ITP Application

Leadership in Local Governance 3

General Information

The Application should be completed and submitted to the programme secretariat of the International Centre for Local Democracy no later than August 25th 2020.

Applications received after this date will not be considered.

If you have any technical difficulty in completing the form or any other questions regarding the form, please do not hesitate to contact


In order to complete the application please make sure you have the following documents saved on the computer you are applying from:
1) A pdf or jpg copy of your passport
2) A passport-sized photo in jpg or gif-format (Preferred). Pdf format is also accepted for your photograph.
You cannot save data in this form. You need to complete the entire application and submit it during the same session. You can copy text from other programs in the boxes where text is required.
For any text, please use latin letters A-Z and a-z. Cyrillic letters cannot be used.


Please fill out all questions in the application form. Questions marked with an * must be responded to.

You must live and work in one of the countries Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, South Africa or Zambia to be eligible for this training.


Please ensure that you are nominated to participate in the training and fill in all the details of the nominating person.
The applicant is nominated by the authorizing authority below (when necessary/applicable)


Add a passport sized photograph. After completing the application and after submitting the application by pressing the "Apply" button below you will be directed to a page where you can upload a photograph.

For politicians

If you are a politician, please fill in the questions below.

If no - proceed to questions for local government officials or for representatives from grassroot organizations.

For local/regional government officials

If you work in the local government administration, please fill in questions applicable to you

For representatives of grassroot organizations

If you apply as a representative of an NGO, CSO or another form of grassrot organization, please respond to the following questions.

Computer knowledge

Please fill in the below questions

Please state your level of proficiency in using computer software:

Language Skills

The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) is a framework of reference for assessing proficiency of foreign languages. The CEFR describes foreign language proficiency at six levels: A1 and A2, B1 and B2, C1 and C2. To participate in the ITP you need to have a level of English equivalent to at least B1 but preferably B2. Please read through the following document Reference_for_Languages carefully and assess you own level of English. Be prepared to show your level of English in an interview before acceptance to the programme.

I assess that my level of English is as follows for the different proficiencies:

My team's challenge/problem

Please describe the challenge/problem you want to work with as a change project during the training.
1) Description of the situation you wish to address.
2) Why this is a problem and for whom.
3) Describe the position, titles and roles of the proposed team members
4) What makes you and the team suitable to address the challenge/problem?
(For more information and clarification, please refer to the paragraph "Change projects" in the invitation brochure).

Medical statement

General Data Protection Regulation, GDPR

If you need further information please see here: Integrity Policy

Code of Conduct

By applying to this training programme, you are agreeing to the ICLD Code of Conduct that includes the values and expectations of our partners, participants and employees.

To participate in ICLDs programmes you agree to NOT:
* Discriminate against anyone irrespective of their race, tribe, gender, sexual orientation, physical
ability, partly affiliation, language and religion.
* Participate in any form of sexual harassment, physical or verbal, including the buying or selling of
sexual services.
* Participate in any form of corruption, cheating, misuse of funds or nepotism

Violation of any of these key values may be cause for dismissal from the programme.

All training courses are open to anyone, irrespective of physical ability. If you have any type of physical challenge, please let us know so that we can resolve any practical issues tht may arise.


I certify that my statements in response to the questions in this form are true, complete and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief.
If selected as a participant I understand and accept that I must devote sufficient time during the programme as I have been informed and as instructed by the programme management.

If you are put on the short-list for the training you will be contacted for a telephone or a skype interview.
Applicants will be notified of the result of the selection process via email. Please check carefully that the email address you have stated above as primary email functions, is correct and regularly checked.

Further information

For information or questions regarding the programme, please contact: Liene Ledaine, Programme Officer E-mail:

After submitting your application by clicking the "Apply" button, you will be directed to a page where you will be prompted to upload a pdf or jpg copy of your passport and a passport sized photograph.

After submitting your application you will receive a "Success notification" including a registration number. Please note the number and keep it for any future correspondance with the ICLD.