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Deon Pretorius – an ICLD mentor

Deon Pretorius from South Africa is as a professor of Sociology and Development Studies. He is a mentor for the Leadership in Local Governance programme which aims to improve local …

Four ITP programmes open for application

The applications for four of ICLD’s International Training Programmes are now open: Human Rights Based Approach, Gender Mainstreaming, Women’s Political Leadership and Public Financial Management. The applicant must be governmental …

Issue Brief – Local Democracy Talks: If gender champions rule our cities

Key points from this panel that was held on March 3 2021: Panelists:    Adelina Mwau Ndeto, Deputy Governor, Makueni County, Kenya  Amelie Tarschys Ingre, Councilor and Chair of the Education Committee in Lidingö – Sweden  Jimmy …

Research meets policy

The starting point of the conversation in the ICLD Local Democracy Labs is a question formulated by the local government themselves – in order to truly pinpoint current issues faced …

8,4 million SEK granted for municipal partnerships

Eight partnerships between Swedish municipalities and international partners have been granted over 8 million SEK. Among the partnerships that receive the democracy millions from ICLD we found for example, Region …

Ms President of Kenya and a champion of local democracy

Att vidga sina nätverk är viktigt för alla politiker – men det är extra viktigt för kvinnor som är politiker. Det anser den kenyanska regionpolitikern Nereah Amondi Oketch som också deltar i ICLD:s ”Women’s Political Leadership Programme”. Idag är hon en av de mest lysande stjärnorna bland Kenyas unga kvinnliga politiker, efter sin seger härom året i “Ms President of Kenya”.

Malmö and Lusaka develop digital toolkit for youth participation in environmental issues

Lusaka in Zambia and Malmö in Sweden have through their partnership found new ways to improve the ability of young people to gain influence in local environmental issues. Based on …

Do you want to be our next research officer?

We are looking for a research officer to join our team – are you the one? The role In this role you will operationalize and support ICLD’s research, support our …

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 …