Open courses 2017

January 23 - February 3, 2017

Gender Responsive Governance

Increase your insight in the role of women and men in equitable service delivery. Learn about concepts and tools to integrate gender in all dimensions of (local) governance. And discuss gender relations in conflict and peacebuilding processes.

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February 13 - February 24, 2017

Fiscal Decentralisation and Local Finance

This course discusses questions such as: How can spending responsibilities and revenue resources be best assigned to the different government layers? How can financial management at the local level be improved? What are sources for local income generating? And how can local authorities be held accountable in a transparent way?

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March 6 - March 17, 2017

Integrity and anti-corruption

This training focuses on the complexities of corruption, its root causes and the impact on society. The course introduces participants to different examples of institutional reforms and anti-corruption measures. Furthermore, participants discuss integrity dilemmas from their own working practice. They get familiarised with the Dutch landscape of Integrity as well as examples of policies to improve the integrity of an organisation’s workforce.

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March 27 - April 7, 2017

Citizen Participation and Inclusive Governance

This course discusses basic principles of good governance, accountability and civil participation. Participants will explore possibilities to engage citizens in the policy and decision making process with a special focus on marginalised groups. They will discuss a.o. the participation ladder, do’s and don’ts in participation processes, open (data) governance and the role of the media.

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May 8 - May 19, 2017

Le Développement économique local

Cette formation (aura lieu en langue française) a pour thème les stratégies et les outils de gestion des processus de développement économique local (DEL) inclusif et durable. Elle aborde des questions telles que: comment développer une vision commune pour le secteur de manière participative, impliquant les pouvoirs publics, les citoyens, les entreprises et les OSC? Comment favoriser la création d’emplois et l’esprit d’entreprise ? Et comment financer le développement économique local ?

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July 3 - July 7, 2017

Summercourse: A local perspective to the Sustainable Development Goals

Key question in this course is how governments can decentralise policies and services to local levels to promote more inclusive development. Support modalities for donors are discussed as well as the political economy of decentralisation, central-local government relations and the 5C-approach to strengthen local government capacity.

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September 18 - September 29, 2017

Multilevel Water Governance

This course addresses the administrative, planning, financial, legal and stakeholder aspects of multilevel water governance. Participants will get a unique insight into international best practices and water governance tools and work actively to apply the five building blocks for sound water governance for their own local context.

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October 30 - November 10, 2017

Conflict, Rule of Law and Local Security

The key issues in this training are: How can governments promote citizen security and protect human rights after violent conflict? What policies and instruments do they have to foster reconciliation and peacebuilding amongst different ethnic or religious groups? And what attitude and skills do government officials need to lead conflict transformation processes?

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November 20 - December 1, 2017

Local Economic Development

This course discusses strategies and tools to manage inclusive and sustainable local economic development (LED) processes. It addresses questions such as: how to develop a joint vision for the area in a participatory manner, involving government, citizens, businesses and CSOs? How to promote job creation and entrepreneurship?
How to improve conditions for business investments and small and medium enterprises? And how to finance local economic development?

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