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Stories 04 Dec 2023

Advancing Local Governance: Zambia’s Fiscal Transition

Jacqueline Muthee is a Democratic Governance Specialist at USAID Zambia, supporting the Zambian government’s efforts to decentralise fiscal m...
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Stories 04 Sep 2023

Working to Decentralise Egypt for Better Governance

In 2011, millions of Egyptians went to the streets to ask for more democracy. Since then, they have witnessed three different regimes and unfinishe...
Stories 30 Jun 2023

Accessing Clean Water in Lagos through Multilevel Engagement

Adedayo Olubukola is an alumna of The Hague Academy’s Multilevel Water Governance cohort of 2022. Now back home, she shares with us her insights ...
Stories 25 Apr 2023

Advancing Multilevel Migration Governance in Colombia

Having attended The Hague Academy’s Migration and Local Governance course, alumnus Juan Sebastián Barco López shares his insights on Colombia?...
Stories 06 Mar 2023

Tackling Basic Needs in Western Myanmar

Myanmar is in a humanitarian crisis. Now two years of political turmoil have forced over a million from their homes. Internally displaced persons a...
Stories 20 Dec 2022

Laying the Groundwork for Resilience in Guinea

Meet Alpha Ibrahim Bah, a high-level policymaker who wishes to make his country prepared for future climate upheaval. Join us as he strides to buil...
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Stories 27 Oct 2022

Localising Primary Healthcare in Bangladesh

Meet alumna Shoma Nurun Naher, Director of Health and Environment at the DASCOH Foundation in Bangladesh. A physician by profession, Shoma felt fru...
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Stories 06 Sep 2022

Stressing the Importance of Local Economic Development in Georgia

Meet alumna Salome Mekvabishvili, Head of the Strategic Development Department at the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia. S...
Stories 06 Jul 2022

Building Trust Through Accountability in Liberia

Samuel G. Ford is the Assistant Commissioner of Community Services at the Liberian National Police, an institution that has, for the past twenty ye...
Itani Dzebu
Stories 26 Apr 2022

Local Economic Growth for All in South Africa

Itani Albert Dzebu is a local economic development manager in Musina Local Municipality, South Africa. Every day, he is working on creating an envi...
Valentina Ospitia
Stories 01 Mar 2022

Smart City Practices in Cali

Santiago de Cali is a lively and bustling city in Colombia’s southwest. It has steadily grown to become one of the country’s leading cities and...
Bikhas Adihari
Stories 17 Dec 2021

Addressing Climate Vulnerability in the Himalayas

Dhankuta sits at the foothills of the Himalayas, in eastern Nepal. The town is the capital of Dhankuta District, a lush and biodiverse area that ra...

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