The Local Government Resilience Programme was originally set up by VNG International. The Hague Academy was involved in setting up a training institute in Jordan and providing expertise on local governance. As part of the project, The Hague Academy gave training on Leadership in Local Governance in Lebanon in 2016 and 2017. The training covered topics related to personal leadership skills, such as negotiation skills, creative problem solving and managing complexity. It also touched upon broader themes, including power analysis, inclusive and accountable local governance, stakeholder analysis and change management.
The programme aims to help local governments in Jordan and Lebanon to deal with the number of Syrian refugees that have come to their countries.