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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...
Stories 15 Dec 2021

Building Social Cohesion Amongst Refugees & Local Communities in Uganda

Fred Buzu Asi works as Community Services Officer at the Ministerial Department of Refugees in Uganda. His main responsibilities are to ensure peac...
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Stories 01 Sep 2021

The Road to Local Fiscal Autonomy in Mali

Issiaka Bôh Magassa is a technical advisor at the Regional Development Agency of Kayes, in Mali. In 2021, he joined our Fiscal Decentralisation &#...
Snippet Said Indonesia
Stories 19 Apr 2021

The Journey to Peace in Aceh

To sustain peace in Aceh, Indonesia, Said Achmad Kabiru wants to address inequalities amongst youth by supporting economic recovery and entrepreneu...
Tshering Lhamo snippet
Stories 24 Feb 2021

Strengthening Water Governance in Water Abundant Bhutan

“Planners and policy makers need to gear towards sustainable planning to ensure that future generations have access to clean water”, says T...
Orlando Fusco
Stories 03 Dec 2020

Supporting Decentralisation in Albania

Over the last 30 years, Albania has transitioned into a democratic society, putting new policies in place, building democratic institutions and mak...
Stories 16 Sep 2020

Tackling Illegal Gratuity in Indonesia

Anjas Prasetiyo is the team Leader of the Gratuity Control Programme, at the Indonesian Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK). In Indonesia, corr...
Stories 16 Sep 2020

Leading change through policy making

The ongoing conflict in Afghanistan inspired Mustafa Aryan to apply for an Orange Knowledge scholarship to follow a training at The Hague Academy f...
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Stories 27 May 2020

From training in The Hague to influencing national policies in Colombia

Our programmes aim to develop our participants’ knowledge and skills to act as change agents. We often hear back from our alumni, who share i...
Mousa alumni
Stories 09 Mar 2020

Alumni stories: Mousa Alhlaihl

Water. Inspiration. Know-how. Expertise. These are words that continuously cross the minds of our ‘Shiraka: Water Management’ participants. The...

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