It was clear that members are independently engaged in extensive work in these contexts already, with prisons and educational institutions focal points for many: members agreed on the importance of local level governments
and frontline workers in shaping educational reform and preventing radicalisation in prisons and universities.
Effective leadership in Local Level Governments (LLGs) is important for development since they are closer to the people and can more easily deliver services to the people.
The existing provincial and local government system does devolve more political and administrative power to the local level governments, so it is timely to consider aspects of indigenous leadership and incorporate these into current governance systems at the village and LLG level.
Even though the new Organic Law on provincial government and local level government (1995) decentralises political and administrative power to the local level and assumes that traditional leadership at the village level will emerge, this is not happening.