Commonwealth Local Government Forum
CLGF e-news - 2020 issue 4

CLGF e-news - 2020 issue 4

22 September 2020
Welcome to enews - September 2020 Welcome to this edition of e-news. CLGF members remain at the forefront of dealing with the current pandemic: making sure that key services are delivered; and innovating to ensure that the needs of local communities continue to be met. Local government is also looking to recovery, and the role that local government will play in building the villages, towns and cities of the future. CLGF, working with its members, its partners across the Commonwealth, and as … Read More
CLGF e-news - 2020 issue 3
Welcome to enews - May 2020 Welcome to this edition of enews. As COVID-19 understandably continues to dominate the work of local government, we feature information on our website about good practice and links to relevant websites. There is also a tracker showing the number of confirmed cases of the virus across the Commonwealth on a country by country basis. CLGF's COVID-19 statement and fortnightly messages can be accessed here. This enews also features initiatives in Dominica, Pakistan and … Read More
CLGF e-news - 2020 issue 2
Welcome to enews - March 2020 Dear Members, partners and friends, The first item in this enews is a message from our Secretary-General, explaining what CLGF is doing to ensure that our work continues. Our thoughts are with everyone at this time and we would like to pay tribute to local government everywhere, for the dedication in continuing to provide services that are vital to our communities. if you want to share your experiences and good practices with other members we will facilitate … Read More
CLGF e-news - 2020 issue 1

CLGF e-news - 2020 issue 1

21 January 2020
Welcome to enews - January 2020 Welcome to enews! We begin this first enews of 2020 by wishing everyone involved in local government a successful and prosperous New Year. Our first item is a brief reflection on some of the achievements we have enjoyed through the partnership working with many of our members across the Commonwealth and with the great support of our donors. We are also delighted to announce that we have secured phase two of the Strategic Grant Agreement with the European Union … Read More
CLGF e-news - 2019 issue 4

CLGF e-news - 2019 issue 4

13 November 2019
Welcome to enews - November 2019 Welcome to enews! In this edition, we feature news from the 7th Asia Pacific Urban Forum; and the exciting new partnership CLGF has entered into with ICLEI; plus interesting new reports on the progress of the SDGs from a woman's perspective. CLGF news CLGF: dialogue on finance at APUF7 CLGF was well represented at the 7th Asia-Pacific Urban Forum (APUF7) held in Penang this October, with Secretary-General Dr Greg Munro speaking at important sessions on urban … Read More
CLGF e-news - 2019 issue 3

CLGF e-news - 2019 issue 3

22 October 2019
Welcome to enews - October 2019 Welcome to enews! In this edition , we look at some of the many activities that CLGF and its members have been involved in over the last few months and provide news about other things happening around the Commonwealth. CLGF news Kathmandu welcomes the Policy Forum for Development CLGF joined more than 80 representatives of Asian local and national authorities, civil society and EU institutions for the 3rd Asian Regional Meeting of the Policy Forum on … Read More
CLGF e-news - 2019 issue 2
Welcome to enews 2019 - edition 2 Welcome to e-news! The second edition of 2019 begins with a message from CLGF Patron, Rt Hon Helen Clark, a strong advocate and role model for gender equality, to mark International Women's Day earlier this month. As plans for the Commonwealth Local Government Conference 2019 in Colombo, Sri Lanka pick up a pace, e-news features the first in a regular section which aims to provide the latest information on all things CLGC2019. CLGF news International Women's … Read More
CLGF e-newsletter - 2019 issue 1
Greetings for 2019 As we go forward in a new year which is full of challenges and opportunities, we wish you every success in achieving your aims and creating the best possible communities where every citizen can thrive and succeed. We are also delighted to confirm the dates for the next Commonwealth Local Government Conference CLGC2019 - which will take place from 6-9 August in Colombo, Sri Lanka, focusing on Citizen centred local government: driving inclusive social and economic change . … Read More
CLGF e-newsletter - 2018 issue 3
2018 - issue 3 GDPR Welcome to the latest edition of the CLGF enewsletter. Once again, we would like to draw your attention to CLGF's updated privacy notice. The data stored to enable us to send you enews is very basic - i.e. name, email address, designation, company. If you no longer wish to receive enews or have your details stored on the enews distribution list, please unsubscribe by using the link provided at the end of this, and all other enewsletters. CLGF news HLPF acknowledges … Read More
CLGF e-newsletter - 2018 issue 2
2018 - issue 2 GDPR Welcome to the latest edition of the CLGF enewsletter. This is a message about the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – a European Union regulation designed to protect the data and privacy of individuals – in relation to CLGF Enews. Please take a look at CLGF’s updated privacy notice. The data stored to enable us to send you enews is very basic, i.e. name, email address, designation, company. If you no longer wish to receive enews or have your details stored on the … Read More
CLGF e-newsletter - 2018 issue 1
2018 - issue 1 Our first enews of 2018 looks back at November’s Commonwealth Local Government Conference in Malta. Thank you to those who took part in CLGC2017 for your invaluable contribution to discussions and, for those who could not attend, this enews provides some of the conference highlights. We also look forward in the Secretary General's blog at the approach to development work in light of the recent press coverage about the international aid sector. Finally, we ask you to take some … Read More
CLGF survey - February 2018

