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ILGS/MLGRD/DACF NATIONWIDE TRAINING PROGRAMME ON ‘EFFECTIVE FUNCTIONALITY OF THE PUBLIC RELATIONS AND COMPLAINTS COMMITTEE (PRCC) AND THE NEXT GENERATION LEADERSHIP’ FOR ASSEMBLY MEMBERS OF MMDAs

01 December, 2022

The Institute of Local Government Studies (ILGS) in collaboration with the Ministry of Local Government, Decentralisation and Rural Development (MLGRD) and the District Assemblies Common Fund (DACF) is organising a 4-Day Nationwide Training Programme on ‘Effective Functionality of the Public Relations and Complaints Committee (PRCCT) and the Next Generation Leadership’ for Assembly Members (AMs) of MMDAs. The residential programme is scheduled to take place in series of training events at the Institute’s Accra Campus, Ogbojo-Accra from 28th November to 22nd December, 2022.

Executive Strategic Leadership and Management Course for Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs)

14 November, 2022

Executive Strategic Leadership and Management Course for Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs), November - 14 2022, Accra.

The Institute of Local Government Studies in Collaboration with the Ministry of Local Government, Decentralisation and Rural Development (MLGRD) and the Swizz State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) organized a One Week Certificate Course on Executive Strategic Leadership and Management for MMDCEs from Monday 14th November 2022.

The Executive Strategic Leadership and Management Course was designed for Chief Executives of Ghana’s LGs to master the art of leading and managing local governance and development. The course was designed from the functions and responsibilities assigned to District Chief Executives by Sections 20 and 21 of the LG Act of 2016 (Act 936). The focus of the course was to ensure that by completion, the MMDCEs will be equipped with the needed knowledge, innovative ideas, skills and positive attitude to perform their job responsibilities. The MMDCEs will return to the LG jurisdictions more confident, more capable and better equipped to lead the transformation of their LGs and provide the kind of direction that would compel the Assembly Members and professional service staff to follow them toward the achievement of the Assembly’s goals.

At the end of the course MMDCEs are expected to be able to develop the key leadership and management ingredients that are needed to accomplish their responsibilities as chief representatives of the central government at the local level; apply the principles of leadership and management at the local government level and identify and explain elements in strategic planning and management.

Next Generation Leadership Training for Assembly Members

10 November, 2022
ILGS in collaboration with the Ministry of Local Government Rural Development and Decentralisation and partners is organising a series of 3-day Next Generation Leadership Training for Assembly Members of forty (40) selected districts of the REEL-G Pilot Project from 7th to 30th November, 2022. The leadership programme is intended to enhance competencies of participants for effective performance of their representative, deliberative, legislative, executive and oversight duties as well as obligations.

Undergraduate Programme: BSc. Governance and Development Studies Admissions

20 October, 2022
ADMISSIONS FOR 2022/23 ACADEMIC YEAR
 
The four-year programme in Governance and Development Studies with specialisation in Local Government Admistration, Local Economic Development, Social Development, Environmental Management, Private Sector Development is now open for admissions. Application forms can be downloaded from our website.
  1. An applicant is requested to complete the Application Form in BLOCK LETTERS with all the relevant information as
  2. Ensure copies of certificates/ results slips and any other relevant academic records are enclosed.
  3. Two (2) recent Passport sized Photographs, one of which should be affixed to the form. The other 2 should be endorsed by a Senior Public Officer above the rank of Assistant Director, Lawyer or a Medical
  4. Two stamped self-addressed express
  5. Mature Applicant (Mature candidates are applicants who are 25 years and above but do not have the minimum academic qualification for direct admission) should include in the Application Form copies of his/her Birth Certificate.

The application fee is non-refundable:

  1. Ghanaians: GH¢100.00
  2. West African / African Nationals: USD50.00
  3. Other foreign nationals: USD100.00

MODE OF PAYMENT: Pay-in Slip or banker’s Draft to be made payable to the Institute of Local Government Studies

DOWNLOAD APPLICATION FORM HERE

Report- High Level Breakfast Meeting on LED

26 September, 2022

High Level Breakfast Meeting- Promoting Local Economic Development to Create Jobs, September - 09 - 2022, Accra.

