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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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


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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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With concrete force for real inclusion in Užice

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