Press Releases

6/8/2012 DELGOSEA Final Conference: The Journey Towards Democratic Local Governance Continues

The DELGOSEA network is calling for a more permanent dialogue on decentralization and local governance to be established between ASEAN member states and for expanded collaboration with local authorities (LAs), as well as civil society, in a multi-stakeholder approach. The importance of regional cooperation on local governance with the aim of securing better living conditions for the people of Southeast Asia has been recognised by ASEAN and support for a joint approach by the member states is growing.

4/5/2012 Policy makers and civil society from 8 ASEAN Countries meet to create a roadmap for better local governance

Policy makers and civil society from eight ASEAN countries came together yesterday and today (3/5 and 4/5) in Phnom Penh, Cambodia to strengthen regional cooperation at the local level. The focus is on good local governance for better Disaster Risk Management of Climate Change Challenges, as well as on Financing Urban Economic and Infrastructure Development Programmes.

3/5/2012 National Workshop on Policy Recommendations and Networking in Cambodia

Cambodian policy  makers  and  civil  society  came  together  yesterday and today  (2-3  May  2012)  in Phnom Penh to discuss best practice replication in local governance. The event is part of a  series  of  workshop  organised  by  DELGOSEA – a  regional  project  supporting  best practice exchange in local governance – implemented by Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung. The workshops  in Manila  (The  Philippines),  Jakarta  (Indonesia), Bangkok  (Thailand) and Hanoi (Vietnam) were held between March and April 2012.

27/4/2012 National Workshop on Policy Recommendations and Networking in Vietnam

Vietnamese policy  makers  and representatives  from civil  society organisations came together today (27/4) in Hanoi to discuss best practice replication in local governance. The event is  part  of  a  series  of seminars organised  by DELGOSEA – a  regional  project supporting  best  practice  exchange  in  local  governance  –  implemented  by  Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung.  The  seminars  in  Manila  (The  Philippines),  Jakarta  (Indonesia), Bangkok (Thailand) and Hanoi (Vietnam) were held between March and April 2012.

19/4/2012 National Workshop on Policy Recommendations and Networking in Thailand

Thai policy  makers  and  civil  society  came  together  today (19/4) in Bangkok to  discuss best  practice replication in local  governance. The event is part  of  a  series  of workshop organised by DELGOSEA – a regional project supporting best practice exchange in local governance.  The  workshop  in Hanoi  (Vietnam) will  be conducted on 27 April 2012. In Manila (The Philippines) and Jakarta (Indonesia), the workshops were held on 29 March and 17 April, respectively.

17/4/2012 National Workshop on Policy Recommendations and Networking in Indonesia

Indonesian  policy  makers  and  civil  society  came  together  today  (17/4)  in  Jakarta to iscuss best  practice replication in  local  governance.  The event is  part  of  a  series  of workshop  organised  by  DELGOSEA –  a  regional  project  supporting  best  practice exchange  in  local  governance.  The  workshops  in  Bangkok  (Thailand) and  Hanoi (Vietnam) will be conducted on 19 and 27 April, respectively. In Manila (The Philippines), the workshop was held on 29 March 2012.

29/3/2012 National Workshop on Policy Recommendations and Networking in the Philippines

On  Wednesday,  29 March  2012,  DELGOSEA  organizes  a  one-day  national  workshop  in Manila on policy recommendations, sustainability and advocacy. The aim is to provide a forum for networking  and  information-sharing among  the  pilot  LGUs/cities,  namely, Alaminos City,  Bacolod  City  and  the  ManLuNa  (Manticao,  Lugait,  Naawan)  and  BinKiSU (Binaungan, Kinoguitan, Sugbongcogon) cluster of municipalities, Misamis Oriental in the Philippines,  the  DELGOSEA  network  and  other  stakeholders  at  national  and  regional level.

27/9/2011 DELGOSEA Midterm Review and Evaluation Conference

The third transnational conference of ‘Partnership for Democratic Local Governance in Southeast Asia (DELGOSEA)’, a regional project supporting best practice exchange in local governance, will be taking place in Batam, Indonesia, from 27 – 28 September 2011. It will be followed by a one-day training workshop on monitoring and evaluation. DELGOSEA is co-funded by the European Commission and Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) of Germany through the German Ministry for Development Cooperation.

