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Call for mentor in Namibia

ICLD is making a call for one national mentor in Namibia for the International Training Programme “Leadership in Local Governance”. Deadline for the applications is October 18, 2020. The main responsibility of the Mentor is to support the four participants from one and the same municipality in Namibia with their change project and training. The …

Municipal Partnerships for Human Rights

Human Rights at the local level During recent years, Human Rights and democracy have been facing new sets of challenges across the world. Many local authorities have become aware of the important role they play in their local areas of authority to forward and protect the Human Rights of their citizens. In Sweden, important steps …

Internships at ICLD

Are you interested in local democracy, international development or human rights? Apply for an internship at the Swedish International Centre for Local Democracy! Apply through the FUF internship programme between 7-26 September 2020 for a great opportunity filled with challenges and responsibility. General information The Swedish International Centre for Local Democracy (ICLD) believes that critically …

Subservient local governments – a threat to democracy

Today we meet Tomila Lankina, who is a Professor of International Relations at London School of Economics, and take part of her insights on today’s challenges of local democracy. Tomila did her PhD on Russian local government and has since then done research in areas which remained connected to regional and local democracy and local …

Key role of municipalities in times of crisis

Sten Hagberg, who is our guest today, is a Professor of Cultural Anthropology and the Director of Forum for Africa Studies at Uppsala University. Sten has been doing anthropological fieldwork in Burkina Faso for more than 30 years. Since 2008, he has also done research on the neighboring country Mali. Where does your interest in …

One Year After the Local Democracy Academy

By bringing researchers together with local governments to explore the questions of what to do, by whom, and how we can enhance local democracy, ICLD believes that new ideas and methods can be created. Here are some of the most relevant news from our alumni of researchers and their latest publications. News from the Alumni …

Call for Mentor in South Africa – Leadership in Local Governance

The main responsibility of the Mentor is to support the three participants from one and the same municipality in South Africa with their change project and training. The change project, which is implemented in team is related to Inclusive Leadership in Local Governance. The mentor should have the following qualifications: be well versed in local …

Applications for inception phase always open!

There are many ways to form a municipal partnership. These could include representatives from municipalities meeting at international conferences and establishing contacts, existing historical ties between some municipalities, or local organisations that have relations with international contact from which municipalities could benefit and build on.  The updated guidelines entail that those that wish to start …

Växjö invigorates its local democracy through water partnership with An Giang

Since 2010, An Giang province in Vietnam and Växjö municipality in Sweden have implemented several partnership projects on environmental issues. A few years back, they became aware of the mutual challenge that surface water is in abundance in both cities, but is partially of lacking quality. A new project was therefore conceived where the partners …

ICLD programmes open for application

Three of our Advanced International Training Programmes are now open for application:“Women’s Political Leadership”, “Public Financial Management and Local Economic Development” and “Leadership in Local Governance”. Are you a local government official willing to upgrade your professional toolbox with necessary tools for financing local development? Are you a female political leader at local or regional …