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7 dec The Impact of Self-Settled Refugees..

The programme Empowering Refugee Hosting Districts in Uganda: Making the Nexus Work implemented by VNG International conducted a household survey on the impact the presence of self-settled refugees has on service delivery in Koboko Municipal Council. The report was presented during the regional meeting of the Uganda Local Government Association (ULGA) of the Northern region. An overwhelming number of over 300 people were present. ... Read more ›

6 dec Back to Kosovo

A small jail. Not for me but for most of the Kosovars. This beautiful natured country is surrounded by spectacular mountain ridges. It is not these natural borders that confine the Kosovars in Kosovo.... Read more ›

29 nov Inspirational lessons from the city of Peace and Melody

Where better can you find inspiration than in a country known as the Rainbow Nation? A nation that has succeeded in dismantling the institutionalised segregation -called apartheid- and has overcome high unemployment rates and poverty. ... Read more ›

19 nov First communal playground for Syrian and Lebanese children opened

Last week, two playgrounds and communal public gathering place were inaugurated by the Netherlands ambassador to Lebanon, H.E. Jan Waltmans. The spaces were co-designed by the Syrian and Lebanese communities of the town of Kawkba with assistance from VNG International and the expert input of public planners from Lebanon and the municipality of The Hague. ... Read more ›

29 okt Crisis: how to prevent or what to do?

On 24 October, a webinar on working in countries and cities in crisis was co-organized by the CIB working group and the UCLG Working Group on prevention and management of territorial crisis and hosted by FCM. This virtual environment provided an opportunity to share experience and good practices in working in countries and cities in crisis and to learn from each other. Below a summary on what was shared by our three speakers: ... Read more ›

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