CLGF Chairperson Mayor Lawrence Yule and Secretary-General Carl Wright met with Minister Hon Slumber Tsogane and BALA President Cllr Rev Mpho Moruakogomo in Gaborone, Botswana on 23 March as part of the preparations for the forthcoming Commonwealth Local Government Conference. The 2015 conference will be held at the Gaborone International Convention Centre (GICC) from 16-19 June 2015.
Delegate registration for the 2015 Commonwealth local Government Conference is now open. Register by 15 March on the conference website to get a flat 15% off the full price. Hosted by the Botswana Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development, the conference will look at how local government can play its full part in development to improve the lives of the 2.2 billion people who live in the Commonwealth.
Building on CLGF’s ongoing work to promote and protect the interests of local government in Southern Africa – CLGF joined with SARO representatives Maurice Mbolela, Executive Secretary at LGA of Zambia, and Ketlhomilwe Moletsane, Secretary General of the BALA , to participate in a workshop to support the establishment of a local government association in Lesotho.
A new waste management capacity-building project was launched in Matsapha, Swaziland on 10 February where the town has long suffered from rubbish being disposed of at the side of the road. The project is one of CLGF’s activities in Swaziland that are part of CLGF’s DFID-funded programme in Southern Africa.
CLGF is inviting bids to host the 2017 Commonwealth Local Government Conference. The Commonwealth Local Goverenment Conference is CLGF's flagship event bringing together top policy makers from local governement from across the world to meet and discuss key policy issues and practical solutions.
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