Annual Update 2018 VNG International

Dealing with

Conflict, Fragility

and Migration

by strengthening

local government

Security is a basic human need, and  providing security and protection is a prime responsibility of governments. In fragile environments, local government can play a crucial role in promoting dialogue and restoring the social contract between the state and citizens, also through concrete measures such as making public spaces safe, providing safe access for women to fields and markets, etc. Some of our projects focus on that local government role.


With the enormous numbers of refugees and internally displaced persons, in various regions of the world, also the strain on host communities has become more visible than ever, in terms of the pressure on basic services, housing, employment, transport, etc. We firmly believe that this requires a new approach to the reception of refugees in their region of origin, connecting relief interventions with long term local development. Some of our projects are innovative in that sense.



Congo (DRC), Inawezekana ‘It is possible’  |  01-09-2017 / 31-12-2021

donor: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Netherlands

CONSORTIUM PARTNERS: ZOA International - Nederland, War Child Holland



Congo (DRC), Consortium for the Integrated Stabilisation and Peace of Eastern DRC  |  01-11-2015 / 30-04-2019

donor: Royal Netherlands Embassy in Rwanda

CONSORTIUM PARTNERS: International Organization for Migration (IOM) Goma, PAX for Peace, CORDAID



Georgia, Promoting Migration Management in Georgia through Research-Based Advocacy, Awareness, Networking and Use of Technologies  |  01-08-2016 / 01-08-2017

donor: Delegation of the European Union to Georgia

CONSORTIUM PARTNERS: Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association (GYLA)



Jordan and Lebanon, Local Government Resilience Programme  |  13-11-2015 / 31-12-2018

donor: DSH - Directie Stabiliteit en Humanitaire Hulp



South Sudan, Interlinking Peace Building, Decentralisation and Development  |  2013-2018  |  01-07-2013 / 30-06-2018

donor: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Netherlands




Uganda, Empowering Refugee Hosting Districts in Uganda; Making the Nexus Work  |  01-10-2017 /  31-12-2018

donor: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Netherlands

Recent / Ongoing Projects