Governance of Cities

Governance of Cities

By Irene Oostveen
In a series of podcasts the International Cooperation Agency of the Association of Netherlands Municipalities, VNG International, interviews people involved in the programme Governance of Inclusive Green Growth in Cities (DEALS). Our main question is: what or who makes the key difference at the local level?

VNG International is an expert in strengthening local government in developing and transitional countries. DEALS is a programme to support fast-growing cities in the transition to inclusive and sustainable development.
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Color red had to come and sell on Mondays
In this podcast we interview Prince Aboagye Anokye, expert for the DEALS project in Kumasi, Ghana. He explains the current situation in the city of Kumasi in relation to the COVID-19. The measures and lockdown came very suddenly and as a surprise to many people. The municipality had to respond quickly by covering water bills and providing food supplies. The city authorities agreed on protocols with market leaders. The city can build upon a high social capital where people look after each other. In a series of podcasts the International Cooperation Agency of the Association of Netherlands Municipalities, VNG International, interviews people involved in the programme Governance of Inclusive Green Growth in Cities (DEALS). The DEALS programme is financed by the Netherlands ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Inclusive Green Growth department, and aims for inclusive and sustainable development in cities. Menno Bosma, partner in Wereld in Woorden Global Research & Reporting, is the interviewer in this podcast.
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May 18, 2020