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Empowering People for Collaborative Governance: How Engaging Citizens Uplifted a City

In Conversation with Napoleão Bernardes

Blumenau, a city of just over 350,000 people in the south of Brazil, is home to an eclectic mix of cultures of German and Italian descent, Portuguese, indigenous and African. The city is vibrant and innovative and boasts a variety of traditions that have been preserved.

According to the Human Development Index, it's a city with one of the highest standards of living in all of Brazil.


The role of social accountability for inclusive governance: Build on the Past, Reflect on the Present, Act for the Future

This year’s GPSA Forum invites the Global Partners of the program to join a thought provoking conversation about the past, present, and future of social accountability efforts to support inclusive governance. The Forum Brief sets out this very broad theme posing three key questions to be answered.