At ICLD we believe in building long-term relationships with our International Training Programme and Municipal Partnership alumni, and local democracy advocates around the world.

We’re in touch with over 200 alumni in our focus countries in Africa and Europe. ICLD alumni make a positive difference to the lives of others through sustainable local democratic change. From mayors, to inspirational councillors and managers, to NGO representatives and beyond, ICLD alumni foster democratic development in all corners of the world.

Our alumni and friends have helped, and continue to help, ICLD become an important actor for local democracy. Alumni can support ICLD in many different ways. Some volunteer their time helping our programmes and our research. Some are ‘country contacts’, organising alumni networks and events in cities around the world. Some simply inspire us with their incredible achievements.

ICLD is also keen to support our alumni with the support they need.

At the ICLD we are continuously working towards providing alumni with the opportunities they need to further strengthen local democracy in their local government, country or region.

We further education opportunities through Advance Learning and online exclusive digital courses, support alumni to conduct dissemination workshop, and connect alumni to our research network. There are now also opportunities to become mentorslecturers and to nominate your local government to the municipal partnership programme.