From 2019 until 2022, The Hague Academy will again organise the Shiraka Training on Local Governance. The programme consists of a one-week training in The Hague, online coaching, and a one-week training in Tunisia. Organised in cooperation with our partner CILG VNG International from Tunis, the training course will be delivered in English and Arabic with simultaneous translation.

Participation in the training programmes is open to government professionals from the following countries: Algeria, Bahrein, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestinian Territories, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen.

Registration will open in March 2019 through a special website: English or Francais. Twenty-five professionals will be selected to participate in the 2019 course. A strong motivation letter is important to qualify.

For information about our previous Shiraka-courses check out the Academy’s web-archive.

Shiraka objectives

The Shiraka training on Local Governance is part of the Shiraka Programme that has been developed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to support sustainable democratic transition in the MENA-region. The objective is to train senior public officials on matters relevant to furthering a sustainable transition in the MENA region. An important aim is to create networks between professionals in the MENA-region by bringing the participants together in the Netherlands. The programme also aims to increase and improve bilateral relations between Dutch line ministries and their colleagues in their respective countries.

Learn more about the Shiraka programme