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11 jul Ready to train local newly elected officials!

Jordan, July 2018Last week eleven Jordanian participants took part in a two-day Training of Trainers (ToT) on “Gender Awareness Raising and Mainstreaming in Local Governance” in Amman as part of the Local Governance and Resilience Programme (LOGOReP) in partnership with The Hague Academy for Local Governance. The participants represented central and local governments as well as women non-profit organisations. ... Read more ›

19 jun It is not possible to fall asleep

It must have been about a year ago that I saw a group of around 15 VNG colleagues with colourful balloons presenting themselves as the newly trained group of in-house facilitators. Where I first saw them as a free of charge excellent support to my work, I must admit, I was also convinced that facilitating is a skill that touches upon the core of my work. So the idea of being one myself came up too often to avoid the thought. ... Read more ›

30 apr GIS unit in Tripoli Libya

End of April 2018, the Tripoli Centre municipality in Libya launched its refurbished and freshly trained GIS (geographical information system) unit. This is one of the concrete projects of our local government support programme in Libya, funded by the European Commission and the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Our Libyan and Tunisian colleagues worked very hard to achieve this under challenging circumstances.... Read more ›

16 apr Urban Refugees; They Are There, But They Are Not

In the second week of March two cars left Kampala and travelled up North, with Koboko Municipal Council as its destination. Slowly but surely the scenery changed. The surroundings became greener, with gentle sloping grounds, and, if lucky, an elephant crossing the road. Traditional round houses with thatched roofs popping up like mushrooms. Some of the houses are decorated with exuberant paintings and texts – a message of love from a husband to its wife, according to the Mayor of Koboko. ... Read more ›

15 feb Accountability in Myanmar – a tale of two towns

While many CSO in Myanmar are facing Nay Pyi Taw, we have our feet in a muddy drain and waste dump of two towns in Tanintharyi Region. We, that is VNG International and Loka Ahlin in cooperation with the regional government and with support from the European Union Delegation to Myanmar, are trying out social accountability training. ... Read more ›

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