In 2014, The Hague Academy gave a training on ‘Lobby and Advocacy at the Local Level’ in Zimbabwe. This training built the capacity of the Harare Residents’ Trust (HRT) on the topics of lobby and advocacy, public service delivery and citizen engagement. Specifically, the training provided the HRT staff with knowledge of basic concepts of good governance; transparency, accountability, integrity and citizen participation and public service delivery. Moreover, the training also improved their skills in negotiation, communication and presentation, strategic planning and overall project management. Finally, the training enabled the HRT staff to look through a gender lens and understand the importance of gender equality and women empowerment for a just, sustainable and healthy local governance.