Apply by: 7 June 2019
Local governance actors face enormous challenges in fragile and conflict-affected countries. Often, human and financial resources are scarce, the collaboration between the state and the citizens is weak, social cohesion and trust in society have deteriorated, and the central government is weak or absent.
Despite these challenges, local governance remains the level where the state and citizens interact. This provides an entry point for development assistance and inclusive governance to support sustainable peace. At the same time, several conditions are necessary for stability including the prevention of conflict, reduction of violence, strengthening the collaboration between the state and the citizens, social cohesion, delivering inclusive economic development, and accountable governance.
To discuss how local governance can be more effective in addressing the root causes of conflict and achieve resilient and sustainable peace, The Hague Academy will convene a one-week course on Sustaining Peace and Local Governance. The training will take place from 1 to 5 July in Barcelona and in partnership with the Barcelona International Peace Center.
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