Meet the Team

GGLN Secretariat

The Secretariat of the GGLN is hosted by Isandla Institute in Cape Town, South Africa. The Secretariat is responsible for coordinating the implementation of GGLN programmes, as well as manage the funding for the GGLN.

Mirjam van Donk
Mirjam van DonkGGLN Reference Group
Acting as GGLN Reference Group Chairperson, Mirjam is also the Director of Isandla Institute which hosts the GGLN Secretariat.

GGLN Reference Group

Consisting of five individuals from five Member organisations, the Reference Group functions as the advisory and oversight body of the network.


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70 Rosmead Avenue,

Kenilworth, Cape Town

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About Us

Sharing the common goal of promoting participatory, effective, accountable and pro-poor local governance, the network strives to provide an interface for civil society organisations to network and share information towards strengthening local democracy in South Africa.