Open courses 2021

February 8 - February 19, 2021

Fiscal Decentralisation and Local Finance

Course Introduction: How a country organises its public finances forms the basis for how local authorities govern priorities in cities, towns, and villages. While national […]

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March 1 - March 12, 2021

Inclusive Service Delivery & the SDGs

Course Introduction: Local public services such as waste management, water access and social services have a huge impact on our daily lives and well-being. […]

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March 15 - March 26, 2021

Citizen Participation and Inclusive Governance

Course Introduction: Inclusive development requires responsive governments and empowered citizens. But what can local officials and civil society organisations do to ensure all voices […]

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April 12 - April 23, 2021

Climate Adaptation and Local Resilience

Course Introduction: The course discusses how local authorities can adapt to climate change and increase their climate resilience. We start by discussing climate change […]

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May 31 - June 11, 2021

Urban Governance: Resilient and Smart Cities

Course Introduction: With the majority of the world population living in urban environments today, cities have become the engines of (economic) development and innovation. […]

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June 14 - June 25, 2021

Local Economic Development

Course Introduction: This practice-oriented course focuses on strengthening the economic capacity of local and regional communities. Taking into account the UN’s post-2015 development agenda, […]

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July 5 - July 9, 2021

Cours d’été: La pérennisation de la paix et la gouvernance locale

Introduction au cours: Les acteurs de la gouvernance locale sont confrontés à d’énormes défis dans les pays fragiles et affectés par des conflits. Souvent, […]

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June 28 - July 2, 2021

Summercourse: Local Governance & Localising the SDGs

Course Introduction: Decentralisation is an instrument to achieve development. In this course, participants will learn how decentralisation contributes to inclusive economic growth. The course […]

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September 6 - September 17, 2021

Multilevel Water Governance

Course Introduction: Water provision and governance of water involve complex systems and the coordination of different stakeholders at all levels of government. Adding to […]

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September 27 - October 8, 2021

Integrity and Anti-Corruption

Course Introduction: From 27 September to 8 October 2021, The Hague Academy will convene participants again for one of its most popular and highly-relevant […]

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October 11 - October 22, 2021

Conflict, Rule of Law and Local Security

Course Introduction: How can local actors improve human security and state security in conflict-affected areas? What challenges affect the local government’s ability to promote […]

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November 1 - November 12, 2021

Migration and Local Authorities

Local solutions for large movements of refugees and migrants Course Introduction: The world is currently witnessing the highest levels of human displacement on record. […]

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November 22 - December 3, 2021

Gender Responsive Governance

Course Introduction: How can policies and programmes be inclusive and more specifically, gender sensitive? How do values of inclusiveness and gender equality result in […]

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