10 okt Bonjour les Dealers ! …

...was the name chosen by the vice mayor to greet the focal team of the DEALS project in Sèmè-Podji (Benin). ... Read more ›

8 okt Cultural adaptation’- Working towards Social Cohesion

Uganda is faced with the daunting task of hosting refugees from South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, Somalia, Eritrea among others. It is not clear how many tribal and ethnic divisions exist among these refugees, however a quick assessment of Koboko Municipality and Adjumani Town Council, indicates existence of more than 25 different tribal groups living with the host communities. Some of these tribes share the same language, while others differ in their cultural practices.... Read more ›

11 jul Ready to train local newly elected officials!

Jordan, July 2018 Last 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 ›

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