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Every Voice Counts – Somalia

very Voice Counts (EVC) is a programme from CARE Nederland and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, for which The Hague Academy provides courses and training. Based on the principle that inclusive governance leads to peace and stability, CARE and its partners actively promote effective and inclusive decision-making processes in the world’s most fragile states. EVC was active in Afghanistan, Burundi, Pakistan, Rwanda, Somalia and Sudan. The project ran from 2016 to 2020.

The Hague Academy for Local Governance built the capacity of Local Authorities (LAs) and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) on inclusive governance. 

Main goal

The EVC programme in Somalia tries to ensure that young women and men in Puntland and South Central Somalia are represented, are able to have their voices heard, and influence decision making that affects their lives.


  • Build the capacities of a team of national EVC trainers to become effective THA trainers;
  • Strengthen the capacities of the team of national EVC trainers and programme beneficiaries (CSOs and local authorities) on the topics of decentralisation, inclusive governance, gender, citizen participation, social accountability and change management; and
  • Support the CSOs and local authorities to develop and implement action plans at the organisational level.



Series of training of trainers (ToTs)

Coaching participants to develop action plans

Action plans follow-up workshop

Project Gallery

EVC Somalia


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