18 Sep Kick off IDEAL Burundi

Burundi is one of the 7 countries within the IDEAL programme (Inclusive Decisions at a Local Level), which is a 5-year programme (2017-2021) financed by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Each of these country programmes has a different specific focus within the broader impact level. The focus for IDEAL Burundi is on human security in a general sense. After the inception phase, the stage was set to officially launch the programme in Burundi, by means of a Kick-off meeting in Matana, province of Bururi, from the 5th until the 7th of September.... Read more ›

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15 Sep Peace in Libya, municipalities are an indispensable partner

Supporting the role of municipalities, civil society organisations and citizens in building peace at local level was both the title and the objective of the International Forum on Peace in Libya that took place in Tunis on 6 and 7 September. With mayors or representatives from eleven municipal councils attending, plus numerous local Libyan civil society activists, there was considerable belief on their part that, with the country’s political leaders unable or unwilling to take the necessary steps to make peace happen, local communities had to try to make it happen. In the words of the mayor of Janzour: “Only the Libyan people can build peace. We shouldn’t wait for peace to come from abroad, we must do it ourselves, and municipalities will play a role of paramount importance.”... Read more ›

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IDEAL’s 7 Country Teams exchange experiences

From 11-13 September, VNG International hosted a workshop for the management teams of its 7 country programmes, including the resident programme managers. ... Read more ›

14 Sep Pauline Krikke bezoekt Libanon voor het VNG International LOGOReP-Programma

De in maart beëdigde burgemeester van Den Haag, Pauline Krikke, heeft tussen 27 en 31 augustus de Bekaavallei bezocht in ondersteuning van de Libanese gemeenten en de Haagse en Almeerse ambtenaren die hen assisteren. Dit deed zij in het kader van het Local Government Resilience Programme (LOGOReP).... Read more ›

1 Sep Libya International Peace forum: Supporting the role of municipalities, civil society and citizens in peacebuilding at the local level

Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, VNG International together with the Centre for Innovation Local Governance (CILG) organises the “Libya International Peace Forum: Supporting the role of municipalities, civil society and citizens in peacebuilding at the local level” on 6 and 7 September in Tunis, Tunisia.... Read more ›

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