Local Democracy Talks

Local Democracy Talks

Inspired by the Swedish foreign policy initiative, ”Drive for Democracy”, ICLD organises live streamed high-level political panels called “Local Democracy Talks”. The aim of the talks is to create a constructive dialogue and exchange of experiences among leading local politicians to strengthen democratic governance. These talks are key in our efforts to make democracy resilient and contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals from below. The talks are facilitated by ICLD and arranged in cooperation with Swedish Embassies, UCLG and other key partners.

Upcoming Talks 2021

27 May 12.00 CEST – Participatory Budget: Let Citizens Decide

4-7 July during the Almedalsweek

15 september on Democracy day

10 December on Human Rights day

Previous talks:


2 March 2021 #LocalDemocracyTalks in Kenya:
”If gender champions rule our cities: Key policies to create a more equal world from below” 

The talk was organised in cooperation with the Embassy of Sweden in Nairobi and UCLG Africa.