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Promoting democracy, fostering inclusion and improving governance
Open Government Week 2019 is taking place from 11 to 17 March. This is a global initiative which aims to promote democracy, foster inclusion and improve governance through the collaboration between citizens and government. Read More
The time for gender equality is NOW
International Womens Day is an increasingly important day in the calendar - not just for highlighting how far we still have to go to achieve gender parity in all areas of local government - but just as crucial, to champion our role models, and the leadership being shown across the Commonwealth in pursuit of more equitable decision-making and service delivery at the local level. Read More
International Women's Day 2019
It gives me great pleasure as CLGF Patron to mark International Womens Day 2019 with a few words. Firstly, I want to pay tribute to all the talented women in decision-making roles across the Commonwealth; whatever sphere of government or role you play, you are making a real difference to everyday lives. Read More
Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians highlight women's representation in parliament 
The Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP) used International Womens Day 2019 to highlight the importance of gender equality and the urgent need to increase womens representation in parliament: a mission that is firmly shared by CLGF in relation to getting more women into political roles in local government to be at the heart of decision making. Read More
Sri Lanka LGA meets with CLGF
CLGF received a visit yesterday by a group of 11 mayors from across Sri Lanka. Part of a study tour to the UK, the group was coordinated by the FSLGA the Federation of Sri Lankan Local Government Authorities - one of CLGFs member associations, led by Chief Executive Officer - Ms Hemanthi Goonasekera. Read More
Zambia: national guidelines launched 
Local government in Zambia has received a boost to its planning work - a function that is an integral part of the countrys Decentralisation Policy - with the unveiling of the Integrated Development Guidelines. Read More
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