Seminar on the Future of Local Governance

Trends and transformation



Seminar on the Future of Local Governance: Trends and transformation

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) Malaysia and the Institute for Development Studies, Sabah, will be hosting a 'Seminar on the Future of Local Governance: Trends and transformation' in June!


Date: 20 June 2024, Thursday
Venue: Le Meridien, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Participants: 120 physical attendees & unlimited online participants via Facebook Live


*tune in to IDS Facebook on 20 June to participate online!


The future of local governance is a topic of paramount importance in the current global context. In today's rapidly changing global landscape, local governance faces unprecedented challenges and opportunities. Urbanization, technological advancements, climate change, demographic shifts, and evolving social dynamics are reshaping the way communities are governed. Therefore, it is essential to understand the emerging trends and transformations in local governance and envision a future where local governance is adaptive, inclusive, and responsive to the needs of all residents. This is vital for policymakers, scholars, and practitioners to navigate the complexities of local governance effectively and to understand the evolving landscape of local governance. It is also in line with one of the five enablers in Sabah Maju Jaya (SMJ), emphasizing the importance of excellent governance and the execution of strategies of SMJ and the Sabah Structure Plan 2033.


This one-day seminar blends physical and online participation, featuring experts discussing seven key topics in local governance. Expect insights, case studies, and successful initiatives from a diverse range of stakeholders. It aims to explore emerging trends shaping local governance's adaptation to societal needs, technological impact, and global challenges.



  • Facilitate knowledge exchange among policymakers, scholars, practitioners, and community leaders.
  • Identify challenges in adapting to future trends.
  • Highlight the importance of community engagement in decision-making.
  • Understand technological advancements, policy innovations, and societal changes reshaping local governance.


Save the date for a thought-provoking exploration of the future of governance.


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Institute for Development Studies (IDS)

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