Feb 01, 2019

    Manila Bay in the headlines of the newspapers

    Each time I travel abroad, I remind myself how worthwhile it is to follow the local Newspapers. This time my alarm went off hearing about the President of the Philippines…

    Jan 21, 2019

    Minister Kaag praises VNG International

    The Dutch Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, Ms. Sigrid Kaag, held a speech at VNG International’s new year’s reception on Friday 18 January. For the more…

    Dec 21, 2018 - Palestine

    10 Palestinian Municipalities joined the Local Economic Development club- LED training Workshop in Palestine

    Earlier this month, 2nd -4th December 2018, VNG International- Palestine Branch together with the Ministry of Local Government (MoLG) and the Municipal Development and Lending…

    Dec 17, 2018 - Philippines

    Dialogue with Cities on Manila Bay Sustainable Development Master Plan

    Local Government Units (LGUs) are key stakeholders in the Manila Bay Sustainable Development Master Plan (MBSDMP), for decision-making on and implementation of inclusive public…

    Dec 12, 2018

    Community at the core of Pereira City Lab Circular Economy

    This week the City Lab Circular Economy and Inclusive Waste Management COLABORA was launched in Pereira, Colombia with the support of the Governance of Inclusive Green Growth (…

    Dec 06, 2018 - Kosovo

    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…

    Nov 19, 2018

    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…

    Oct 29, 2018

    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…

    Oct 16, 2018

    Annual forum on land management in Benin

    On the 11th and 12th of October 2018, the Annual Forum on land management on a local level was organised by the Association Nationale des Communes du Bénin (ANCB – National…