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Women's Political Leadership 2020-2021

General Information

The Application should be completed and submitted to the programme secretariat of the International Centre for Local Democracy no later than August 24, 2020.

You cannot save data in this form. You need to complete the entire application and submit it during the same session.

If you have any technical difficulty in completing the form, please send an email to erika.berglin@icld.se

In order to complete the application please make sure you have the following documents saved on this computer:
1) A pdf or jpg copy of your passport showing personal and passport data
2) A passport-sized photo in jpg or gif-format (Preferred). Pdf format is also accepted for your photograph.

For any text, please use lower case latin letters A-Z and a-z. Cyrillic letters cannot be used. Please note that you need to fill in the application during the same session (it is not possible to save and come back another time). You can copy text from other programs and insert into the boxes where text is required.



Women as political leaders at local/regional level can apply to this Women's Political Leadership programme. You must reside and take an active role in politics in one of the following countries:
Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Indonesia, Kenya, Moldova, Mozambique, Namibia, Serbia, Tanzania, Turkey or Ukraine.


Please also confirm that you will be able to participate during all the phases of this programme 2021:

- Inception workshop January 19-21
- Swedish Phase May 24 - June 4
- Final workshop December 7-9
- Intermediate training with leadership issues
- Sustainable development goal initiative
- Not having an election of representatives neither state or local level during 2021

Application form

Please fill out all questions in the application form during the same session. Questions marked with an * must be responded to.
Please use lower case and only latin letters (abc.......vwxyz). Application form do not approve cyrillic letters.


The applicant is nominated by the local government

Political Record

Personal History

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 passport photograph of yourself.

Reason for applying

Computer knowledge

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 programme 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 program.

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

Strategic leadership issue

Each participant will work on strengthening their own personal "strategic leadership issue” which should improve their role as a political leader. Please describe your strategic issue, max 8000 characters, by describing:

1) Background and explanation of the role and responsibility of the applicant.
2) Strategic leadership issue and which tools needed to grow as a leader.

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 short-listed for the programme you will be contacted for a telephone or a skype interview.
If you are selected as participant, you will be notified by e-mail. Please check carefully that the e-mail address you have stated above as your primary e-mail functions, is correct and is regularly checked.

Further information

For information or questions regarding the programme, please contact: Therése Bergstrom Programme Officer E-mail: therese.bergstrom@icld.se

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.