As a global alliance of advocates for inclusive and efficient decentralization and localization around the world, the Local Public Sector Alliance (LPSA) aims to promote inclusive, equitable societies and sustainable global development by enhancing the understanding of decentralization and localization as complex, cross-cutting and multi-stakeholder reforms.
The LPSA Advisory Board wants to invite all interested policy practitioners, government officials, researchers and scholars, civil society stakeholders and other members of the global community of practice on decentralization and localization to an Open Planning Meeting on June 10, 2022 (8:00 am EST; 1:00 pm London; 2:00 pm Paris/Cairo/Johannesburg; 3:00 pm Nairobi; 5:30 pm New Delhi; 7:00 pm Bangkok/Jakarta) for your input in planning the work program of the Alliance for the period 2022-2023. Please register in advance for this open planning meeting (on Zoom):
In 2021, the nascent Local Public Sector Alliance established Decentralization.Net as its online platform; set up an initial advisory board and links with partner organizations; established a social media presence (including a LPSA LinkedIn Group); and, launched a bi-monthly newsletter. In addition, LPSA organized a series of regional webinars to assess the state of decentralization and localization around the world in partnership with a number of global organizations, including the World Bank, UNDP, UNCDF, DeLoG, and others.
The LPSA was formally incorporated as a non-profit organization in January 2022, and is now looking to prepare its strategic workplan for 2022-23. The open planning meeting will give the global community the opportunity to provide input to the deliberations of the Board of Directors and Advisory Board of the LPSA in deciding the future activities, including priorities with respect to:
- the preparation of knowledge products and datasets;
- webinar topics for the coming year;
- online course development;
- other types of convening and knowledge sharing;
- the possibility of establishing regional LPSA chapters; and
- country-level technical support and field building efforts.
In addition to joining yourself (or emailing us your ideas or suggestions), please feel free to forward this invitation to colleagues that may be interested in joining this planning meeting as well.
Chairman of the Local Public Sector Alliance Board of Advisors