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WHAT IS THE LOGOTRI?
LOGOTRI stands for the Network of Local Government and Research Training Institutes in Asia and the Pacific (LOGOTRI). Its members are composedof governmental, autonomous and private sector institutions and organizations involved primarily in local government training and research. The LOGOTRI was established by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Aisa and the Pacific (UNESCAP) in 1999 to help improve public service delivery in the Region. LOGOTRI is a non-profit international association.
LOGOTRI envisions "effective and efficient local government which can meet the needs and aspirations of its people."
LOGOTRI's mission is "to build the capacities of local government training and research institutes so that these institutes can provide sound technical and managerial training and undertake research".
LOGOTRI aims to:
- Establish technical co-operation among local government training and research institutes in Asia and the Pacific
- Strengthen the institutional and technical capacities of local government training and research institutes in Asia and the Pacific
WHAT DOES THE LOGOTRI DO?
To achieve its objectives, LOGOTRI :
- Organizes advisory services, training workshops, study tours, research studies, documentation and information and staff exchange
- Develops and maintains a regional information resource center and issues newsletter
- Organizes any other activities as may be deemed necessary from time to time, for the purpose of attaining its objectives
Most of its activities are undertaken on the basis of Technical Cooperation among Developing Countries (TCDC). Under this mechanism LOGOTRI provides international costs such as round trip airfares, while the participating institutes provide all local costs, such as accommodation, food, local transport, etc. The cost sharing mechanism ensures that LOGOTRI activities are demand and member driven.
HOW IS THE LOGOTRI ORGANIZED?
LOGOTRI is a small network with 28 institutes from 15 countries of Asia and the Pacific and Europe as its charter signatories.
It has a Bureau which consists of the network's President, three (3) Vice Presidents managing Training, Research and Performance Audit and Memebr Services respectively and a Coordinator that manages the Secretariat. The President is the Chairperson of the General Council which meets once a year. The General Council reviews and approves the biennal work programme and decides the policies of the network. The Secretariat, headed by the Coordinator, implements the work programme with assistance of the member institutes and under the guidance of the General Council. The Performance Auditormonitors the functioning of the network and suggests measures to improve the quality of the network's programmes and activities to the General Council. A list if Bureau members can be found here.
WHO ARE THE MEMBERS OF LOGOTRI?
The Network is composed of full members. They are training and/or research institutes active in Asia Pacific region, whose area of work may include local governments. Full members can vote for and hold elected offices of the Network. To view the complete LOGOTRI membership roster as of 2010 please click here.
WHO FUNDS THE LOGOTRI?
LOGOTRI operations and activities are supported by:
- Membership Fees
- Voluntary contributions
- Funds from governments, international and national organizations and foundations and the private sector
- Income from sale and service, publication and other materials
- In-kind contributions and services
Full members pay an annual fee of US $1000.
HOW CAN MY INSTITUTE BECOME A MEMBER?
Institutes interested to join the LOGORTI can email or write the Secretariat and request a membership form or you can download ithere. The completed form together with the specified membership fee should be sent to the Secretariat. For more details you may write or call the :
Local Government Academy (LGA)
8F Agustin I Bldg., F. Ortigas Jr. Road
Ortigas Center, Pasig City, Philippines
Telefax No. : (632) 634-1912; 634-6567
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