13 Jul Opinion “Migration on the Central Mediterranean Route” adopted

On 12 July, the Plenary session of the Committee adopted the Opinion “Migration on the Central Mediterranean Route”. The Opinion was prepared by rapporteur Hans Janssen, Mayor of Oisterwijk (Netherlands), with the support of Neila Akrimi, director of CILG/VNG International in Tunis.... Read more ›

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10 Jul Refugee reception in Northern Uganda

The overlap of mandates and how humanitarian short term interventions can support long term development with the help of local governments. ... Read more ›

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29 Jun VNG International presents at UN Public Service Forum in The Hague

On 22 and 23 June, the United Nations Public Service Forum took place in The Hague. Some 500 participants from many countries discussed innovative approaches for the improvement of public services. Among them Ministers, local politicians, and public servants from the national and subnational level.... Read more ›

19 Jun Final Conference of the Local Authorities Capacity Enhancement Project in Zimbabwe

On the 8th of June, we were back in Zimbabwe for the Final Conference of the Local Authorities Capacity Enhancement Project. As we stand at the end of 30 months of implementation, we assembled all 92 Local Authorities (LA) of Zimbabwe for colleague to colleague exchange of knowledge and experiences gained through the project by all 13 Beneficiary Local Authorities. In the presence of the two responsible minsters of Local Government and of Rural Development, our 13 LAs were able to present their achievements. What can the other 79 LAs learn from them? ... Read more ›

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13 Jun First CONNECT knowledge exchange takes place in Agona West, Ghana

The very first knowledge exchange facilitated by CONNECT is a fact. From the 15th until the 19th of May, all local stakeholders active in the field of environmental health and sanitation were invited to participate in a five-day knowledge exchange between Agona West and the municipality of Almere, The Netherlands. This resulted in a total of 40 participants, including environmental health officers, employees of various NGOs, as well as representatives from the local waste collection company (Zoomlion Ghana). ... Read more ›

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