Deadline: 21 February 2020
The Hague Academy for Local Governance is seeking applications for its “Citizen Participation and Inclusive Governance” course which will take place in The Hague from 23 March to 3 April 2020.
Inclusive development requires responsive governments and empowered citizens. But what can local officials and civil society organisations do to ensure all voices are heard?
In this training course, participants will discuss ways to involve citizens – especially minorities and marginalised groups – to create a culture of inclusive governance. Participants will learn how civil society can empower citizens to voice concerns and keep their governments accountable to issues affecting their community.
This training will be a true experience! In this course, applicants will meet the Ombudsman of The Hague and visit examples of joint policymaking and multi-stakeholder governance, such as neighbourhood projects in the city of Amsterdam or The Hague.
This course will help applicants to:
- Identify instruments for increasing social accountability;
- Define your own role and responsibilities in participation processes as well as the role of your partners;
- Specify conditions and do’s and don’ts for successful participation projects;
- Work on the policy cycle;
- Apply tools for communication with citizens, NGOs and other stakeholders.
After this course, applicants will receive a professional certificate of completion from The Hague Academy for Local Governance.
Professionals working for a municipal, provincial or national government, a donor organisation or NGO and/or those involved in participation and accountability processes in relation to development and governance.
For more information, visit https://thehagueacademy.com/blog/2019/02/citizen-participation-and-inclusive-governance-3/