“The Association of Local Government Authorities of Somaliland (ALGASL) is a non-governmental organization established in 2006 that brings together 23 electoral districts of the country. ALGASL’s objective is to assist local government entities in achieving their mission complying with principles of good governance and decentralization, and improve their position within the overall institutional framework of the country by influencing decision making processes that affect them. Its mandate is to represent, advocate for and build the capacity of local governments in Somaliland addressing the current issues they face and particularly regarding; effective implementation of the decentralization policy; increasing the revenues of local governments; local economic development; and social development. With the goal of strengthening local governments and elected representatives to help improve financial management capacity and provide policy guidance and support for local economic development through support of the UN-JPLG agencies, European Union and VNG-International.”
What We Do
Association of Local Government Authorities of Somaliland (ALGASL) is the voice of local governments of Somaliland through lobby and advocating from the central government matters against the mandates of the municipalities. The association provides platforms for experience sharing that all local government comes together to demonstrate challenges and opportunities regarding local government efforts. Since the 2006 ALGASL stands to provide capacity solution programs to the local government.
Building Strong Local Government
International Local Government Capacity Programme (LGCP)
Local governments in developing countries play an increasing role in stimulating and facilitating economic and social development. Not only are citizens demanding better government services; central governments are delegating ever more tasks to local governments' duties. One can think of clean streets, clean drinking water, working sewers, a valid title deed registration system, support in setting up businesses. Local administrators are not always well equipped to properly fulfil this role.
VNG International Local Government Capacity Programme (LGCP) Kigali
(Berbera Economic Forum Training on 11 th November, LED Training to
Las-anod, Baligubadle & Zeila 23 – 24 Nov, PPP Training to Pilot District 27 Nov,
Khalid A. Hirsi,
ALGASL Executive Director