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close this bookTraining for Elected Leadership - The Councillor as Enabler (HABITAT, 1994, 18 p.)
close this folderPart I - Essay on the councillor as enabler
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View the documentConcepts and ideas
View the documentThe art of enabling
View the documentEnabling strategies
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View the documentNetworking
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View the documentCreativity
View the documentFacilitating/enabling/empowering
View the documentEnabling and community development
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View the documentAnnex - Service delivery options for local government
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Key points

· Enabling is a strategy that can expand your local government's ability to serve its citizens with quality programmes and services.

· Enabling is a process of mobilizing community resources and divesting decision-making to those who use these resources to meet their needs.

· While local governments should provide for local public services, they should leave the production of these services to others.

· Effective councillors have an ever-widening network of contacts and re-sources they can tap to get things done for, and with, their constituents.

· Councillors who collabourate with other stakeholders to provide programmes and services expand their options and conserve their resources in the process.