The Hague Academy for Local Governance – an innovative, and practice-oriented training institution – to offer short courses which qualify for (full) 2018 Nuffic NFP or MSP scholarships
In July, The Netherlands Organisation for International Cooperation in Higher Education (Nuffic) revised the criteria for scholarships and fellowships related to training courses in the Netherlands. The changes, valid for the next five years, confirm a new selection of countries now eligible for fellowships.
Currently, Nuffic provides two scholarship programmes for future short course participants:
- The Netherlands Fellowship Programme (NFP) offers scholarships to participants living and working in one of the following 30 eligible countries (pdf).
- The MENA Scholarship Programme (MSP) aims to contribute to the democratic transition in one of the 10 participating countries in the Middle East and North Africa region. It seeks to build capacity within organisations by enabling employees to take part in short courses offered in various fields of study.
As a result of the changes, The Hague Academy is now accepting Nuffic applicants to the following four open-subscription courses in 2018. The deadline for Nuffic applications is 24 October 2017.
- Fiscal Decentralisation and Local Finance (12 – 23 February 2018)
(not eligible for MSP Scholarships)
The Hague Academy for Local Governance will convene a two-week, practice-oriented training on how to effectively organise public finances in your local government. As a participant, you will visit Dutch institutions and local municipalities to learn about financial accountability, gender budgeting, and local government spending and monitoring.
- Citizen Participation and Inclusive Governance (5 – 16 March 2018)
Inclusive development requires responsive governments and empowered citizens. But what can local officials and civil society organizations do to ensure all voices are heard? In this training, you will discuss ways to involve fellow citizens – especially minorities and marginalised groups – to create a culture of inclusive governance.
- Integrity and Anti-corruption (9 – 20 April 2018)
Corruption is one of the root causes of extreme poverty, conflict and state fragility. This course will help you understand and identify the drivers of corruption. The course is geared towards strengthening your analytical skills and providing you with instruments to develop anti-graft policies and programmes in line with recent international initiatives and agreements.
- Local Service Delivery (18 – 29 June 2018)
Local public services, including access to health, waste management and social services, have a huge impact on our daily lives and well-being. Unfortunately, the poor often lack access to these important services. Local governments have an important role in ensuring access and quality of these services for all citizens. This course equips you with practical and analytical tools to help you conceive and implement policies and projects aimed at pro-poor local service delivery.
The Nuffic Programme is initiated and (almost) fully funded by the budget for development cooperation at the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.