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Recent News and Updates

Due to the Corona-crisis, The Hague Academy has been going online and so has our training offer! We go beyond the traditional webinars and are developing tailor made online learning programmes, combining presentations from experts with individual assignments, group work, games, video tours,  individual coaching, and live events. Learn more
Learning from Monrovia
Amid a global pandemic, local governments are facing huge pressures to protect residents and develop a local response. What can we learn from the Ebola outbreak in Western Africa? How can local authorities and development partners respond to such crisis? Former mayor of Monrovia, Clara Mvogo provides some recommendations. Read more
Ngennar-Yassin Jeng from GIZ did not know what to expect, but was pleasantly surprised by the group dynamics and the personal feedback in the online course on Inclusive Local Economic Development. Read her experience here
Ecosystem for entrepeneurs
Civil servants and entrepreneurs from Morocco, Tunisia and Jordan, came together in The Hague this February with a common goal: learning how to improve the business environments and encourage entrepreneurship in their countries. Two active participants share their experiences with us. Read more
In the middle of a busy March, with three courses running, our trainers and course participants were suddenly confronted with the Corona-outbreak. Luckily, all participants reached home safely, and the trainers shifted rapidly from offline to online training services. Read our stories
We reach out to all our friends, supporters, and especially our alumni around the world to let you know that you are in our thoughts during the current crisis caused by the spread of the Corona-virus. Stay healthy and keep up the good spirit! Watch video
Quality certificate
We are proud to announce that we recently received our PARTOS ISO 9001- certificate, the quality certificate developed for Dutch development organisations. We see this certificate as the reward for several years of working towards high standards in training delivery, with integrity and sustainability as guiding principles. Read more
Alumni stories: Dahiana Manjarrés
From attending our 2-week course on Local Economic Development in The Hague to influencing employment national policies in Colombia. Dahiana shares with us the impact that attending our open training had in her career. Read more
Full scholarships available!
Applications are still open for full scholarships to join our course on Fiscal Decentralisation and Local Finance, scheduled for February 2021. The final deadline to apply is 23 June. Due to COVID-19, Nuffic has allowed for flexibility in some of the requirements. Read more
Facebook live!
We want to keep in touch with you! We are planning a series of live videos that everyone is welcome to join. In our first live video, we will respond to all your questions about the current call for Nuffic scholarship applications. Join us to share your questions and receive useful tips on how to write a successful application. Join us here

Upcoming Courses

We are looking forward to welcoming you in September. However, if this is not yet possible due to COVID-19 measures, registered participants will receive alternative online training options. They can also ask for reimbursement or for a voucher for next year’s course in The Hague. We will inform all participants one month before the start of the training.
See our 2020 courses

Staff Reading Picks

In order to assist countries in scaling up preparedness and response to COVID-19, WHO has developed learning modules with guidelines for partners, donors, and civil society. The learning package consists of 3 modules with videos and downloadable presentations. Read More
Podcast: Helping cities through COVID-19
As the current pandemic has changed all aspects of urban life, cities must make several adjustments in programmes and initiatives. The work lies in not only picking up where cities left off but in repairing the socioeconomic fissures that the pandemic has revealed. Listen to this podcast
United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) has made public a Decalogue for the COVID-19 era. This document aims to transform how the governance system interacts with communities by protecting those that need it the most. Read more
How coronavirus will affect humanitarian aid response
Aid agencies are scrambling to adapt as the COVID-19 pandemic is felt throughout the world. The New Humanitarian's Senior Editor Ben Parker discussed with leading experts and practitioners from across the humanitarian sector about some of the most pressing issues during the COVID-19 crisisWatch webinar
"My experience at The Hague Academy was very encouraging for my future work. The training programme was structured in an interactive and motivating way: we learnt by seeing great examples, by studying interesting cases and by listening to experts and to other participants. This experience definitely added great value to my professional development.”
 – Norbert Moyo, participant in 2018
Course Inclusive Service Delivery & the SDGs
Bulawayo City Council, Zimbabwe.

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