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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.

Why we don’t live in an equitable society

As much as 85-95 per cent of respondents agree that they want to live in an equitable society.
So why have we never achieved this?
Well, because we live in a society that is governed and maintained by the norms that support the existing power structure.

Together in Zimbabwe

Civil Servants and Politicians work together in Zimbabwe reach the Sustainable Development Goals. By combining the political will with administrative authority, ICLD is able to strengthen their local working relationship.

IQA – Face to face, on site encounters with democratic development

Face to face, on site partnership encounters in the place where the democratic development that ICLD finances actually happens, enable ICLD to gain a deeper understanding of the results reported.
And to pick up on the results not reported.
– It is only by understanding our partners’ needs that we can develop the programme and provide them with the proper kind of support,” says Rikard Eduards, Municipal Partnerships Programme Officer. Now you can access the IQA 2014 and IQA 2015 reports.