ICLD Faculty is composed of leading researchers from different institutions around the world. They joined the Academy as session conveners, lecturers, and advisors.
“I hope the academy will be a golden opportunity for participants to listen to each other’s experiences in making local democracy more meaningful.”
“I expect intensive discussions, mutual learning, to make new acquaintances and to meet old friends.”
“I look forward to bring together researchers, policymakers and practitioners to identify and discuss contemporary challenges experienced by local governments, and to jointly construct innovative ways of addressing these challenges”
Ana-Maria Vargas Falla
“I am excited to participate in this year’s Local Democracy Academy. COVID-19 is shining a light on the important role but also the significant challenges faced by local governments in responding equitably and justly to welfare needs and human suffering. I am looking forward to working with participants to better understand the causes and consequences of these variable local responses, connecting research with practice to further the agenda of local governments serving as engines of democracy and democratic deepening.”