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Stories 06 Jul 2022

Building Trust Through Accountability in Liberia

Samuel G. Ford is the Assistant Commissioner of Community Services at the Liberian National Police, an institution that has, for the past twenty ye...
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Blog 06 Jul 2022

Ombudsperson: investigator and mediator at the same time

The institute ‘Ombudsman’ contributes to a vital democracy that cares about its citizens. Adriana Stehouwer is Ombudsman for two municipalities...
Blog 27 Jun 2022

Taking Control Over Own Development: Community Mobilisation in Myanmar

The 2021 military coup has cracked down on Myanmar’s fledgling democracy. Now, actors across the country are promoting self-sufficiency in local ...
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News 21 Jun 2022

Promoting social cohesion in super-diverse areas

In the Schilderswijk, one of the most multicultural neighbourhoods in the Netherlands, an online platform is one of the many initiatives to foster ...
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News 03 May 2022

Dutch Municipalities at the Centre of the Ukraine Refugee Response

With thousands of Ukrainians seeking asylum in the Netherlands, the role of municipalities is key in the Dutch response. To find out what that role...
Itani Dzebu
Stories 26 Apr 2022

Local Economic Growth for All in South Africa

Itani Albert Dzebu is a local economic development manager in Musina Local Municipality, South Africa. Every day, he is working on creating an envi...
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News 26 Apr 2022

Youth Supporting Youth in Yemen

Youth are among the most affected by the conflict in Yemen, but it is youth that will rebuild the country. We share the story of the SOS Foundation...
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Blog 21 Apr 2022

Investing in Nature-Inclusive Cities for Healthy Communities

Blog written by Oscar Alvarado, programme manager/trainer at The Hague Academy ‘Invest in our Planet’ Earth Day 2022 is all about ensuring a gr...
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Blog 20 Apr 2022

An Open Data Tour of Utrecht: Public Information Used for Good

Open data is essential for governments to provide better and more informed public services and to establish transparency and accountability in thei...
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News 01 Mar 2022

A Message of Solidarity with Ukraine

The Hague Academy expresses its solidarity with Ukrainian citizens. Our thoughts are with our alumni, their families and all those in affected regi...
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News 01 Mar 2022

A Local Economic Development Strategy in Five Steps

Local Economic Development (LED) strayegies are used for optimising the potential of a community, but these require avid preparation and effective ...
Valentina Ospitia
Stories 01 Mar 2022

Smart City Practices in Cali

Santiago de Cali is a lively and bustling city in Colombia’s southwest. It has steadily grown to become one of the country’s leading cities and...

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