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The social network enriching communities
For many of us, Facebook is a tool we use in our busy lives to keep in touch with friends and families. Not so for Buumba Malambo, an inspiring councillor from a ward in Kafue District in Zambia, who is embracing social media to change the lives of her citizens in a number of ways. A participant in the Young Leaders Forum at the CLGC2017, Buumba addressed the main conference to explain what shes been doing. Read More
Young leaders: fit for the future
With over 60% of the Commonwealths 2.4 billion citizens under the age of 30, engaging with young people to increase their input and participation in local government is important to CLGF. As an illustration, working in partnership with the Royal Commonwealth Society and the Commonwealth Youth Council, CLGFs recent conference in Malta featured a Young Leaders Forum. Read More
Outcomes from CLGC2017

Outcomes from CLGC2017

12 December 2017
Participants from 48 countries attended the 2017 Commonwealth Local Government Conference held in the Maltese capital, Valletta in November. Find out more about what was discussed and the final outcomes. Read More
Launch of the Women in Local Government Network
At its flagship conference last week in Malta, CLGF launched a new network for Commonwealth Women in local Govenrment. With the aim of supporting more women to get involved in local government as politicians and practitioners, and to increase the influence of women in the decisions made about local priorities, delegates gathered at the beautiful Verdala Palace, the summer residence of the President of Malta. Read More
Keynote speech from Rt Hon Helen Clark
The Rt Hon Helen Clark, former Prime Minister of New Zealand and UNDP Administrator provides the keynote for CLGC2017 - entitled The Contribution of Local Government to Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Commonwealth Local Government Conference, Valletta, Malta 22 November 2017. Read More
The final countdown

The final countdown

12 November 2017
CLGF has been working hard for months on the 2017 Commonwealth Local Government Conference in addition to business as usual. Last week, Secretary-General Dr Greg Munro was out in Malta for the final preparations, including a press conference to explain what the conference is all about and why it's important for local government across the Commonwealth. Read More
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