ICLD: Q&A about the Call for Local Governments Associations in Africa

When: 22 March 2023

Where: online

Apply by: 15 May 2023

ICLD is issuing a call for Local Governments Associations in Africa to conduct a training with local governments on practical tools for inclusive governance. The application is open until the 15th of May 2023.



The Swedish International Centre for Local Democracy (ICLD) has the goal to support local governments interested in improving their policies and practices to create more equity, participation, transparency and accountability.

This is part of ICLD’s long-term goals at societal level, which are:

  • Citizens experience increased opportunities for equality, participation, transparency and/or accountability from their local governments.
  • Marginalized groups and young people have increased influence on the decisions that affect their lives.
  • Contribute to an increased number of women in decision making bodies.


ICLD is opening a call for Associations of Local Governments to inspire and support local governments in testing and implementing policies and practices for local democracy using concrete and research-based tools. The expected results are:

  • At least 20 local governments have learned one local democracy tool developed by ICLD and tested this tool in their localities.


Apply by sending a 10 pages proposal, using the above structure to clearly demonstrate your understanding of the tools and how you intend to achieve the objectives within the scope of the project. An open Q&A about the call and overview of the tools will be offered digitally on the 22nd of March. ICLD is then available for consultation and support during the application phase.


Click here to apply.