CLGF survey - February 2018

16 February 2018
CLGF Survey - 2018 Your views about CLGF are very important to us. They provide valuable feedback on existing activities but they also help to guide our future work and determine our objectives. Please take the time to complete this short survey and let us know what you think. Survey Thank you in advance for taking the time to complete the survey and let us have your views. www.clgf.org.uk © 2017 Commonwealth Local Government Forum (CLGF) If you wish to unsubscribe from this email please … Read More
CLGF e-newsletter - November 2017
November 2017 CLGF news The final countdown As delegates from across the Commonwealth prepare to make their way to Malta, read about CLGF’s final preparations for the 2017 Commonwealth Local Government Conference in the Maltese capital, Valletta. Outcomes of 4th World Forum on LED Thousands of delegates and speakers gathered in Cape Verde for the 4th World Forum on Local Economic Development. Find out more about what the CLGF delegation did and some of the outcomes from the final … Read More
CLGF e-newsletter - October 2017 - edition 2
October/2 2017 CLGF news Helen Clark discusses conference CLGF Patron Helen Clark visited CLGF’s London office to discuss priorities for November’s conference in Malta. Read her views on why this conference is so important to everyone involved in local government. CLGF addresses NI councils CLGF Secretary-General Greg Munro gave a presentation on the challenges facing local government to the annual conference of the Northern Ireland Local Government Association. He spoke about the robust … Read More
CLGF e-newsletter - October 2017
October/2 2017 CLGF news Helen Clark discusses conference CLGF Patron Helen Clark visited CLGF’s London office to discuss priorities for November’s conference in Malta. Read her views on why this conference is so important to everyone involved in local government. CLGF addresses NI councils CLGF Secretary-General Greg Munro gave a presentation on the challenges facing local government to the annual conference of the Northern Ireland Local Government Association. He spoke about the robust … Read More
Conference e-news

Conference e-news

23 August 2017
View in browser CLGC conference countdown The 2017 Commonwealth Local Government Conference begins in just under 100 days. Have you registered for your place at this important event? Join stakeholders from across the Commonwealth to discuss innovative ways of resourcing local government. Register NOW! Apply for your VISA! Visa applications can be made from 21 August onwards. Find out more about the visa requirements to enter Malta and the organisations to contact for advice. CLGC Expo 2017 … Read More
CLGF e-newsletter July 2017
July 2017 Blog by Dr Greg Munro Community centred local government Following his participation in the European Commission’s Partnership Forum, Greg Munro considers community centred local government and the importance of getting the views of citizens. Read more … 2017 Conference news Countdown to the conference! Read the latest about the CLGF Local Government Conference as preparations continue . Secretary General Greg Munro met with a number of people, including Microsoft's David Burrows. … Read More
CLGF e-newsletter June 2017
June 2017 Blog by Dr Greg Munro Safe and cohesive communities CLGF Secretary-General Dr Greg Munro offers solidarity and sympathy to the citizens of Manchester and London, praising the contribution of the many public servants who serve on the front-line. He looks at the importance of inclusiveness and cohesion in building communities of the future. Read more … CLGF news Global development implications at local level Find out what happened when CLGF Secretary-General Greg Munro joined … Read More
CLGF e-newsletter April 2017
April 2017 Blog by Dr Greg Munro No money, no honey CLGF’s Secretary General considers the challenge of finding the resources - financial and otherwise – to enable local government to deliver high quality services and effective representation and make the 17 SDGs a reality by 2030. Read more … Conference website goes live – register now! For all the latest information about CLGF’s 2017 Commonwealth Local Government Conference taking place in Malta from 21-24 November, take a look at our … Read More
CLGF e-newsletter February 2017
February 2017 CLGF news CLGF’s new direction of travel CLGF has recently developed a new strategic vision for the organisation and its members through a collaborative approach, which builds upon a legacy of strong delivery and tangible results. CLGF’s new direction of travel focusses on a much more innovative operating model by offering ‘local solutions to local problems’ around strengthening local democracy across the Commonwealth, localising the SDGs and building sustainable cities through … Read More
CLGF e-newsletter December 2016
December 2016 We wish all our members and readers a very happy, peaceful and prosperous New Year for 2017 Q&A with CLGF Secretary-General Dr Greg Munro’s vision for CLGF and a joined-up Commonwealth In June, HM Queen Elizabeth II opened Commonwealth House, a collaborative co-location of three Commonwealth organisations to provide work synergies and present a “joined-up” approach. In an interview with the Commonwealth Secretariat, CLGF Secretary-General Dr Greg Munro talks about his … Read More
CLGF e-newsletter November 2016
November 2016 CLGF news 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. Dr Munro highlighted the importance of a holistic, planned and integrated approach to urbanisation and rural planning to meet the requirements of incremental urban growth. Read more CLGF SG presents 100 day … Read More
CLGF e-newsletter October 2016
October 2016 CLGF blog by Secretary-General Dr Greg Munro Key role of local and regional governments at Habitat III With over 36,000 participants from 167 countries, and high levels of security given the presence of the UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki Moon, and other global leaders, the start of Habitat III was always going to be a little chaotic. Umbrella sellers did a brisk business as participants queued for hours in the hot Ecuadorian sun to register for the conference. In the end the … Read More
CLGF e-newsletter September 2016
September 2016 CLGF blog by Dr Marc Sant, President, LCA Malta Fit for the future: capacity and resources for effective local government Having adequate resources and capacity is critical for local government to deliver local needs and priorities whilst cultivating its role in helping to respond to national, regional and global targets – including the recently agreed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). However, the reality is that very often local government is inadequately funded and … Read More
CLGF e-newsletter - July
July 2016 CLGF blog by Dr Carl Wright Local democracy will prevail It has been a huge privilege to serve CLGF, the Commonwealth and the international community over the past 40 years, with half of that time dedicated to the promotion of local democracy and better services to our local communities. My professional career has been immensely rewarding: remarkable people I have met, some of them great national leaders as well as some very ordinary people, struggling in their own way to make a … Read More