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Local government pays attention to all voices
If the objective of leaving no one behind as envisaged by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is to be achieved, local government must be empowered to effectively engage all people at the local level, according to CLGF Chairperson Cllr Rev Mpho Moruakgomo. Speaking on the first day of the 2016 South African Local Government Association (SALGA) annual conference in Johannesburg , Rev Moruakgomo said that inclusion means paying attention to all voices including women, youth, the poor, the displaced, and local government is the sphere of government which is best placed to do this. Read More
LED pilots show positive impact in West Africa
Using local economic development as an approach to tackling poverty and encouraging sustainable development is having a positive impact on communities in West Africa, according to the results of CLGFs work with national and local governments in the region being discussed at a regional conference being held in Accra, Ghana from 23-25 November. Read More
Integrated approach to urbanisation and rural planning
CLGF Secretary-General Dr Greg Munro addressed an international conference on Marginalisation, Poverty and Decentralisation held at the Kerala Institute of Local Administration (KILA) in India on 19 November. Read More
CLGF SG presents 100 day report to Executive Committee 
The CLGF Executive Committee meeting took place on 9-10 November at CLGFs new headquarters in London. Executive Committee members welcomed Secretary-General Dr Greg Munros 100 Day Report and approved a new direction of travel for the organisation. Read More
Women in local government

Women in local government

07 November 2016
CLGF Deputy Secretary-General Lucy Slack participated in UN Womens Expert Group Meeting on measuring womens representation in local government on 3-4 November in New York. Read More
Calling for increased financing for local governments at Habitat III
The Global Taskforce of Local and Regional Governments (GTF), of which CLGF is a prominent member, is calling on national governments to commit to finance urban infrastructure and development by creating an enabling environment at global and national levels. Read More
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