ICLD

International training programmes

The overall goal of ICLD’s training programmes is to combat poverty in all its forms.  

ICLD’s training programmes are aimed at decision-makers and administrative officials in developing countries, whether they work in the public sector, trade and industry, or voluntary organisations. The opportunity for the participants to learn from Swedish cutting edge skills, experience and methodologies in the field of local democracy development is what lies at the heart of the training programmes. There is, however, another goal, namely the creation of long-term networks and partnerships between developing countries and between the participants and Swedish stakeholders. 

There are seven different training programmes, all of which are provided free of charge, with participants’ travel costs and board and lodging also financed by ICLD.

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Projects

Strengthening local democracy through gender mainstreaming

Robertsfors, Västerbotten in Sweden, and Machakos in Kenya, have made impressive progress within their ICLD Municipal Partnership and are now kicking off their latest project: Actions for Gender Equality.
Since 2007, Robertsfors has been working on various youth and education projects with Machakos, during which time questions regarding equality and gender arose.

19 april

“Anything is possible with gender mainstreaming”

During the inception workshop of the brandnew ICLD traning programme Gender Mainstreaming Local Democracy in Kampala, a study-visit to Nansana Municipality was part of the agenda.
Mayor Regina Bakitte Nakazzi and Daniel Kawesi, town clerk in Nansana Municipality, are satisfied with the outcome:
“I learnt that good relationship between the mayor and technical arm is an enabler in the institution development”, says Regina Bakitte Nakazzi.

23 april

Current

Belgrade, Serbia / News

Workshop in Belgrade for sustainable urban planning

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Nansana, Uganda / News

“Anything is possible with gender mainstreaming”

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Lusaka / News

‘Know Your Neighbour Project’ can bring change in Lusaka

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Harare / News

Many challenges for Zimbabwe after Mugabe

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Užice / News

With concrete force for real inclusion in Užice

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More news

24 new international partnerships to boost local democracy

Visby / News

Publication

KC – Dellnäs, A, Jörgensen, B & Öjendal, J (2011) Proceedings of the Workshop: State of the Art of Local Governance – Challenges for the Next Decade