The Municipal Institute of Learning (MILE) initiative is a collaborative, knowledge management platform which:
- highlights and promotes research between municipalities and tertiary institutions;
- promotes relationships and collaboration between municipalities, agencies and networks; and
- provides a unique knowledge management space for practitioners to engage with others in the Southern African region.
MILE's e-platform is envisioned as enabling practitioners to determine if their colleagues are doing something similar to them, the lessons that have been learned, and, through partnerships with academia, how the knowledge can be grounded theoretically. MILE offers practitioners opportunities to organise information, research, case studies and protocols that can be easily accessed by other municipalities looking to apply them.
A more detailed overview of MILE is provided in MILE's Founding Document, presented below:
MILE Founding Document.pdf