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Arawa conducts pilot gender in local government training

Arawa Urban Council in Bougainville recently took the initiative to start the roll out of the Gender in Local Government training which was first conducted in March as a componant of the Funding Leadership and Opportunities for Women (FLOW) Program.

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LAAV holds its Annual General Meeting for 2014

The Local Authorities Association of Vanuatu (LAAV) recently held its Annual General Meeting at the SHEFA provincial headquarters in Port Vila, Vanuatu. The LAAV AGM was held from the 19-20 of June 2014 and was was attended by Presidents, Secretary Generals, Mayors and town clerks of the 9 local Authorities.

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Women participate in building leadership capacity program

Following the establishment of Bougainville (Buka and Arawa) Women in Local Government Networks (WiLGN) in March 2013, a subsequent activity – building leadership capacities training program - was conducted to support the work of the members, as well as to create greater interest and recognition of their contribution towards supportive and engaging local environment in which they (women) could prosper and take on leading roles.

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Commonwealth Local Government Forum (CLGF) Pacific

The CLGF Pacific works with national and local government and other stakeholders in the Pacific region to strengthen local democracy and improve service delivery. Working with central governments, city and town councils in eight Pacific island countries (Cook Islands, Kiribati, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu), CLGF is promoting and encouraging regional exchange and capacity building by strengthening institutions and improving service delivery at the sub-national level.

The CLGF Pacific was set up to support local government management in the unique complex and changing Pacific environment, characterised by rapid urbanisation which brings specific challenges and opportunities.  The CLGF Pacific works with urban local and sub-national governments in the region to help them tackle these challenges and maximise the development opportunities.

The new CLGF Pacific Local Government Strengthening Program was launched on 3 November 2011 at the Pacific Local Government Annual Forum. The project will run from 2011-2015 and represents the second major phase of CLGF's work in the region. It reflects the outcomes of extensive review and consultations with regional stakeholders, including at the Regional Symposium in Port Vila, October 2010 and builds on the existing work and experience of CLGF work with local government in the region.

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Projects and activities

PHASE 1 (2005- 2010)

CLGF Pacific Local Government Capacity Building Project
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PHASE 2 (2011-2015)

CLGF Pacific Local Government Strengthening Program read more>

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Pacific Local Government Forum

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