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2018 - issue 2 
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CLGF news
 
CHOGM 2018: reflections and outcomes
 
Find out more about the outcomes of the meetings by reading the CHOGM communique and Leaders' Statement; and visit the CHOGM website for information on the whole event, including speeches and photographs.
 
 
 
CLGF at CHOGM 2018
 
As part of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2018, CLGF worked with the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association to organise a panel discussion on Women in leadership. Find out more about this session, CLGF's contribution to the other forums. and the Outcomes Statement for the Commonwealth Women's Forum.
 
 
CLGF Handbook launched
 
CLGF's latest edition of the Local Government Handbook was launched at a joint event at the LSE. New features include data on the number of women politicians in local government; information about the National Urban Agenda; and details of what countries are doing to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. Check out your updated country profile...
 
 
East Africa Local Government
 
Local government stakeholders in East Africa have been meeting to set the priorities for local authorities in the region, going forward. Read more about the EALGF meeting in Nairobi...
 
 
CLGF affirms support for Zambia
 
Greg Munro affirmed CLGF’s commitment to supporting members in Zambia at the 62nd Annual Conference of the Local Government Association of Zambia (LGAZ). Read more on CLGF's website and on the LGAZ facebook page.
 
 
Localising the Sustainable Development Goals
 
Canada: gas tax funds park upgrade
 
The Federal Gas Tax Fund, administered by the Union of BC Municipalities in partnership with the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia, is funding an upgrade to the outdoor property at the Creston and District Community Complex, which is owned and operated by the Regional District of Central Kootenay. Read more ...
 
 
Barbados and St Lucia: training on shelters
 
In response to a request for training ahead of the 2018 hurricane season, 40 officials from Barbados and St Lucia have taken part in training on providing and managing shelters. Read more about this initiative to deal with the effects of climate change ...
 
Building sustainable cities
 
European Development Days
 
Since 2006, the European Commission has been organising the European Development Days (EDD) each year in Brussels, bringing together key actors and expert speakers to share ideas and debate the hot topics of the development world. Read more...
 
 
Manchester: climate action through partnerships
 
Manchester is part of an EU-funded project helping to incorporate climate control measures into the city planning process. Issues in cities vary from floods to heatwaves and droughts, but the tools that are helping to change the planning and delivery for extreme weather are the same. Watch the video clip and read about the tools used in the Resin Project.
 
 
 
India: healthcare boost 
 
The Central Government budget for 2018-19 includes provision for an ambitious health protection scheme that aims to help 100 million of India’s poorest households. Recent changes to state funding should make it viable for local governments to operate the proposed scheme. Read more ...
 
 
Grenada: new climate change ministry 
 
The Government of Grenada has created a new ministry to deal with the effects of climate change. Find out more ... 
 
Strengthening local democracy
 
New Zealand: equality issues
 
Local Government New Zealand is calling on the Government to make legislative changes to enable appropriate options for Māori representation in local authorities, where local councils choose to do so. Find out more...
 
 
Belize: preparing new councillors
 
Following the local government elections in March, the Ministry of Labour, Local Government and Rural Development is running a two-day workshop for the newly elected councillors focusing on promoting good governance and integrity in political office. Read more ...
 
 
Zimbabwe building capacity
 
The future for local government in Zimbabwe is looking positive, according to a recent local government leaders' interface meeting which took place at the end of last month. As the Local Government Association continues its innovative work, find out more ...
 
 
Pakistan: devolution of power to local government
 
Report on the eighteenth amendment to Pakistan’s constitution in 2010 was rightly hailed as a major accomplishment. Not only did it devolve significant powers from the central government to the provinces, it also mandated the formation of local governments to bring government closer to the people. Read more ...
 
 
Ghana: political neutrality in local government
 
Ghana’s Civil and Local Government Staff Association, Ghana has launched a Neutrality Project which aims to make local government staff and civil servants more aware of the need to remain neutral from partisan politics in relation to a Supreme Court ruling. Read more ...
 
Opportunities
 
Project Officer (Pakistan) London based
 
The Commonwealth Local Government Forum (CLGF) is seeking a project officer to be based in its London office to be the focal point for coordination of a local government strengthening project. Find our more...
 
 
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