Dr Greg Munro is new CLGF Secretary-General
Dr Greg Munro has been named as the new CLGF Secretary-General by the Board of the Commonwealth Local Government Forum (CLGF) which brings together city leaders, mayors, local government ministers and other key stakeholders. Dr Munro, a South African national, will take up his post with effect from August 2016, based at CLGF headquarters in London.
His role will be to lead the organisation in meeting the challenges of localising the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, delivering a comprehensive programme for CLGF’s members in promoting local democracy and decentralisation and tackling key issues for local government internationally, working with the Commonwealth Secretariat and other partners. He will participate in the annual meetings of the CLGF Board and to the meeting of the new Commonwealth Sustainable Cities Network, London, 11-13 July.
Dr Munro has wide international and local government experience: he is currently Associate Director at the International HIV AIDS Alliance and has extensive knowledge of working internationally on developmental issues, including interaction with governments and donors at senior level. He had previously worked with UNAIDS, the World Bank, and as local government official at executive level in Cape Town and Durban.
Dr Munro takes over from Dr Carl Wright, who helped found CLGF in 1995 and who remains ex officio CLGF Board member as Secretary-General Emeritus.