Deadline: 29 January 2016
Open to: young civil servants working for local government in a developing country
Venue: 23 May – 10 June; 19 September – 7 October; 3 – 21 October 2016, The Netherlands
The Hague Academy for Local Governance organised international, practice-oriented training courses for people involved in local governance.
This Talent Program comprise the following components:
- A two- week training course at The Hague Academy for Local Governance;
- Week-long internship at a Dutch Municipality;
- Talent for Governance networking activities.
The Talent program will be organised three times in 2016 and each program will revolve around a different local governance theme. There will be just one application period.
To apply for the Talent program candidates need to choose one of the following program themes. These themes are based on the topics of the training course at The Hague Academy which is part of the Talent program:
- Citizen Participation & Inclusive Governance – Program from 23 May – 10 June 2016, (more information about the training course part of the program);
- Local Economic Development – Program from 19 September – 7 October 2016, (more information about the training course part of the program);
- Local Service Delivery- Program from 3 – 21 October 2016, (more information about the training course part of the program).
Young civil servants working for local government in a developing country can apply for the Talent for Governance program. They must have a strong motivation and a concrete project or idea to improve the performance of the organisation and create better services for their community.
Application is possible if you:
- Work for a local government (not an NGO or private enterprise);
- Work in one of the countries listed on the DAC country list;
- Be 37 years of age or younger when you apply;
- Have at least two years of work experience in local governance;
- Work there for at least two years more;
- Speak and understand the English language well (all programs are in English);
- Be able to write down and orally defend your motivation for and relevance of the specific program;
- Be able to identify an issue/project as a real life case within the theme of the program for which you will write a Back Home Action Plan during the Talent program;
- Have written support of your employer to participate in the program and to implement the Back Home Action Plan when you return home.
The Hague Academy for Local Governance Talent Program has almost all the costs covered for the participants. The talent program covers the tuition fee, travel costs, accommodation and living expenses in the Netherlands.
The Hague Academy is to select the travel arrangements and accommodation; the living expenses entail three meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner). All additional drinks, snacks, supplements etc. that are not to be offered to you by the program are on your own account. The talent program does not cover the costs of travel for family members, nor does it provide money to support them.
Following the division made on the DAC list:
- They ask talents coming from ‘Least Developed Countries’ and ‘Other Low Income Countries’ for a contribution of EUR 100;
- They ask talents coming from ‘Lower Middle Income Countries and Territories’ and ‘Upper Middle Income Countries and Territories’ for a contribution of EUR 200.
How to apply?
The deadline for application is 29 January 2016.
Applicant must fill out online application form.
For more information please visit the official website.