LPSA’s Thematic Working Group on Local Democracy, Inclusive Governance and Community-led Development brings together government officials, policy practitioners, scholars, civil society organizations, and citizens who share an interest and expertise on local democracy, inclusive governance and community-led development.
Working group leadership and coordination
The LPSA Thematic Working Group on Local Democracy and Inclusive Governance is currently chaired by Augustine Magolowondo (Regional Director, Democracy Works Foundation). The Alliance is currently in the process of identifying additional co-chairs for the LPSA Thematic Working Group on Local Democracy and Inclusive Governance. Limabenla Jamir is the Working Group’s Coordinator. The Localization Thematic Working Group Co-Chairs and Coordinator can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Working group purpose and activities
The LPSA Thematic Working Group on Local Democracy and Inclusive Governance seeks to assess, advance, and share the state of global knowledge on local democracy, inclusive governance and community-led development. In other words, the Local Democracy and Inclusive Governance Thematic Working Group seeks to elevate the global debate on local democracy, inclusive governance, and community-led development in countries around the world.
The working group’s activities include:
- Quarterly working group meetings, in order for working group members to update each other on efforts to strengthen local democracy, inclusive governance and community-led development; and to identify topics of mutual interest to the Working Group’s members;
- Advance the general state of knowledge on the state of practice with respect to local democracy, inclusive governance and community-led developments, among others through the application of the LoGICA Framework ;
- Explore topics of mutual interest and advance the state of knowledge through research and other knowledge development efforts, by mobilizing the Working Group’s collective resources and/or by linking to other LPSA resources and Working Groups as relevant.
- Knowledge sharing. The Thematic Working Group aims to keep its members as well as the larger (global) Community of Practice informed on relevant reforms, trends, and policy research in the realm of local democracy and inclusive governance, by sharing relevant news and information through Decentralization.Net and by organizing webinars and other knowledge sharing events where relevant and possible.
LAC Thematic Working Group Meetings
LPSA Thematic Working Groups aim to meet at least on a quarterly basis. Working group meetings are announced on LPSA’s Events Calendar.
Working group membership
The LPSA Thematic Working Group on Local Democracy and Inclusive Governance and its meetings are open to LPSA’s membership and to the general public. You can join the Thematic Working Group and receive reminders and updated from the Localization Working Group by opting-in to the working group as part of your free LPSA Membership registration.
Other LPSA Working Groups
LPSA’s Regional and Thematic Working Groups are an integral part of the Local Public Sector Alliance and operate under Terms of References issued by the Alliance. LPSA Working Groups are supported by the LPSA Secretariat.