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ICLD:s Local Democracy Academy Is Back!   Posts

In an era marked by anti-democratic challenges, hope emerges from the local level where local governments play an important role by sustaining and advancing democratic principles from below. It is …

Pioneering Women’s Leadership in Politics Posts

Trina Firmalo-Fabic, the Municipal Mayor of Odiongan, Romblon, Philippines, has been a driving force in local governance since her election in 2016, currently in her third term. Beyond her municipal …

New partnership: Karlskrona and Saldanha Bay Posts

We congratulate Saldanha Bay Local Municipality and Karlskrona Municipality on their newly established municipal partnership. The two municipalities will work on involving youth in democratic processes, with a focus on …

Network for Democratic Resilience Posts

ICLD is launching a new network for municipal partnerships in Europe: the Network for Democratic Resilience. Selected partnerships of Swedish and European municipalities, primarily in Ukraine, Bosnia & Hercegovina and …

Meet ICLD Alumni – Hon Johnson Osoi Posts

Today we highlight an outstanding leader, mentor, an ICLD Alumni and a politician leader who is known to spearhead local democracy at local level – Hon Johnson Osoi. A man …

Municipal Partnership for ending gender-based violence  Posts

“Gender-based violence is considered as a second pandemic in South Africa” states Mary Nkopane, councillor in the Stellenbosch municipality. Mary Nkopane is one of the participants of the municipal partnership …

Team Amasra’s path to Gender-Responsive Budgeting Posts

Amasra in Turkey is a dedicated municipality striving to create a society that is not only equal but also sustainable. Last year, Team Amasra joined ICLD’s Human Rights-Based Approach Programme …

16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Posts

ICLD is supporting the annual international campaign, “16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence”, aligning with our commitment to promoting gender equality and human rights. Starting on 25 November, the …

Nine Master’s Students Awarded ICLD’s Fieldwork Grant Posts

Nine master’s students studying at Swedish universities are awarded ICLD’s Fieldwork Grant for 2023. The students will conduct field studies in Ghana, Mozambique, Kenya, Colombia, Philippines and Guatemala during the …

Collaborative efforts in Borås and Vračar for Disability Inclusion Posts

The partnership project between Borås Municipality and the municipality of Vračar in Serbia is working to increase influence and participation for people with disabilities. Halfway into the project there are …