VNG International is the International Cooperation Agency of the Association of Netherlands Municipalities. We support decentralisation processes and facilitate decentralised cooperation. The organization strengthens local governments, their associations, training institutes and decentralisation task forces both in developing countries and in countries in transition. We develop high quality services such as benchmarks for local governments all over the world.
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CONNECT – a new exchange mechanism developed by PLATFORMA and VNG International – is looking for European municipalities that are willing to share their practical expertise with municipalities in Cambodia, Colombia, Ghana or Uganda.
Alderman and deputy-mayor of The Hague, Ingrid van Engelshoven, paid a two-day visit last week to Syrian refugee camps and Lebanese villages in the Beqaa’ region of Lebanon. She met with local volunteers of the For a Clean and Healthy Beqaa’ initiative, set up by LOGOReP. She also monitored the progress of the Manarah waste facility, that is currently constructed as part of the same initiative.
Jordan: Intern. municipal assistance to Al Zaa'tari refugee camp & local governments Al Mafraq Governorate