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. These talks are key in our efforts to make democracy resilient and contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals from below. The talks are facilitated by ICLD and arranged in cooperation with Swedish Embassies, UCLG and other key partners.

Upcoming Talks

No more talks this year

Previous talks:

21 October 2021
How do we increase women’s political participation and leadership inTanzania?

15 September
Participatory Climate Action: Local Government Innovations

6 July 2021
If youth activist rule our cities?  From fridays for future to the city council

5 July 2021
Ungdomsmakt eller demokratikollaps ( in Swedish)

27 May 2021
Participatory Budget: Let Citizens Decide

2 March 2021
“If gender champions rule our cities: Key policies to create a more equal world from below” 
The talk was organised in cooperation with the Embassy of Sweden in Nairobi and UCLG Africa. Read more

Watch all our Local Democracy Talks here:

If youth activist ruled our cities – from Fridays For Future to the city council