The ABN AMRO bank has assigned a new backaccount to Talent for Governance. The old bank account will be functioning untill January 2013, but it would be even easier to directly transfer your donations to our new bank account: Bankaccount 44.17.82.043 (IBAN number NL47ABNA0441782043) in the name of Talent for Governance Of course you may also [...]
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.Important news for all contributors; a new bankaccount!27 November 2012
.Information on application procedure 201320 November 2012
We expect to publish the first call for application in May 2013. We will then be seeking applications for the Talentprogrammes starting in September. All calls for applications will be published widely through direct email and social media. All relevant information on the application procedure will be published on this website together with the first [...]
.“We had a great time again!”7 November 2012
The municipality of Zwolle welcomed Christopher Kabagambe from Kasese Municipality in Uganda from 29 October to 2 November 2012 for an internship programme on the subject of Local Service Delivery. The two weeks previous to the internship Chris also followed a training course at The Hague Academy for Local Governance. Both internship and training are [...]
.‘You don’t have any problems ;-)’12 October 2012
During the last week of September the three talents selected for the Local Economic Development followed a short internship at different local governments in the Netherlands. Benjamin Asaah from Ghana went to the Municipality of Westland. We were send a nice message which was internally communicated within the Municipality by Judith Zuiderwijk. She wrote: ‘ [...]
Earlier this year Pinkroccade held the annual appreciation survey among her clients. For every survey that was filled in, a donation was set aside for Talent for Governance. Talent for Governance offers young, ambitious local government practitioners working in developing and transtitional countries the change to attend a Talentprogramme (training, internship and networkingactivities). With this they can improve [...]
.Sponsors cooperate to make fundraiser succes!29 July 2012
Almost 10,000 Euros!!! That’s the incredible result of the charity fundraiser event that was held in celebration of the 100 year existence of the Association of Dutch municipalities (VNG). A team of VNG employees organised an auction which was widely advertised towards all municipalites in the Netherlands. They were invited to contribute items which would be sold during a [...]
Donate your business-relations gifts for a good cause! VNG ( association of netherlands municipalities) has been supporting Dutch local talent for 100 years already. In light of this aniversary the personell of the association are raising funds for talents from developing countries. On the 7th of June they will auction of the busines gifts they received as donations [...]
.VNG Trainees meet talent Doto Mgasa27 April 2012
On Friday the 27th of April, our newest talent, Doto Mgasa from Tanzania, met with the VNG trainees of 2012. Doto participated in the Talent for Governance programme ‘Citizen Participation & Accountability. She gave a presentation on her experiences in the Netherlands and she told about the lessons she had learnt during the course: ‘You [...]
.Civil servants ran for Talent for Governance21 March 2012
Fifteen civil servants of the municipality of Hoorn participated in the NK Veldloop of 2012. Together, they ran 123 km and collected 475 euro for Talent for Governance!
.NK Veldloop supports Talent for Governance1 March 2012
The Loyalis NK Veldloop 2012 supports Talent for Goverance, the cause of municipalities and for municipalities. This year, the annual crosscountry competition for civil servants takes place in Heemskerk on the 7th of March. Participants can be sponsored for Talent for Governance. During the NK veldloop, our team will be present to congratulate and thank the participants [...]
The most popular Dutch gift coupon (VVV-bon) can be donated as of January 2012 to support Talent for Governance. Last Christmas multiple employees from VNG donated (partly) their gift coupons, received as Christmas present from their employer (VNG), to support Talent for Governance. The donations help to strengthen local governance and improve the livelihoods in developing countries. [...]
.Generous contribution by JobsRepublic1 March 2012
JobsRepublic, a leading supplier of product and services in the area of e-recruitment and a publisher of carrier sites (such as GemeenteBanen.nl) in The Netherlands and also friend of Talent for Governance, has made a generous financial contribution.
.Talentprogramme 2012 open for application!1 March 2012
Untill the deadline on the 2nd of January 2012 young civil servants working for local governments in developing or transitional countries (see countrylist) can apply to participate in on of the three Talentprogrammes of 2012.
An interview with one of the talents selected for the Talent programme on ‘Climate Change and Local Sustainable Development’ has been published on the website Re.public. A website that features news, information and blogs by and for civil servants in the Netherlands.
.DHV befriends Talent for Governance1 March 2012
DHV, a leading international consultancy- and enginerings bureau which is known for high quality expertise and leadership in innovation and sustainabilty has decided to befriend Talent of Governance and support the strengthening of good local governance worlwide with a financial contribution and the opportunity to make use of their expertise in the Talent programmes.
.Talent for Governance thanks all the fans!1 March 2012
In the exiting climax of the first round of the ASN worldprize contest Talent for Governance just missed climbing into the top ten projects still competing for the first prize. We want to thank everyone who voted for us.
Talent for Governance is a conteder in the ASN worldprize 2011 competition. ASN Bank supports good ideas and projects that promote a sustainable society. Talent for Governance competes for the theme prize on ‘Sustainable Energy’ of 10.000 euros. If we win the prize the money will go specifically to fund the talentprogramme ‘Climate Change and Sustainable local development’.
It was busy at this years’ meeting of the Association of Dutch Municipalities in the Achterhoek. And not only because of a clash with the central government on budget cuts, but especially because of the the great prizes that were to be won at the stand of Talent for Governance.
.Both the president and the director of the Association of Dutch Municipalities (VNG) support Talent for Governance1 March 2012
Having dinner with Ralph Pans, director at VNG or getting to know all about the achitecture in the municipality of Almere together with Annemarie Jorritsma, the president of the board of VNG. These are the first prizes to be won in the stand of Talent for Governance on 7 june during the annual VNG congress.
The Talents were there.
On 24 March 2011 the Young Civil Servants day was held in Eindhoven. A day with the theme ‘crossing the border…’. What a perfect place for five civil servants from across the border to be present this day!
.Meet the talents of the March programme1 March 2012
‘Leadership and Management’
From the 23rd of March until the 8th of April five talented civil servants have been selected to take part in the Talent for Governance programme. They will attend the training course on ‘Leadership and management’ at The Hague Academy for Local Governance and afterwards follow a short internship at a Dutch local government. Here you can meet them:
.The Congress- and Studycentre befriends Talent for Governance16 February 2011
This week the Congress-and Studycentre of the Association of Dutch municipalities has decided to befriend Talent for Governance for the third year. The centre offers Talent for Governance a much needed stand at the information fair at the yearly held conference of the Association of Dutch Municipalities.
.September programme 2010 very succesful27 September 2010
“On a global view, we, the civil servants all around the world, may work in different places, but we all work for one purpose, the development of our society towards a better quality of life.” This is the opinion of Panji Winarno, one of the five talents who have successfully followed the Talent for Governance programme from 5 September to 25 September.
As many as 44 employees of the municipality of Sittard-Geleen have decided to donate this year’s Christmas gift (given by their employer) to Talent for Governance and to help their colleagues in developing countries to share knowledge and experience in the Netherlands. We are very grateful because it is an amount of no less than € 3000, -! We of course hope that many others will follow so we are able to keep up the good work and support even more “talents”.
.Apply for our Talent Programme 201112 February 2010
Are you a young, talented and motivated civil servant, working for a local government in one of the countries in our list, then don’t miss out on the opportunity to participate in our Talent programme 2011. Until the 3rd of January 2011 you can apply for this programme. The Talent programme comprises the following components: 1. A training course at The Hague Academy for Local Governance 2. Week-long internship at a Dutch Municipality 3. Talent for Governance Network activity