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Following Up with Secondees of Citizen Integration Initiative

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 17th October 2019.

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Photo of Jennette Arnold Jennette Arnold Labour

How do you follow up with secondees on the Citizenship Integration Initiative to best equip them to sustain their learnings for the benefit of Londoners?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

The Citizenship and Integration Initiative (CII) has brought experts from a wide range of civil society organisations to City Hall to work on the shared aim of making London a more socially integrated city. As well as allowing us to draw on secondees’ expertise, the initiative has provided participants with invaluable policy experience that will stand them in good stead once their secondments end.

We held an event for civil society organizations this month to share lessons from the initiative’s independent evaluation. The evaluators spoke to secondees, their seconding organisations, funders, and the GLA; whilst attendees at the event were able to hear directly from former secondees. We continue to engage with former secondees to help us understand how the initiative can be further improved to support partners in their work.

We will continue to involve civil society partners in discussions around potential next steps and priorities for the initiative so that any future work is able to benefit even more Londoners.