There are many ways to promote LED. Not necessarily better or worse ways, but different ways. This publication attempts to capitalise on this diversity, drawing on the experience VNG International and its partners gained in implementing ASPIRE in Somaliland and Somalia (Puntland State), as well as the experience of other organisations and programmes in the same field.
In view of the upcoming virtual CIB annual meeting, we would like to ask the CIB members to share information on examples of the COVID-19 activities that they are developing within their ongoing international capacity programmes with local governments. These can be short text paragraphs, or links to your own website or other documents. Please find an example of an activity of VNG International in the Democratic Republic of Congo:
On the 14th of May 2020 from 03:00 pm to 04:30pm CEST, DeLoG and VNG International will conduct a webinar on pathways for local authorities to deal with protracted urban violence.
To register for this webinar, please click here.
The Development Partners Network on Decentralisation and Local Governance (DeLoG) and VNG International jointly invite you to a webinar on pathways for local authorities to deal with protracted urban violence.
On April 2nd, the CIB Working Group organized a webinar on Women Leadership, which was attended by almost 90 participants.
From 23-25 May, the 13th Annual Meeting of the Development Partners Network on Decentralisation and Local Governance (DeLoG) took place in The Hague, the Netherlands, hosted by VNG International. Around 30 participants from bi- and multilateral organisations working in the field of decentralisation and local governance took part in DeLoG’s 13th annual meeting and contributed to fruitful discussions.
Since 2014, VNG International has been supporting local government and communities in a locally-initiated process to regulate cattle migration, an important source of conflict between communities in South Sudan.
Somaliland is the target region for one of the projects starting under VNG International’s new Inclusive Decisions At Local Level (IDEAL) programme. This will be VNG International’s first programme in Somaliland, stemming from a request from the Association of Local Government Authorities of Somaliland (ALGASL) to receive the kind of support that VNG International provides to many other African associations.
On the 4th and 5th of November about 300 representatives of local authorities, ministries, prefects, donors and civil society met in Cotonou for the 2nd Assises of Benin-French decentralized cooperation. Aim of this gathering was, six years after a first edition, to draw the state of actions, to share interesting new initiatives and draw new lines for the future.
Many Dutch local governments are struggling with the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), despite their high motivation to contribute to them. This is one of the conclusions from the research into the meaning and implication of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for Dutch local governments conducted by Kaleidos Research, in collaboration with VNG International.