Governance and Development Community
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Welcome to Solution Exchange for the Municipal Governance and Development Community
The Municipal Governance and Development Community in Afghanistan brings together the professionals managing Afghanistan's municipalities, as well as those working to enhance their capacity to provide effective, efficient and responsive municipal services to their citizens, in support of the Sub-National Governance Policy and the Afghanistan National Development Strategy.
It is a United Nations knowledge facilitation service that significantly contributes to the capacity development process for improved governance and development in cities of Afghanistan.
Membership in this Community builds your network with municipal experts, facilitates your access to their wide range of experiences across Afghanistan and outside and enhances your knowledge of how municipal governance and development moves/should move in the country.
Your knowledge is the only qualification for membership, and you are welcome to join the Community to contribute to the discussions on municipal issues.
How it works
The Municipal Governance and Development Community, like all Solution Exchange Communities, is about collaboration with your peers - virtual and face-to-face:
Virtual services. Everyone in a Community is a member of a mail group moderated by a Facilitation Team, a senior domain specialist and a research associate located in a UN Agency. When you face a challenge you e-mail a query to the Community. Over the next 1-3 weeks members respond with experience, contacts, advice or other suggestions to help you out. Once the query closes the Facilitation Team synthesizes the responses, experiences and the resources recommended into a Consolidated Reply, and circulates it to Community members.
Face-to-face. Community members meet in annual forums and regional events to interact, learn from each other and make new connections. Members also collaborate on assignments, tapping into each others' knowledge, expertise and different perspectives.
The Community addresses ways for municipal administrations to increase revenue, be cost-effective, improve service delivery, and build well-designed municipalities:
Who should join?
Members of this Community include government officials, civil society actors, political authorities and other professionals concerned with municipal governance and development issues for Afghanistan:
Leaders of this Community
The community is guided by a "Resource Group" comprised of representatives of the key actors engaged in municipal governance and development in Afghanistan: