Commonwealth Local Government Forum

Celebrating Team Commonwealth

On Monday 10 March, the annual Commonwealth Day celebrations will take place in our 53 member states worldwide.  In London, CLGF will as usual be participating in the multi-faith service held at Westminster Abbey in the presence of HM Queen Elizabeth, Head of the Commonwealth, the Commonwealth Secretary-General, Commonwealth High Commissioners and other dignitaries.


Year of Developmental Local Government

A key proposal coming from our 2013 CLGF Conference in Kampala was that 2014 should be designated as the Year of Developmental Local Government or #Y2014DevLG for twitter users, so as to highlight the central role played by local government especially in economic and social developpment. This was also designed to encourage practical follow-up to the conference by CLGF members, as agreed and set out in our Kampala Declaration and Munyonyo Statement on Local Government’s Role in Post-2015.


Celebrating Mandela's achievements

A great flame has been extinguished but will live on in our hearts and souls. Even while a prisoner on Robben Island, Mandela was  a great inspiration not only to his own people in South Africa but to my generation of young activists and millions throughout the world- in calling for an end to apartheid, in mobilising action, in seeking a peaceful transition to a fairer and democratic society.


Terrorism and urban crisis responsiveness

The appalling and callous terrorist attack in Nairobi has highlighted the vulnerability of our big cities to external threat, be it man-made insurgency or natural disasters such as  earthquakes or storm surges. Given moreover that 80 per cent of the world’s population now live within 50 miles of the sea, changing environmental and climatic factors are increasingly likely to result in flooding, pollution and health risks.

COVID-19: personal view from Ghana

  With COVID-19 having a devastating impact on so many areas of our lives, CLGF’s West Africa Regional Programme Officer, Joyce Ekuful, caught up with local government practitioner in Gh ...

Local government response to COVID

  CLGF is in the process of connecting with members around the Commonwealth, virtually, via a series of webinars. The focus of these meetings is on sharing the experiences of members in dealing wit ...
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