11/5/2011 Best Practices Local Governance National Workshop Launches in Indonesia

DELGOSEA, co-funded by the European Union and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) of Germany through the German Ministry for Development Cooperation, organizes a one-day national workshop on local governance best practices in Jakarta on May 11, 2011. Attendees are representatives from the National Development Planning Agency (BAPPENAS), Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, Ministry of Public Works, Local Government Associations, Ministry of Environment, Ministry of National Education, the European Union Delegation, civil society organisations, and representatives from academia and media.

3/5/2011 Best Practices Local Governance National Workshop Launches in the Philippines

DELGOSEA Team in Philippines, in close collaboration with the Local Government Development Foundation (LOGODEF)  organizes a one-day workshop in Manila, Philippines on May 05, 2011. The workshop is intended as a sharing forum between local and national government stakeholders in strategizing the implementation of local governance best practices replication. 

29/4/2011 Best Practices Local Governance National Workshop Launches in Thailand

DELGOSEA Team in Thailand, in close collaboration with the Thailand Environment Institute (TEI) and Municipal League of Thailand (MLT), organizes a
one-day workshop in Bangkok, Thailand on April 29, 2011. The workshop,  intended as a sharing forum between local and national government stakeholders in strategizing the implementation of local governance best practices replication, is to be officially opened by Mr. Prai Pattano, the President of MLT.

26/4/2011 Best Practices Local Governance National Workshop Launches in Cambodia

DELGOSEA Team in Cambodia, in close collaboration with the National League of Commune/Sangkats (NLC/S), organizes a one-day workshop in Phnom Penh on April 26, 2011 with up to 40 local government stakeholders of Kampot and Choam Chao, officials of the Ministry of Interior, staff and advisors at the Secretariat of the National Committee for Sub-National Democratic Development (NCDDS), lecturers and students of various academic institutions and other concerned NGO/IOs as well as development partners to discuss and finalize DELGOSEA best practices’ transfer concept development. 

15/4/2011 Best Practices Local Governance National Workshop Launches in Vietnam

DELGOSEA Team in Vietnam, in close collaboration with the Association of Cities in Vietnam (ACVN), organizes a one-day workshop in Hanoi on April 15, 2011 with up to 16 local government stakeholders from participating pilot cities: Danang, Vinh, and Tra Vinh to discuss and finalize DELGOSEA best practices’ (BP) transfer concept development. Lang Son – one of the host cities in Vietnam whose best practice on administrative reforms was selected by DELGOSEA, will also be taking part in the workshop.

18/11/2010 DELGOSEA Starts Capacity Development Workshop for Local Coaches

The Partnership for Democratic Local Governance in Southeast Asia (DELGOSEA), in collaboration with local government association partners: Thailand Environment Institute (TEI) and Municipal League of Thailand (MLT), host a capacity development workshop for up to 60 local governance coaches from DELGOSEA partner countries of Indonesia, Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines starting November 18 -25, 2010 in Pattaya, Thailand.

21/09/2010 Bacolod City Teams Up with DELGOSEA to Replicate People Private Public Partnership Best Practice

The Bacolod City government in the Philippines, through Local Government Development Foundation (LOGODEF), teams up with the Partnership for Democratic Local Governance in Southeast-Asia (DELGOSEA) to replicate local governance best practice on People Private Public Partnership from Cambodia.

26/08/2010 New Municipalities Join DELGOSEA to Replicate Good Governance Best Practices

The Partnership for Democratic Local Governance project or DELGOSEA has started preparing the transfer process of good governance best practices by formally engaging several municipal governments across partnering Southeast-Asian countries as pilot cities through the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) since July 2010.

15/08/2010 Website Launch www.delgosea.eu for the Transnational Exchange of Best Practices on Local Governance

The Partnership for Democratic Local Governance (DELGOSEA) has launched its website to facilitate the transnational exchange of best practices on local
governance in Southeast Asia.

03/06/2010 Manila: New Network launched on Best Practice Exchange on Democratic Local Governance in Southeast Asia

The project “Partnership for Democratic Local Governance in Southeast-Asia” has officially started its activities. The project is co-funded by the European Commission and covering five countries in Southeast-Asia: Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam.