Local Leaders - Capacitating Local Politicians in Zimbabwe

The training programme "Local Leaders - Capacitating Local Politicians in Zimbabwe" focuses on elected women and men leaders in Zimbabwe, believing that these have the potential to act as advocates and role models for other men and women who may consider making a career in politics.

The objective of the programme is to promote a higher degree of involvement of Local Politicians in local politics in Zimbabwe. The programme also seeks to foster institutional change through capacity building and individual learning in several areas relevant to local development, especially as these relate to gender issues.

The Training Programme assumes that by improving the capacity of individual politicians, and utilizing social and political networks, these will be more effective in their work.

The Training Programme intends to reach this goal through a comprehensive 18-month programme, including activities in Zimbabwe and Sweden.

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