We believe that real development starts at the local level. Our programmes support individuals who strive to strengthen service delivery, innovate local economic development, and improve security and the rule of law. If you are an elected representative, civil servant, community organiser, NGO do-gooder, or a practitioner at a development organisation, then join one of our training programmes and get ready to learn about and experience governance from a local point of view!
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Prioritising Citizen Participation to Build Communities in Zimbabwe
The Local Authorities Capacity Enhancement Project (LACEP) has changed the way communities in Zimbabwe think about participation. Through a series of democratic dialogues and […]22 June 2017
Improving Civil-Military Relations to Prevent Future Conflicts at the Local Level
How can societies and nation-states contribute to a sustainable, secure and more just world? In May 2015, government officials from Germany and the Netherlands […]21 June 2017
Expert Q&A: Climate Change Resilience and Financing Solutions for Local Authorities
In 2009, the Copenhagen climate summit gathered industrialised nations to commit to giving more than 100 million dollars to address concerns of climate change. […]07 June 2017