In October 2018, The Hague Academy delivered a three-day training in Riyadh to 34 heads of municipalities in Saudi Arabia. Topics of the training were: The Local Government-system in The Netherlands, Leadership and Strategic Planning, and Management of Public Services. The practices and responsibilities of local governments in The Netherlands were compared with the Saudi context and the participants took part in the discussions in a very active way. They showed a huge need for practical knowledge that helps them managing their municipalities. Follow-up trainings are currently being discussed.
- Introducing the participants to the Dutch system of local governance;
- Training the participants on the topics of leadership, strategic planning and citizen participation;
- Discussing the management of public service delivery;
- Three days of training were delivered on the topic of Local Governance.