With the Caribbean Exchange Network, the Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations and VNG are carrying out a memorandum of understanding signed in 2019 for a support network for the islands within the Kingdom. Under this programme, technical assistance is provided to the six Caribbean islands within the Kingdom (St Maarten, St Eustatius, Saba, Aruba, Curacao and Bonaire). The islands are assisted with concrete capacity, learning or advice needs in the field of governance in a broad sense.

Global objective: <br />
Revitalise and operationalise the provincial Conseil Consultatif de Résolution des Conflits Coutumiuers in South Kivu.<br />
More specifically, this mission aims to: <br />
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- Inform, sensitise and mobilise customary chiefs on the CCRCC and its role in the resolution of customary conflicts across South Kivu Province. <br />
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- To popularise the legal texts relating to the exercise of customary power and the settlement of related conflicts. <br />
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The wider objective of the project is to support and strengthen the capacities of local governments in Adana Seyhan, Kahramanmaras Metropolitan, and Osmaniye municipalities in Türkiye to effectively lead and facilitate the recovery and reconstruction efforts to meet the needs of the citizens affected by the earthquakes. <br />
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The wider objective of the project is to provide advisory service to the Policy Direction Inclusive Green Growth of the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs.<br />
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The expected results of the project are advisory reports that respond to specific ToR's.<br />

The overall objective (Impact) to which this action contributes is: “To support the global transition to inclusive, climate-neutral, resilient, equitable and sustainable<br />
development pathways”. This contract will focus on the urban dimension of this transition.<br />
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The project is based on the following objectives:<br />
1. To demonstrate the importance of international cooperation for municipalities as well as contributions of municipalities to international cooperation.<br />
2. To offer access to international knowledge and cooperation and to carry out good practices of Dutch local governments where relevant.<br />

The wider objective of the Capacity and Institution Building (CIB) Working Group is to advance the effectiveness and quality of international policies and programs of local and regional governments and their associations. The CIB achieves its purpose by exchanging knowledge and information, enabling coordination and cooperation among its members and within UCLG.<br />
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The specific objectives of 2021 - 2023 are:<br />

The General objective of the action is to enhance engagement of EU local and regional governments and their associations in decentralised cooperation, in partnership with<br />
peers in partner countries. CEMR-PLATFORMA will continue promoting, advocating for, and contributing to the creation of an enabling environment for EU local and regional governments (LRGs) to share<br />

St Maarten is frequently affected by various types of crisis such as hurricanes and floods, and has a high risk of earthquakes and tsunamis. Although its governments' crisis management has significantly improved since Irma, information management remains a weak spot in its crisis management system while this is the backbone of efficient coordination between all crisis teams.

VNG International is working on St Maarten in the context of the recovery and reconstruction efforts after hurricane Irma in 2017. One of the projects financed through the Trust Fund is the Emergency Debris Management Project (EDMP), which focuses on a number of activities related to solid waste management. In order to provide assistance to the Ministry of VROMI in solid waste management a Strategic Program Coordinator Waste Management (SPC) has been recruited to provide daily assistance. <br />
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