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.
This year’s meeting focused on decentralisation and local governance in fragile contexts and on migration and forced displacement. In addition to that, participants discussed the topics of urban and territorial governance, fiscal decentralisation and local financing as well as localising the SDGs.
Insight into local realities
Valuable inputs were given amongst others by Dr. Sanya K.F. Wilson, Mayor of Koboko Municipal Council (Uganda) and National Vice Chairman of the Ugandan Urban Authority Association, by Khady Dia Sarr, Programme Director for the Dakar Municipal Finance Programme, as well as by civil servant Frank Landman from the Rheden municipality – one of the most promising Global Goals community in the Netherlands. They provided insights into their local realities with regards to refugee integration, local finances and the implementation of the SDGs.
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