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Strengthening social inclusion for children with disabilities in Chobe, Botswana

Chobe District in Botswana has worked in partnership with Vänersborg municipality in Sweden to forward social inclusion of children living with disabilities. During recent years, they’ve mobilised local organisations to …

ICLD launches a partnership with nine universities in Southern Africa

The aim of this deepened collaboration between ICLD and research institutions that are located in partnering countries is to enhance the links between researchers and practitioners. Academia has an important …

Champion of local democracy Adelina Mwau Ndeto combat gender based violence

In order to combat gender based violence, the whole of society must be involved. The province of Makueni in southeastern Kenya has shown that it is possible – not least through the pioneering work of Deputy Governor Adelina Mwau Ndeto.

Champions of Local Democracy

Through a series of personal portraits we highlight people who are playing a significant role in the development of local democracy where they live.

Gender Equality in focus during Local Democracy Talks

The work for increased gender equality must include all activities in cities and regions. That was one of the messages when ICLD had the first live streamed panel discussion in …

Local Democracy Labs

ICLD Local Democracy Labs is a space for local government officers and politicians to meet researchers and have a dialogue on global challenges with a local perspective. They are inspired in efforts to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals with local policies.

Our first lab take place the 4th March with the theme Gender Equal Cities. If you are a researcher with experience or knowledge of East Africa or perhaps gender issues, masculinities, or city planning, apply to join! Local governments can participate in the labs by sending a question they want to discuss with a group of competent and leading researchers in the field of local democracy. By …

Walking the talk – City of Malmö and Swakopmund’s successes working with Agenda 2030

The city of Malmö has been committed to sustainability issues long before 2015, the year when the UN assembly adopted the Sustainable development goals. As early as 2008, the partnership …

Gender Equality – a priority for ICLD

At ICLD, we believe in the importance of equal representation. Therefore, our Advisory Group composed of leading scholars from all over the world, has always been equally composed with 50% men and 50% women. This is important because science and research in general should reflect how the world looks.

These women are leading social and political scientists that contribute with their research and knowledge to a better understanding of how local democracy can contribute to improve people’s livelihoods. Thanks to them but also to the strong collaboration between this diverse …

Bringing a peace and conflict perspective into Local Democracy

Selma Johansson started her internship at ICLD in January 2021 and she brings a rather unique perspective, that of conflict prevention and security. Selma study a master in political science at the Swedish Defence University.

Gender mainstreaming at local level

We cannot talk about achieving sustainable development without gender equality! -There is undeniable proof that gender equality and the role of women in development are central and are an accelerator …