Nuffic, the Netherlands organisation for international cooperation in higher education, is offering a fellowship to participate in two courses at The Hague Academy for Local Governance, taking place at the beginning of 2017.
The fellowship is the Netherlands Fellowship Programme (NFP), which is available for eligible participants living and working in one of 50 countries. Applications to these Nuffic scholarships are due before July 5th. More information on the scholarship, selection criteria, the application procedure and the courses can be found here.
The two fellowships mentioned above apply to the following courses, taught at The Hague Academy for Local Governance:
Gender Responsive Governance (23 Jan – 3 Feb, 2017)
This course starts by exploring the main gender concepts and how they relate to inclusive development. Moreover, the practical integration of gender in all dimensions of (local) governance, including participation, accountability and transparency as well as the role of women and men in equitable service delivery are discussed.
Fiscal Decentralisation and Local Finance (13 – 25 Feb, 2017)
This course discusses questions such as: How can spending responsibilities and revenue resources be best assigned to the different government layers? How can financial management at the local level be improved? What are sources for local income generating? And how can local authorities be held accountable in a transparent way?