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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 …

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 …