IDEAL – Mali

Based on the experiences of the previous program (LGCP 2012-2016) and the network of the Association of Municipalities of Mali (AMM), VNG International supports 5 pilot municipalities through the IDEAL Mali program. The pilot municipalities are selected to benefit from support in the implementation of participatory and inclusive planning, as well as sustainable and integrated management of water resources. In this new program, VNG International continues to support the AMM in lobbying and defending the interests of local and regional governments in order to gain greater political legitimacy and promote local democracy. Improving women’s participation and leadership on the one hand and promoting good water governance on the other hand are essential to ensure equal access to natural resources, social cohesion and prevent conflict.

In January 2018, The Hague Academy for Local Governance (THA) was engaged to provide training to partners and representatives of the 5 pilot municipalities on gender and conflict sensitive management – in the context of Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM)and the development of the municipal Economic, Social and Cultural Development Plan. One of the recommendations of this training was the need for capacity building on issues such as citizen participation, social accountability, inclusive governance and gender for local authorities and civil society organizations. In September 2018, VNGI approached The Hague Academy for Local Governance for the development and implementation of inclusive gender responsive governance training for IWRM.

Objectives:

  1. Provide training to partners and representatives of the 5 pilot municipalities on gender and conflict sensitive management
  2. Develop and implement inclusive gender responsive governance training for IWRM.

 Deliverables/Outcomes:

  • 35 people trained on ‘Inclusive Governance and Gender Sensitivity’ in Mali.
  • Trainings organized in Bamako and Sélingué on ‘Inclusive Governance and Gender Sensitivity’.

 Partners (if applicable): VNG International