The UN Global Forum took place in Kampala from 4-6 October 2010. It brought together more than 600 delegates, including heads of state, government ministers, representatives of local governments and their associations, development partners, international organisations, academia, civil society and the private sector.
As a growing economy and the world’s twelfth largest economy, India has great potential in the goods and services it can offer others, and as a huge potential market for investors and traders, so it is no surprise that UK Prime Minister David Cameron has chosen to visit India as one of his first major overseas visits since being elected in May, and I was very pleased to see that representatives of local government were included in the delegation.
Rwanda was admitted as a member of the Commonwealth at the Heads of Government meeting last November. Though formal approval is still required, we hope to welcome the Rwanda Ministry of Local Government and the Rwanda Association of Local Government Authorities as members of CLGF where they will be able to form links with other countries, and get involved in CLGF projects and events to support good governance and service delivery at the local level.