The Institute of Local Government Studies held a High Level Breakfast Meeting on Promoting Local Economic Development to Create Jobs on 9th September, 2022 in Accra. The discussions centered on Lessons from the Nationwide Training on the Next Generation Local Economic Development (NGLED) and Emerging Issues and the localisation of the national agenda for job creation.

High Level Breakfast Meeting- Promoting Local Economic Development to Create Jobs

12 September, 2022

High Level Breakfast Meeting- Promoting Local Economic Development to Create Jobs, September - 09 - 2022, Accra.

The Institute of Local Government Studies held a High Level Breakfast Meeting on Promoting Local Economic Development to Create Jobs on 9th September, 2022 in Accra. The discussions centered on Lessons from the Nationwide Training on the Next Generation Local Economic Development (NGLED) and Emerging Issues and the localisation of the national agenda for job creation.

High Level Breakfast Meeting- Promoting Local Economic Development to Create Jobs

12 September, 2022

High Level Breakfast Meeting- Promoting Local Economic Development to Create Jobs, September - 09 - 2022, Accra.

The Institute of Local Government Studies held a High Level Breakfast Meeting on Promoting Local Economic Development to Create Jobs on 9th September, 2022 in Accra. The discussions centered on Lessons from the Nationwide Training on the Next Generation Local Economic Development (NGLED) and Emerging Issues and the localisation of the national agenda for job creation.

2021/2022 SPECIAL ADMISSIONS COHORT MATRICULATION

30 August, 2022
2021/2022  SPECIAL ADMISSIONS COHORT MATRICULATION
 
The Institute held a Matriculation ceremony for its 2021/2022 Special Admissions Cohort on Friday, 26th August, 2022 at the Institute's campus at Ogbojo, Accra.
By administration of the Matriculation Oath, a total number of forty seven (47) students were admitted as junior members in stautu pupilari of the Institute of Local Government Studies by the Director,
Prof. Nicholas Awortwi.
Prof. Awortwi in a speech urged the students to be critical thinkers and suggest ideas from the knowledge they acquire during their studies. He indicated that four additional Master's programmes have been added to the existing programmes, hence the Institute offers eight Masters Degree programmes. The programmes are as follows: 
 
1. MSc. Environmental Science, Policy and  Management 
2. MSC. Local Economic Development 
3. MSc. Public UBLIC Financial Management 
4. M.A. Local Government Administration and Organisation 
5. MSc. Sanitation and Water Governance
6. MSc. Procurement and  Contract Management
7. MSc. Development Management 
8. MSc. Urban Governance and Management 
 
He added that the Institute is charting a new course through the introduction of an undergraduate programme in governance and development,  the idea is to ensure that all Assembly Members who had not obtained a bachelor's degree are enrolled to birth a  new generation of Assembly Members to drive local development.

Delegation from Zimbabwean Local Government visits ILGS

28 June, 2022
A six member delegation from the Zimbabwean Local Government Board and the Ministry of Local Government and Public Works, led by the Chief Director of the Office of the Head of Local Government Service, Mr. James Oppong-Mensah, paid a courtesy call to the Management and Staff of the  Institute of Local Government Studies on Tuesday, 21st June, 2022. The delegation led by the Permanent Secretary of the Mininstry of Local Government and Public Works, Mr. Z. R. Churu  was in Ghana for a benchmarking visit.
Prof. Nicholas Awortwi, the Director of ILGS, welcomed the delegation and briefed them on the Institute's mandate and functions in building capacities for local government  in Ghana and beyond. He also introduced the Graduate and Professional programmes the Institute offers and informed them of the Institute's plans of chartering into a full university in future.
The leader of the team expressed delight in the functions of the Institute and programmes offered. They assured the Management of future collaborations with the Institute

OPENING OF ADMISSIONS FOR ILGS MASTERS’ DEGREE PROGRAMMES-2022/23 ACADEMIC YEAR

15 June, 2022

The Institute of Local Government Studies (ILGS) has opened admissions for its, flagship Master’s Degree Programmes for the 2022/2023 academic year.

The four (4) programmes being mounted by the Innnnnnstitute are all relevant for professional career in local governance and development practice. These are:

  • Environmental Science, Policy and Management
  • Local Economic Development
  • Public Financial Management
  • A. Local Governance and Management.

The Institute is accredited by the Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (GTEC) and affiliated with the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST). It also has standing relationship with other reputable international institutions of higher learning for world class instructions and learning.

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