Ouattara Bere Maimouna, Konombi Mouni och Safietou Sanfo under en ITP-kurs om Klimatförändringar, anordnad av SMHI.

Ouattara Bere Maimouna, Konombi Mouni and Safietou Sanfo participated in a International Training Programme about climate changes, organized by the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute and Sida.

Photo: Sida/Susanna W. Ahlfors

Courses and training

International Training Programmes

Updated: 24 May 2017

Sida's International Training Programmes are open to candidates from low and middle income countries. The aim is to support and strengthen the participants' plans for change on organizational and sectoral levels and should not be regarded as individual competence training.

The methodology is based on the assumption that participating countries wish to carry out changes and are willing to invest their own resources to achieve these changes. Capacity development is focused on support to the participants' own plans or projects for change. This is why the training programmes are designed for persons qualified to participate in reform processes and who holds a position in their home organisation with mandate to run processes of change.

The programmes cover areas of strategic importance to the social, environmental and economic development of co-operating countries and are based on identified priorities and needs. In the long-term perspective, the programmes shall contribute to institutional strengthening and capacity development in the co-operating countries.

Commissioned by Sida, the training programmes are organised by Swedish public authorities, universities, private companies and NGOs.

For more information you are welcome to check out the ITP training schedule.

A multi-phase programme

The programmes include 2-4 weeks of training in Sweden. The participants review and get started with their plans for change supervised by skilled Swedish colleagues and experts in a mixture of lectures, workshops, process oriented work and study visits.

Approximately six months later a follow-up meeting takes place in one of the participating countries. This phase is focused on exchange of experiences and lessons learned concerning implementation of the plans for change. Support from the programme organisers is given during the entire programme period and in some cases additional workshops are held in the region where the participants are located.

In many programmes, the participants form networks in order to keep contact after the training has been concluded. These networks can be global, regional and/or national and also include participants for every year the programme is open.

Those who successfully complete the programme will be awarded a certificate stating details of the training undertaken.

Overview of the different phases of the ITP

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