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ICLEI- Local Governments for Sustainability South Asia

Type of Organization: Non-governmental organization
Year of Establishment: 2005
Country: India

Contact Details:

Head Office - New Delhi
ICLEI South Asia Secretariat
Ground Floor, NSIC-STP Complex
NSIC Bhawan, Okhla Industrial Estate,
New Delhi - 110020, India
Tel: +91-11-4106 7220
Fax: +91-11-4106 7221

Southern Center-  Hyderabad
Door No. 6-3-596/47/2
Sri Venkata Ramana Colony
Behind Care Hospital
Hyderabad - 500 004
Andhra Pradesh 
Tel: +91 - 40 - 40034004/5/6/8
Fax: +91- 40 - 40034011


Vision: To provide leadership and encourage partnership in caring for the environment by inspiring, informing, and enabling cities and people to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations.

Mission: ICLEI's mission is to build and serve a worldwide movement of local governments to achieve tangible improvements in global sustainability with special focus on environmental conditions through cumulative local actions.

Major Functions:

  • Share expertise with local governments on sustainable development
  • Collaborate with local, state and national governments to support local governments and forge alliances in their areas of interest
  • Voice city issues at carious state, national and international events and for a
  • Initiate interaction among cities to learn from each others’ experiences
  • Mobilize funds, technical solutions and expertise to local bodies
  • Work with non-government organizations, developers, manufacturers, industries, etc.

Working Areas:  Sustainable Development, climate change, water and air pollution, waste management, energy, sustainable transportation, disaster management, environmental management systems, urban environment

Members: 50 members (cities and organizations)

BANGLADESH: Barisal, DhakaRajshahi

BHUTAN: Phuentsholing, Thimphu

INDIA: AhmedabadAll India Institute of Local Self Government (AIILSG), BhavnagarBhopalBhubaneswarChandrapur MunicipalCoimbatoreDelhiGandhi NagarGreater VisakhapatnamGuntur 
Gurgaon, Guwahati, Gwalior, Howrah Municipal Corporation, Hyderabad, Jabalpur, Jamnagar, Kalyan Dombivali, Kolhapur, Kolkata, Madurai, Mumbai, Mysore, Nagpur, Pune, Rajahmundry, Rajkot, Shimla, Surat, Tenali, Thane, Tiruchirappalli, Tirupati, Vadodara, Vijayawada, Visakhapatanam

NEPAL: HetaudaKathmanduLalitpurMunicipal Association of Nepal (MuAN), Pokhara

SRI LANKA: KandyKurunegalaMatale

Current Development Partners:

International: British CouncilBritish High CommissionCentre for Sustainable Urban Infrastructure, University of Colorado, Denver; Cities Development Initiative for AsiaDepartment for International Development (DFID); Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)European Commission; German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development; German Federal Ministry of the Environment Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety; International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA); ISEAL Alliance; Rockefeller Foundation; The Renewable Energy& Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP); UN HabitatUnited States Agency for International Development (USAID); United States Department of State through the Asia Pacific Partnership; WISIONS of Sustainability

National: Bureau of Energy EfficiencyCentre for Good GovernanceEnvironmental and Planning  Coordination OrganizationIndia Water PartnershipIndian Heritage Cities Network FoundationInfrastructure Development Finance Company LimitedMinistry of Environment and Forests, Government of India; Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India; Ministry of Urban Development,  Government of India; Municipal Corporations, Municipal CouncilsNational Institute of Urban AffairsShakti FoundationState Government of RajasthanState Government of Tamil Nadu; 
WWF India