Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Sida’s International Training Programme on Integrated Sustainable Coastal Development

The Swedish International Development Agency’s (Sida) Advanced International Training Programme 2012 on Integrated Sustainable Coastal Development will be held in two phases: Phase 1 will be from 28 May to 15 June 2012 in Sweden and Phase 2 will be from 1 to 12 October 2012 in Tanzania.

The long term objective of the programme is to contribute to an integrated sustainable development of coastal zones (lakes and sea coast) in which the needs and rights of poor people are taken into account.

The programme is intended for key persons in organisations with a clear role in integrated coastal development e.g. central institutions, local authorities, private companies or NGOs.

Eligible countries:

In Africa: Kenya, Liberia, Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda
In Asia: Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Vietnam

The training programme will address the following key topics:
  • The ecological, economical and social challenges of sustainable coastal development and integrated planning
  • Legal and administrative mechanisms
  • Situation analysis
  • The planning process
  • Change process
Sida will cover all training costs such as lectures, literature, documentation, study tours and certain social activities, as well as board and lodging. Personal expenses are not included. International travel costs to and from the course in Sweden are not covered by Sida. 

The participants shall find funding and make their own travel arrangements from their home country to Sweden. Sida pays for international travel to the course in Tanzania. The participant carries costs incurred in travelling to the nearest international airport as well as all costs for obtaining visas and any local airport taxes and departure fees.
The closing date to apply for this training is 28 October 2011. For more information, visit this link.

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