In 1994 The World Bank established the Municipal Development Program [MDP] in Sub-Saharan Africa to acknowledge the fact that "effective local government is critical to improving access to social and infrastructure services and to mobilizing local resources" [Ref:Building Capacity for Decentralisation and Local Governance
In Australia, AusAID is the Government Agency that assists the World Bank to promote Local Governance issues through tenders similar to "The Philippines Local Governance Development Program [LGDP]" which requires a Managing Contractor by 10 Jul 2006.
In addition the Prime Minister's Department is promoting APEC 2007 and is well supported by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade which was issued several recent tenders to support Australia hosting APEC 2007
These tenders include APEC - Youth Education Program and APEC - Public Relations & Communications to "raise public awareness and deepen understanding of policy issues related to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum".
The Rio Tinto Future Fund is one company in Australia that has assisted one Local Council with the development a Volunteer Management Scheme
The Webinar on Thu 27 Jul 2006 will include a review of how Youth Sport Activities can be a key aspect for effective Local Government participation. The Webinar on Thu 22 Jun 2006 reviewed the new Local Government User-Pays Economics and the implications to rate-payers and Small & Medium size Enterprises [SMEs].
|EVENT||eCommunity Initiatives||TOPIC||Local Governance|
|DATE||Thu 27 Jul 2006||TIME||16:00 - 18:00|
259 George Street
Car: Meters/Car Park
Registration for Seminar - Early Bird by 17:00 Mon 17 Jul 2006
|16:10||Seminar Sponsor||eCommunity Initiatives|
|16:45||Councils, RSLs & Sport||TBC|