Local Government

Harnessing and sharing African Peer expertise and know-how as a key driver for local government improvement across the continent

The United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG-Africa)  Pan African Peer Review Programme is a learning tool made available to local governments in Africa to support capacity development and organisational improvement.

December 18, 2019 Themes: Local Government Programs: Gender and Media Diversity Centre (GMDC)

Mapping Local Democracy in Central District and Kwaneng District

This is a report for Botswana Association of Local Authorities (BALA). Gaborone was selected as one of five cities for a pilot phase for a new methodology for mapping local democracy. This book serves as a reference point for local democracy within Botswana and in the international world. It is intended to help local democracy […]

BALA: National Members’ Assembly 2014

The state of local democracy – inclusive developmental local government in Botswana. Report of 13th – 15th May 2014 in Maun, Botswana

December 17, 2019 Themes: Local Government Programs: Gender and Media Diversity Centre (GMDC)

Africities Marrakesh 2018: The Transition to Sustainable Cities and Territories

The Africities Summit is run every year and it has been running for 20 years. The theme for this summit is the Transition to Sustainable Cities and Territories: The role of Local and Sub-national governments of Africa.

BALA Conference 2018: Transformational leadership

The 2018 Botswana Association of Local Authorities National Conference was entitled: ‘Transformational leadership- a key to localising the Development Agenda. Re-tooling to enhance capacity at local level for the transformation of communities.’

State of Women in SADC 2019 Report

According to the 2019 State of Women in SADC Barometer report the Southern Africa Gender and Development Index (SGDI) stood at 60%, just one percentage point higher than 2018. The SGDI is based on 39 indicators that include constitutions and laws; political participation; education; economic empowerment; sexual and reproductive health and rights; GBV; HIV and […]

Cards stacked against women in Madagascar local elections

Cards stacked against women in Madagascar local elections

Antananarivo, 26 November:  As Madagascar gears up for local elections tomorrow every indication is that women’s representation is likely to decline as there are no female candidates fielded in the major cities where the ruling party is likely to win. Currently women comprise a mere 8% of councilors. In a decree issued just before the […]

Madagascar: Cards stacked against women in local elections

Madagascar: Cards stacked against women in local elections

As Madagascar gears up for local elections tomorrow every indication is that women’s representation is likely to decline as there are no female candidates fielded in the major cities where the ruling party is likely to win. Currently women comprise a mere 8% of councilors. In a decree issued just before the elections, the electoral […]

November 26, 2019 Themes: Local Government | Politics Programs: Advocacy - 50/50 Campaign | News

Zim: Uphold constitution on women in decision-making

Zim: Uphold constitution on women in decision-making

Press release Harare, 20 November 2019: Gender Links (GL) urges the Zimbabwe government to uphold the gender parity provisions of the Constitution following recent signs of back tracking. Section 17 of the 2013 Constitution says that ‘the State must promote full gender balance in Zimbabwean society.” We note with concern the lack of gender balance […]

Gokwe South RDC COE

Fact file Country Zimbabwe Province/Region Midlands Baseline score  32 Post 2015 score Population  307,250 Number of women councillors  4 Number of men councillors 29 Joined the COE programme  2019 Anchored Entrepreneurship Programme  No Summit Gokwe South Rural District Council is the rural district local authority in Gokwe South District. Gokwe South District has two local […]

November 15, 2019 Themes: Governance | Local Government Programs: Gender & Governance