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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 finance.
 
 
CLGF signs MOU with ICLEI
 
A new era of cooperation for CLGF and ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability has been heralded by the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding. Read more about what this will mean ...
 
 
Malaysia: 2nd local government convention
 
CLGF took part in Malaysia's 2nd Local Government Convention, with Secretary-General Dr Munro speaking about the importance of strong leadership. Find out more ...
 
Localising the Sustainable Development Goals
 
Baddegama Council in Sri Lanka takes on LED
 
A council in Sri Lanka’s Southern Province, has been taking a lead in supporting local economic development (LED) as part of a CLGF, DFID funded project with reducing poverty as one of the by-products. Read more ...
 
 
 
Ghana: Stepping up local cimate change action
 
Local authorities in Ghana have been shining a spotlight on the important subject of climate change with a three-day African conference in the Ghanaian capital, Accra. Aptly named: stepping up local climate action in Africa, read more about this event ...
 
 
Jabalpur trains its entrepreneurs 
 
Jabalpur hosted a workshop on Local Economic Development for social entrepreneurs, first generation entreprenuers and non-tech start ups. This was part of a project funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), find out more ...
 
 
Eswatini: training local government to promote LED
 
Local government representatives have been learning how to promote and strategise local economic development, and how it can impact other areas like gender, poverty and climate change. Part of a wider regional project funded by DFID, read more ...
 
Building sustainable cities
 
CLGF commits to new urbanisation platform
 
CLGF has committed to be part of the Penang Platform for Sustainable Urbanisation, an important new body which aims to tackle the rapid expansion of cities in the Asia Pacific region. Find out more ...
 
 
 
Funding for climate action in Canadian cities
 
Twenty-Five Canadian Cities have been chosen for an intensive Climate Action Pilot as part of a partnership initiatve involving the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), ICLEI and the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy (GCoM). Read more ....
 
Strengthening local democracy
 
Trinidad and Tobago: boost to gender mainstreaming
 
In advance of the country’s local elections, CLGF partnered with the Caribbean Women in Leadership (CIWiL) to run three training workshops in Chaguanas, Tunapuna and San Fernando. Read more ...
 
 
Maharashtra Electoral Commission awards for democracy
 
CLGF attended the first ceremony for Awards for Democracy in the State of Maharashtra and was delighted when one of the coveted awards went to its partner organisation, the Resource and Support Centre for Development. Read more about the winners ...
 
Opportunities and publications
 
Ashden awards for climate action
 
Applications are now open for the 2020 Ashden Awards for innovation in climate action. If you work in this field, or know of any organistion doing exceptional work, find out more about applying for one of these awards ...
 
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Report on urbanisation in Asia Pacific region
 
UN ESCAP published the new Future of Asia Pacific Cities report at the recent APUF7 in Penang, outlining policy pathways to urban planning for sustainable development, enhanced resilience, smart cities & finance. Read more ... 
 
 
CLGF case studies
 
CLGF has just published a case study about localising the SDGs in Jamaica. Part of a wider programme, read about this innovative project that is bringing benefits to three local communities. More case studies will be published, but take a look at the case study page on the CLGF website ...
 
 
Progress on the SDGs: the women's viewpoint
 
UN Women has released a report about progress on the Sustainable Development Goals - The gender snapshot 2019  Read the report in full ....
 
 
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