Last year was a busy and interesting year for us. From strengthening the capacities of municipal and regional officials in Uzbekistan, Mongolia and Oman, to training local authorities and organisation of persons with disabilities in Burundi, DR Congo, Ethiopia, Sudan, South Sudan and Uganda. We were happy to receive in total 340 participants in our open subscription and Shiraka courses in The Hague. Watch our story of 2022, told by photographs capturing the day-to-day life of The Hague Academy for Local Governance
Participating in International Events
In 2022, we joined a number of international events around local governance. In May, we participated in the Africities Summit, in Kisumu, Kenya, where together with Oxfam Novib, we hosted a session on ‘Local governments and impact-driven enterprises: Allies for a human economy’. In July, we joined the World Urban Forum in Katowice, Poland, where, within the framework of the We Are Able! programme, we hosted an interactive session on ‘Disability Inclusion in Future Cities and Communities’. In September, we joined the Dutch Water Mission to Mexico, where we exchanged knowledge and experiences with Mexican counterparts to better understand the governance needs of local and national authorities, and water service providers in the country. In October, we joined the United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) World Congress in Daejeon, South Korea, where we participated in various sessions. At the UCLG Learning Forum, we delivered a keynote speech on how games can be used as an effective tool for adult learning. As part of the We Are Able! programme, we also shared practices about the inclusion of persons with disabilities and the role local authorities can play in promoting disability inclusion worldwide. We were also pleased to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the African Local Government Academy (ALGA), which aims at strengthening the capacities of local governments across the African continent.