Commonwealth Local Government Forum

CLGF Board and Patrons 2019-20

Patrons: 

Rt Hon Helen Clark, former New Zealand Prime Minister and UNDP adminstrator.
Hon Enele Sopoaga, former Prime Minister, Tuvalu.


Chairperson

Cllr Rev Mpho MW Moruakgomo, President, Botswana Association of Local Authorities, Gaborone, Botswana (BALA).

Vice chairs

Hon Georges Elanga Obam, Minister of Decentralization and Local Development, Cameroon.
 

Mayor Dave Cull, President, Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ).

 

Members

Africa:

EAST
Cllr Innocent Uwimana, Chairperson, Rwanda Association of Local Government Authorities (RALGA), Kigali, Rwanda. 

President, Uganda Association of Local Governrnent Authorities (ULGA), Kampala, Uganda. ***

Hon Prof Shyaka Anastase, Minister of Local Government, Kigali, Rwanda.

Minister of Local Government, Kampala, Uganda. ***

 

SOUTHERN

Cllr Rev Mpho MW Moruakgomo, President, Botswana Association of Local Authorities, Gaborone, Botswana (BALA). ++
Cllr Muesee Kazapua, President of Association for Local Authorities in Namibia (ALAN), Windhoek, Namibia. ***
Dr Charles Banda MP, Minister for Local Government, Housing, Early Education and Environmental Protection, Lusaka, Zambia. 
Minister of Housing and Urban Development, Mbabane, Swaziland. *** 

 

WEST
Hon Bismark Basie Nkum, President, National Association of Local Authorities (NALGA), Accra, Ghana.

Mr Joseph Bindi, President, Local Councils Association of Sierra Leone (LoCASL) ***
Hon Georges Elanga Obam, Minister Decentralisation and Local Development, Cameroon. ++

Minister of Local Government and Rural Development Sierra Leone *** 



Americas:

Mayor Bernard Wagner, Mayor of Belize City, Belize
Alderman Anthony Roberts, President, Trinidad & Tobago Association of Local Government Authorities, (TTALGA), Trinidad. ***

Cllr Bill Karsten, President Federation of Canadian Municipalities, Ottawa, Canada.

Alternate: vacant

Hon Ronald Bulkan MP, Minister of Local Communities, Georgetown, Guyana.

Hon Catherine Daniel, Minister of Social Services, Family and Gender Affairs, Dominica. *** 
Hon Renward Wells, Minister of Transport and Local Government, Nassau, Bahamas.

Hon Desmond McKenzie, Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Kingston, Jamaica. ***
 

 

Asia-Pacific:

ASIA 

Mayor Sudeema Chandani, Chairwoman, Federation of Sri Lankan Local Government Authorities (FSLGA).

Fozia Khalid Waraich, President, Local Councils Association of the Punjab, Pakistan. ***

Hon Zuraida binti Kamaruddin, Minister of Housing and Local Government, Malaysia.

Representative, Ministry of Urban Development, India. ***

 

PACIFIC
Mayor Dave Cull, President, Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ).
Mayor David O’Loughlin, President, Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) ***
Hon Kobebe Taitai MP, Minister of Internal Affairs & Social Development, Kiribati. 

Alternate: vacant


Europe:

Cllr Nick Small, Local Government Association of England and Wales, UK.

Alternate: vacant

Minister for Justice, Culture and Local Government, Malta.
Hon Steven Linares, Minister of Sports, Culture, Heritage and Youth, Gibraltar. *** 


Members at large

Cllr Yoland Jno Jules, Chairperson, Dominica Association of Local Community Authorities (DALCA), Roseau, Dominica.
Mayor Thembi Nkadimeng, Chairperson, South Africa Local Government Association (SALGA), Pretoria, South Africa.

 

Co-opted members
Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Botswana, Gaborone, Botswana.
Vacant

Vacant

Vacant


Associate members

Dr Bhaskar Chakrabarti, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, India. 
Prof Jaap de Visser, University of Western Cape, South Africa. ***
Professor Eris Schoburgh, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of the West Indies, Jamaica.
Dr Philip Amis, International Development Dept. University of Birmingham, UK. ***

 

Ex officio

Simon Baker, Hon Treasurer 
Dr Greg Munro, Secretary-General 

Dr Carl Wright, Secretary-General Emeritus

 

Executive Committee

Cllr Rev Mpho Moruakgomo, President, Botswana Association of Local Authorities, Botswana (Chairperson) 
Mayor Bernard Wagner, Belize City Council.

Mayor Innocent Uwimana, President, RALGA.

Dr Elanga Obam Georges, Minister, Cameron (Vice Chairperson

Minister for Justice, Culture and Local Government, Malta
Simon Baker, Hon Treasurer UK (ex-officio)
Dr Greg Munro, Secretary-General (ex-officio)

*** Alternate 
++ Executive Committee member

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