Local Democracy Talks

Local Democracy Talks

Inspired by the Swedish foreign policy initiative, “Drive for Democracy”, ICLD organises live streamed high-level political panels called “Local Democracy Talks”. The aim of the talks is to create a constructive dialogue and exchange of experiences among leading local politicians to strengthen democratic governance.

#LocalDemocracyTalks in Kenya

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

Date: 2nd March, 2021 
Time: 12:00 – 13:00 (Swedish Time) 14:00 – 15:00 (Kenyan Time)

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


Caroline Vicini (welcome speech)

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

Adelina Mwau Ndeto

Deputy Governor, Makueni County, Kenya

Jimmy Jansson

Mayor of the city of Eskilstuna, Sweden

Amelie Tarschys Ingre

Councilor and Chair of the Education Committee in Lidingö, Sweden

Jean Pierre Elong Mbassi

Secretary General of UCLG – Africa

Nereah Amondi Oketch

Member of County Assembly in Homa Bay County, Kenya

About Local Democracy Talks

Inspired by the Swedish foreign policy initiative, Drive for Democracy, ICLD organises high-level political panels called “Local Democracy Talks”. The aim of the talks is to create a constructive dialogue and exchange of experiences among leading local politicians to strengthen democratic governance. These talks are key in our efforts to make democracy resilient and contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals from below. 

The Local Democracy Talks take place in the form of panel debates, that last about one hour and are live streamed. These talks are facilitated by ICLD and arranged in cooperation with Swedish Embassies, UCLG and other key partners.