Socitm and NILGA join forces for public good.

Socitm (Society for Innovation, Technology and Modernisation) and NILGA are delighted today to announce a strategic partnership between the two organisations. The collaboration is grounded in a shared commitment to understanding the unique needs of the Northern Ireland local government sector and supporting innovation and transformation agendas.

One of the immediate actions will see Socitm colleagues meet with NILGA members in NI, to gain a more thorough understanding of the sector's dynamics, and the specific challenges faced by its members.

Socitm CEO Nadira Hussain said: “We are thrilled to embark on this collaborative journey with NILGA. At Socitm we believe in the power of unity and shared expertise. This strategic alliance is a testament to our commitment to providing practical support and guidance to our members in NI. Together, we will navigate the diverse landscapes of innovation and transformation, ensuring that no member or organisation is left behind. Our shared vision and collective efforts will undoubtedly lead to a stronger, more resilient people and places.”

NILGA CEO Alison Allen added: “At NILGA we understand the importance of collaboration in driving meaningful change. Teaming up with Socitm aligns seamlessly with our mission to connect organisations and share best practices. This joint initiative is a pledge to our members — we are here to support you. Together, we will create a network of strength, resilience, and shared success, fostering an environment where every organisation can thrive. The transformation of public services in Northern Ireland is at the forefront of all of our minds and local government is committed to playing its part”."

The insights gathered from forthcoming engagements will inform the development of targeted programs, resources, and initiatives that address the specific needs in NI.

Both Socitm and NILGA are dedicated to fostering an environment where member organisations can thrive, innovate, and contribute meaningfully to the overall growth of the sector.

As we embark on this journey together, we are confident that our collective efforts will propel us forward and contribute to the success of each organisation within our vibrant community.


Notes to editors:
Socitm is the society for innovation, technology and modernisation. It is a registered charity working in the public sector. It is a membership organisation working with leading professionals innovating and modernising public services.
NILGA is the council led representative body for local authorities in Northern Ireland. The Association is supported by political parties and independent members in councils, and works in partnership with other key regional bodies and stakeholders. NILGA members are drawn from each of the 11 councils.
The Association supports and represents NI Local Government’s interests on regional bodies, within the Local Government Group of Associations in the UK, ROI and in Europe.

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