19 apr A Gem in Upper Egypt

The road is bumpy and dark. Every few hundred meters a new 'sleeping policeman', the speed bumps that you find in every housing area in Egypt.... Read more ›

23 dec From North to South in Eastern DRC

End of November, a VNG International delegation travelled through the East of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), to visit the ongoing programme in North Kivu and Ituri and to attend to the final conference of our programme in South Kivu. ... Read more ›

21 dec Documenting most significant change stories from LGCP South Africa

Seeking to combat South Africa’s severe periods of drought and slagging economic progress, LGCP South Africa has supported local governance institutions in South Africa in their water management and local economic development policies since 2012. December 2016 was marked by the end of LGCP’s activities in South Africa, a great moment to look back at the achievements of the last 5 years. ... Read more ›

16 dec Bittersweet goodbye: my last mission for LGCP Benin

The last days of my last mission to Benin, within the framework of the Local Government Capacity Programme, are here. After 7 missions to Benin in 2,5 years I can say that I have developed a love-hate relationship with the country. Hate, because Salmonella, Shigella and Campylobacter all managed to affect my intestines over here, which makes that I now only eat vegan when in Benin. Other things which will not be missed: the rather extreme heat, the risk of getting malaria, the dusty roads, the slow or non-existing internet and the crazy traffic in Cotonou.... Read more ›

14 dec A visit from Cuba – a first-timer for VNG International

A Cuban delegation visited the Netherlands beginning of December. As part of an European Union funded exchange programme they visited VNG to know more about the Dutch decentralisation practice. The Cubans were specifically interested to know how municipalities are doing with youth care and services for the elderly and disabled. ... Read more ›

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