Currently no training programme is open for applications.

If you are interested in our trianing programmes, do check back as we will publish calls for applications here. 

Application to the following ongoing programmes will open later: 

Local Governance with a Rights-based Approach
The application period begins in 2019

Local Political Leaders - Capicitating Women in Politics
The application period begins in  2018

Local Leaders – Capacitating Local Politicians in Zimbabwe
This programme is now ongoing. 

Municipal Financing Supporting Local Development and Local Democracy
Next round of applications for this programme will open in the fall of 2018.

Inclusive Political Leadership
Next round of applications will open late 2019.

Enabling Local Democracy and Inclusive Urban Development through the SymbioCity Approach
The application to this round of the programme is now closed.

Gender Mainstreaming Local Democracy
Application to this round of the programme is now closed.

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24 new international partnerships to boost local democracy

Borlänge and Lodwar in Kenya, Gothenburg and Nelson Mandela Bay in South Africa and Växjö and JB Marks in South Africa are some of the new partners that recently got approval for their mutual projects within ICLD Municipal Partnership Programme.

19 December

New publication: Financing small and medium towns

During a regional workshop in Yogyakarta on access to urban services for inclusive development in Asia co-arranged by the ICLD and East-West Center a new ICLD publication was officially launched. The Research Report examines financing of small and medium towns in India using Action Resarch.

14 December


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24 new international partnerships for Swedish municipalities

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New perspective for a young democracy after visiting Falun

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Only benefits with mixed teams in new programme

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International programme with mixed teams a new approach

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24 new international partnerships to boost local democracy

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KC - Chatiza, K & Makanza, V (2017) Impacting Local Democracy: Capacity Building of Local Governments in Zimbabwe