Supporting local governments and leadership
Global Forum on Local Development & Pan African Ministerial Workshop on Leadership Capacity Development will be held from 4-7 October at the Serena Hotel Conference in Kampala, Uganda
The convening of the Global Forum on Local Development is timely and strategic, bringing all the key players to the table to support the growing importance and significance of democratically elected Local Governments and making them champions for the achievement of the MDGs. The Forum is holistic taking into account both rural and local governments; and it strongly recognizes local governments as an important agent in state building, including in fragile post-conflict states.
The United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and the Government of Uganda are organizing the Global Forum. DESA through the Division for Public Administration and Development Management (DPADM) is collaborating with UNCDF in facilitating the organization of the Global Forum and will organize the Pan African Ministerial Workshop on Leadership Capacity Development for Decentralized Governance and Poverty Reduction in Africa.