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Education created respect and a platform for development

The multi-year ICLD programmes in Zimbabwe were summarised in March in Harare when 82 people were invited to a full day of swapping experiences.
“They told each other about their experiences of the programme and the difference it has made to their work,” says Shannon Lövgren, one of ICLD’s Programme Officers for international training programmes.

Democratic arenas need mutual learning

Want to change the world? Talk to young people.
“We have to get used to listening and asking questions. Our western perspective isn’t always the best solution. The way we think limits us, but ICLD’s focus on mutuality and reciprocity is, I believe, important, particularly when you include young people in democratic arenas,” says Ana Maria Vargas, Research Director at ICLD’s Knowledge Centre.

The Young Republic offer democratic support for young refugees

The Young Republic wants to support young refugees to take part in democratic processes.
– There is always an emergency-thinking about refugees, but we often forget that the majority of refugees have long-term needs. To be included and to participate is important, says Mohammed Al-Saud, The Young Republic.
He believes in the solution they are working with – non-formal education, advocacy and research, all different pieces of the same puzzle.

Inclusive Municipalities for Refugees

During Almedalen ICLD is arranging the workshop: “Inclusive Municipalities for Refugees – What can Swedish, Ugandan and Kenyan municipalities learn from each other to foster the democratic inclusion of refugees?” for local politicians and civil servants from Swedish municipalities.

Almedalen Workshop: Inclusive Municipalities for Refugees

What can Swedish, Ugandan and Kenyan municipalities learn from each other to foster the democratic inclusion of refugees?

Almedalen: 10 ways to create a more inclusive city for refugees – Innovations from Sweden, Kenya and Uganda

During Almedalen 2017 ICLD focused on the topic refugees and the role of cities as frontrunners for the democratic inclusion of refugees.
Watch the video from the seminar from 5th of July “10 ways to create a more inclusive city for refugees – Innovations from Sweden, Kenya and Uganda”.

22 new international local democracy development partnerships

A total of 22 new projects have been given the go-ahead to develop and strengthen local democracy within the framework of the development partnership.

Mutual learning strengthens local democracy

A total of 60 people with a combined total of 300 years of political experience met at Moshi in the Kilimanjaro Region of Tanzania to take important steps forward in their country’s democratic development.

ICLD’s research has a clear focus on the new global sustainable development goals

Four research projects have received financing and will be conducted between 2017 and 2018.
The new global Sustainable Development Goals were discussed during the conference “The Future of Local Government in a New Development Agenda: Cutting Edge Research, Reality Changing Policies”, in Visby, 2016.
As a result of the conference, ICLD approved four research projects within the themes of migration, gender equality, inclusive cities, and transforming the city from below.

Local Governance with a Rights Based Approach

The participants of the third round of the international training program “Local Governance with a Rights Based Approach” have now been selected.
Georgians are the majority in this group but there are also participants from Serbia.