ICLD

ICLD’s Knowledge Centre

ICLD’s Knowledge Centre documents, analyses and disseminates knowledge in the fields of local democracy development and decentralisation.

Linking an Advisory Group made up of international and Swedish researchers to the Knowledge Centre allows ICLD to keep up to date with the latest research findings. The Knowledge Centre acts as a hub where research and empirical knowledge meet and from which they can be disseminated. 

The Knowledge Centre utilises, develops and channels both existing knowledge and expertise when it comes to local democracy, local self-governance, and decentralisation, and that which is developed within ICLD’s various operating spheres. The Knowledge Centre is, furthermore, tasked with maintaining and disseminating the know-how and empirical expertise derived from the municipal partnerships and international training programmes. 

ICLD also organises seminars and conferences within the framework of the Knowledge Centre.

Women and men in audience at Visby II conference
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Projects

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

Current

Belgrade, Serbia / News

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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Užice / News

With concrete force for real inclusion in Užice

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More news

24 new international partnerships to boost local democracy

Visby / News

Publication

KC – Siddle, A (2016) The 2016 local government elections: The point where South Africa changed course?