ICLD programmes open for application

Three of our Advanced International Training Programmes are now open for application:
“Women’s Political Leadership”, “Public Financial Management and Local Economic Development” and “Leadership in Local Governance”.

Are you a local government official willing to upgrade your professional toolbox with necessary tools for financing local development?

Are you a female political leader at local or regional level feeling prompted to getting empowered with improved leadership skills and strengthened as an agent of change?

Are you an elected politician, a grassroots organisation representative and a public official, constituting a team which endeavors to make governance in your municipality equitable and inclusive?

If the answer to any of the questions is YES – welcome to apply!

As a participant of our International Training Programme you will have the opportunity to work on a challenge from your own local government, and get support and knowledge from experts, mentors and colleagues from other local governments.

Learn what former participants thought about the three programmes:

Women’s Political Leadership

Rajka Vujovic, Serbia

We will, through a series of personal portraits, highlight people who are playing a significant role in the development of local democracy where they live. Today being International Women's Day, we will obviously begin the series by highlighting a "Gender champion" – Vujovic Rajka from Serbia! Read her own story at: https://icld.se/en/article/rajka-vujovic-gender-champion

Publicerat av ICLD – Swedish International Centre for Local Democracy Tisdag 5 mars 2019

Being a participant at ICLD ITP for women in politics is one of my most precious life experience so far. Highly professional and what is more important, friendly staff of ICLD will care for former students. They will stay in touch and help with advices in future career of a former participants. I’ve shared experience and spoke about my challenges with people around The Globe. I saw the women around the world are facing the similar problems everywhere!
– Rajka Vujovic, Serbia former participants of the programme Women’s Political Leadership

More info about the Women’s Political Leadership programme.

Leadership in Local Governance

“Leaders/change agents in municipalities who passionately seek to produce change in their respective municipalities cannot afford to miss this programme. It provides lessons to leaders on principles of how to effectively effect change in their municipalities to surmount problems in particular aspects of their societies, issues surrounding sustainable development, accountability and democracy. In addition, participants are given exposure to different models of development administration and change management through visits to various countries including Sweden.”
– Tony Tembo, Chienge, Zambia, former participant of the programme Leadership in Local Governance

More info about the Leadership in Local Governance training programme.

Public Financial Management and Local Economic Development

Hanlie Linde was former participant of the Public Financial Management and Local Economic Development programme.

“Being part of the programme was a very enriching experience for me personally but also for the community that I serve. We had the opportunity to solve a long outstanding challenge in one of our communities through the guidance and assistance of the ICLD mentors and programme.  Go for it!
– Hanlie Linde, Municipal Manager, Bergrivier Municipality, South Africa

More information about the programme for Public Financial Management and Local Economic Development.