broad look at the gender and economic dimensions of the COVID-19 pandemic and defining key cross-cutting characteristics of the new normal. Including Case Study from Kumi, Uganda, Joseph Ossiya, mentor Q & A

09:20-09:40  Discussions in breakout rooms and Plenary reflection, Anne Scheffer Leander, Programme Officer, ICLD

SESSION III: ADOPTING INNOVATIVE RESPONSES AND IMPLEMENTATION STRATEGIES

09:40-10:15    Survey on emerging gender issues precipitated by the COVID-19 pandemic

Discussions in breakout rooms and plenary reflection, Anne Scheffer Leander, Programme Officer, ICLD

10:15-10:25  Short Break

SESSION III: Continue

10:25-10.40  Responding to COVID-19 through gender Responsive Budgeting in Local democracies:
A brief case study of Amuru district in Uganda, Team Amuru and Joseph Ossiya, Uganda

10:50 – 11:05  Gender Responsive and Participatory Budgeting:  A gender mainstreaming approach to promote local democracies in the new normal. Ong Bee Leng, CEO, Penang Women’s Development Corporation (PWDC), Malaysia

11:05-11:15  Q & A and Plenary Discussions

SESSION IV: TAKING ACTION: ANALYSING EMERGING  GENDER MAINSTREAMING PRIORITIES

 11:15-11:30 Recognizing opportunities and threats to gender mainstreaming in local democracies in the new normal. Lauren Paremoer, senior lecturer, the Political Studies Department at the University of Cape Town.


11:30-12:05   Survey, Discussions in breakout rooms and Plenary reflection
                      
12:05-12:15  Short Break

         
SESSION V: NEXT STEPS – INCREASED RESILIENCE THROUGH SHARED EXPERIENCES AND CROSS-POLLINATION OF BEST PRACTICES

12:15-12:25
  Fostering sharing and learning team. Demere Kitunga, CEO, Readership for Learning and Development

12:25-12:30  EVALUATION AND CLOSE OF TRAINING FORMALITIES

Anne Scheffer Leander, Programme Officer, ICLD and Joseph Ossiya, National mentor, Gender mainstreaming, Uganda

About ICLD cross-pollination seminar series

ICLD cross-pollination seminar series: ”COVID-19 emerging issues for local democracies” is open for active participants in all ICLD`s training programmes and municipal partnerships as well as for ICLD alumni.

Main objectiv of ICLD cross-pollination seminar series is to facilitate continuous structured learning, knowledge-sharing and exchange of practical experience among teams in ICLD’s programs across the world in a deliberate effort to address key emerging issues and challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.