Jan 31, 2020

    VNG International joins CD4D2 Taskforce

    On 29 January VNG International participated in the first Taskforce meeting of the Connecting Diaspora for Development (CD4D) programme. This programme is coordinated by IOM, the…

    Jan 21, 2020

    Municipalities of Deventer, Goirle and Oss become winners in Global Goals awards!

    In the Global Goals municipal awards, the Dutch municipalities Deventer, Goirle and Oss emerged as winners in three different categories. A record number of municipalities…

    Jan 20, 2020

    VNG International’s New Year’s Reception: “SDGs are a formula to think local and act global”

    On 17 January, VNG International hosted its New Year’s Reception, welcoming around 200 guests at the “Willemshof” building. This event saw the yearly Global Goals awards (in a…

    Dec 13, 2019 - Mali

    Grants for integrated and inclusive water governance

    Since the beginning of 2019, grants have been made available to the partner municipalities of the IDEAL Mali programme; these envelopes are intended to carry out actions of each…

    Dec 12, 2019 - Philippines

    We win as one

    My heart beats with competition. I don’t know where to look when people say that participation is more important than winning. Drone show at the closing ceremony of the 2019 SEA…

    Dec 05, 2019

    Renew Europe, displacement, migration

    Today I am in Brussels with the Renew Europe group of the European Parliament. The roundtable session puts Members of the European Parliament, implementers of EU programmes and…

    Nov 25, 2019 - Tunisia

    Local Government Association of Tunisia

    In Tunisia we currently have no less than four projects: one Dutch, one Canadian and two EU. All of them involve the Fédération Nationale des Villes Tunisiennes, the Tunesian LGA…

    Nov 21, 2019 - China

    Responsibility as a goal, friendship as a means

    “Responsibility as a goal, friendship as a means”. That is how Mr. Wim van de Donk, King’s Commissioner for the Dutch province of Noord-Brabant characterised their partnership…

    Oct 18, 2019 - Ghana

    Meeting the City Makers in Kumasi and Sèmè-Podji

    Jeroen Diepemaat, alderman of the Dutch municipality of Enschede, and Julian Baskin, special advisor at Cities Alliance, Members of the advisory committee of the Governance of…