The Municipal Development Partnership (MDP) was launched in May 1991 to improve the capacity of local governments and support the process of decentralization in Sub-Saharan Africa. The Programme has two regional offices: the Western and Central African office in Cotonou, Benin and the Eastern and Southern African office in Harare, Zimbabwe. Both units collaborate closely but maintain separate regional offices in order to increase administrative flexibility and respond to different local government modalities in Western and Eastern and Southern Africa. Each unit has a Board of Directors composed of Mayors, Town Clerks and local government practitioners and representatives of donor agencies.
The Municipal Development Partnership for Eastern and Southern Africa is an active and hands-on capacity building facility with the aim of enabling effective self-governance at local level in Sub-Saharan Africa. It promotes alternative development approaches to problems and issues that affect local authorities by placing emphasis on ownership and direct participation of key stakeholders.
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ARIAL Regional Trainings for Local Government Associations in the Eastern and Southern Africa Region
Strategy for East Africa
Participatory Budgeting On-line Course for Africa
The Municipal Development Partnership for Eastern and Southern Africa (MDP-ESA) and the Gesellschaft fur International Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) are completing the delivery of a Participatory Budgeting E-learning Course for Africa. The e-learning course was conducted from 26 November 2012 to 28 February 2013, and hosted by the Global Campus 21.
Successful participants on the e-learning course from the three participating countries of Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia will meet in Inhambane, Mozambique from 8 – 12 April 2013 for the 2nd face to face seminar. The first F2F was held in Livingstone, Zambia in November 2012.
The purpose of the F2F training is to allow participants to review the entire training which lasted three months and share lessons learnt and challenges as well as develop personal work plans. The F2F will also showcase presentations on Transfer Projects developed through efforts of team work by participants.
During the e-learning course, various issues came up as a result of the chat sessions and discussion forums. The following were some of the questions posed to participants in the interactive sessions;
More packaged literature on the e-learning course and responses to the above questions will be shared on this portal soon.
GIZ and MDP-ESA wish to thank participants and course tutors for their commitment and valuable input on the Participatory Budgeting Course.
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