Councils play a vital role in reducing digital exclusion, however, they are dependent on partners to ensure that more people can get online and use digital technology. This briefing explores what is happening to achieve this around the UK.
Join us in the lead up to Reconciliation Week to discuss practical ways to help the Indigenous economy thrive and the actions the Close the Gap campaign is taking.
This Policy Briefing takes a closer look at the both Close the Gap Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Equality Campaign both, and the Victorian Government’s Aboriginal and Local Government Strategy 2021-2026 and focuses in particular on local government’s role.
Hello from Malmo! We’re hearing inspiring stories at the ICLEI conference like how a housing association is using a environmental and social programmes to improve the financial bottom line.
This primer introduces you to the role of local authorities in tackling the climate emergency and highlights three key areas of climate action. It is part of a series of primers, covering key local authority topics, which are aimed particularly at new councillors to help them settle into the role.
Meath County Council Library Service’s award-winning ‘Laptops for Loan’ reduces digital divide in schools
Continuing our series by winners of the Chambers Ireland 2021 Excellence in Local Government Awards is Meath County Council, whose Library Service was awarded Best Library Service for the project ‘Laptops for Loan’, aimed at addressing the digital divide compounded by the Covid-19 pandemic.
As the ‘self-built tiny house tour’ genre of videos remains highly popular, it’s easy to see the appeal of these dwellings, with their low-cost builds, cool space-saving tricks and minimalist, cosy interiors. But can these tiny houses actually contribute to alleviating housing security for those who need it most, or is the popularity of tiny…
This briefing deals with a paper published as part of the IFS-Deaton Inequality Review focused on labour market inequality. The paper considers technological changes and skills demand, labour market institutions and contract regulation.
Two sessions relevant for senior managers and officers who want to develop their inclusive leadership practice and / or work in the area of equalities, as well as elected members who want to re-examine equality and diversity policies within their local authority and their leadership role within and outside the council.
As the climate crisis worsens, extreme heat events are becoming an increasingly common across the world. These events pose a serious threat to life as well as to supply chains, infrastructure and economies. Miami-Dade County is one place that is leading the way in addressing extreme heat. In this article Mayor Daniella Levine Cava discusses…