UNESCO and ‘Union Iberoamericana de Municipalistas - UIM’ promote new training courses on local e-governance
A new edition of the ‘Local Electronic Governance Training Course - CEGEL’ in Spanish and Portuguese will be developed by the ‘School of Local Government’ of the ‘Iberoamerican Union of Municipalists’ (Union Iberoamericana de Municipalistas).
As in the earlier editions in Spanish and English, the CEGEL will be delivered by making an intensive use of information and communication technologies through a virtual campus (e-campus). The CEGEL educational programme is conceived in three modules: Electronic Local Administration, Local E-government and Electronic Local Democracy. Each module is under the leadership of a tutor, which is the responsible for the academic follow up of the trainees, under the co-ordination of the CEGEL academic director. A total of 135 working hours is needed to meet the requirements to obtain the diploma.
Both courses are organized in the framework of the cross-cutting project ‘Information and Communication Technologies for Improving Local Governance’ and “IFAP-2004/52 – TICs for Improvement of Local Governance: capacity building and community of practices for Latin America Local Managers”, financed by the Spanish Government, under funds-in-trust agreement. They provide a relevant contribution to overcome the problems to adapt local governments to the information and knowledge societies. The participants of these training programmes can also participate in a community of experts being organized by the ‘Universidade Externado de Colombia’, in the framework of both projects.
For further information and registration, please visit the website of the ‘Iberoamerican Union of Municipalists’, at http://www.uimunicipalistas.org and the specific link of each course.