BAGUIO CITY – The League of Cities of the Philippines (LCP) announced the opening of applications for the LCP-International City/County Management Association (ICMA) Professional Fellows Program.
The program is open to professionals from Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar (Burma), Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam who will be brought to the United States for immersion into US local governments programs and community action plans.
According to the ICMA, “the Fellowship focuses on both the themes of legislative processes and governance and environmental sustainability. Fellows will learn practical skills focusing on local governments’ role and responsibility in civic engagement, promoting transparency while also fostering interaction with leaders from the federal, state and local organizations.”
LCP national president Mayor Herbert Bautista said the LCP is assisting the ICMA in screening young local leader applicants for the fellowship program through the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI).
“As of today, the said program has sent 11 fellows to the different US local governments. The fellows immersed into their host local government’s different programs and developed community action plans to be applied into their regular work in the Philippines,” Bautista said.
“To ensure the program’s widest coverage, we humbly seek your help to encourage your constituents or local employees to apply in the next round of Legislative and Government and Environmental Sustainability fellowship for Spring 2016.”
Interested applicants may refer to the ICMA website: http://icma.org/en/icma/knowledge_netwrok/documents/kn/Document/304396/Professional_Fellows_Program_FAOx_and_Application for details./A Refuerzo