If you are a local political leader in Africa, Asia or Eastern Europe, a woman and most importantly, an agent of change – this programme is for you.
All parts of the training are based on equity, participation, transparency and accountability, and the goal is to strengthen democracy in the organisations taking part in the training, primarily by strengthening the politician herself, as well as capacitating women politicians in general to be good role models and to get a higher involvement of underrepresented groups in decision making bodies.
ICLD is a non-profit organisation, whose principal partner is the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions (SALAR).
Our operations are financed by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida).
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1. The following countries are eligible for the programme: Albania, Botswana, Georgia, Indonesia, Kosovo, Moldova, Montenegro, Namibia, North Macedonia, Rwanda, Serbia, Tanzania, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, Vietnam, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
2. Only elected women politicians (currently in office) in a local / regional government will be considered.
3. The applicants are prioritized according to the following: Mayor, Deputy Mayor, Councilor. We at ICLD aim to create a group that includes both majority and opposition politicians, as well as a diversity of ages and experience.
4. Applicants representing municipalities included in ICLD’s Municipal Partnerships and / or interested in cooperating with Swedish Municipalities will have an advantage in the selection of participants.
5. The 12-month training focuses on developing politicial leadership skills and is open only to women who hold an elected seat in a local government.
6. ICLD trainings are open to all that are eligible, irrespective of physical ability.
7. Candidates who have previously participated in an ICLD training programme financed by Sida cannot apply for this programme.
8. Candidates must be proficient in English because the the training programme will be organised and conducted in English.
9. Once selected, the participant is required:
a) to have approval to participate in all aspects of the program from her local authority;
b) to attend all scheduled parts of the 12-month programme;
c) to actively participate in the workshops and complete assignments between workshops (journals, reports).
The activities in the programme will be carried out on-site and digitally.
Due to the nature of the programme, family members are not allowed to accompany participants to the programme when activities will be carried out on-site.
The programme period: January – December 2022.
Closing date for applications is 31 August 2021.
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