The existence of a cadre of highly skilled public officials and civil society representatives is critical to the success of any decentralisation strategy. This is why the Multi-level government initiative hosts a dedicated Masters Programme on Local Government and Decentralisation at the University of the Western Cape. The Programme comprises modules, an internship and research and attracts students from across the continent.
Registered students can access material for the Local Government Law module, Law on Intergovernmental Relations module and the Law of Good Governance Module.
The details for the 2013 LLM Programme are below:
- Letter to the Applicant
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Policy on the LLM Programme
- General Information on the LLM Programme
- Module 1: Law of Intergovernmental Relations
- Module 2: Local Government Law
- Module 3: Law of Good Governance
- Module 4: Constitutional Design in Divided Societies
- Module 5: Internship (400 hour internship at an institution of decentralisation in South Africa).
Multi-level government initiative staff members regularly teach in international capacity building and teaching programmes such as
- Forum of Federations’ teaching programme on federalism for academics in Sudan; and
- University of Fribourg’s International Summer University on Federalism, Decentralisation and Conflict Resolution