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Local Elections Result in Two Belgian Mayors with Migrant Backgrounds

Pierre Kompany and Mohamed Ridouani will become the first mayors with migrant backgrounds to assume office in Belgium after receiving most votes following local […]

17 October 2018

Women, Peace and Security

Last week, women from Iraq, Libya, Congo, Afghanistan, South Sudan, Syria, Colombia and Yemen gathered with their Dutch partners to share experiences in how […]

Citizens of Haarlem Support Mayor after Threats

Citizens of the city of Haarlem in The Netherlands organised street protests on Sunday to show their support for mayor Jos Wienen, who has […]

16 October 2018

Photo Impression: Multilevel Water Governance

From 10 to 21 September, The Hague Academy for Local Governance organised its annual course on water governance.  Participants from around the globe gathered […]

12 October 2018

Improving Social Services in Lebanon

In Beirut, a group of 12 Lebanese civil servants from the Ministry of Social Affairs recently presented their back home action plans to their […]

03 October 2018

Academy Offers First Online Course Focused on Inclusive LED

This practice-oriented online course from 29 October until 23 November 2018 will explore the strategies and tools that local authorities can use to promote […]

17 September 2018

Q&A: Participant Sascha Kuhn from GIZ Ukraine Reflects on Sustaining Peace and Local Governance Summercourse

How can local governance more effectively address the root causes of a conflict and achieve a resilient and sustainable peace? Ten participants representing diverse […]

08 August 2018

Taking First Steps Towards Increased Integrity and Anti-corruption Strategies in South Kivu, DRC

From 18 to 20 July 2018, The Hague Academy and VNG International organised a three-day training in Bukavu, DR Congo, focused on the promotion […]

06 August 2018

First 2019 Course to Focus on Fiscal Decentralisation and Local Finance

Fiscal Decentralisation and Local Finance will be the Academy’s first open course in 2019. Designed with the practitioner in mind, this course will introduce the […]

23 July 2018

Sharing Lessons from the Tunisian Experience on Decentralisation and Local Governance

What are the challenges of decentralisation in the MENA region? This was a core question during the four-day intensive training in Hammamet, Tunisia. Incorporating […]

19 July 2018