•  Applied Land Governance

    Instructor-led training

    The main purpose of this programme is to strengthen capacity of public institutions in the area of Land Management, particularly concerning the ability to effectively deliver services that would enhance people’s, and in particular women’s, land rights in a participatory and transparent manner.

    The purpose is also to develop competence of participating strategic individuals to carry out necessary reforms and organisational changes in the public land administration authorities. Also, the ITP is structured to create an environment for cooperation and partnership between different stakeholders with the aim of contributing to wider societal change processes in the participating countries.

  •  International Training Program – Disaster Risk Management 321

    Instructor-led training

    The programme reviews the entire disaster risk management continuum: what needs to be considered before (prevention and preparedness actions), during (response) and after a disaster (recovery). The aim of the programme is to strengthen the capacity of individuals and their organisations to manage disaster risk. Participating organisations will, upon completion of the programme have individuals with strengthened capacities in key positions to lead organisational change for enhanced performance within Disaster Risk Management.  Gender, diversity and environment are core thematic areas in the programme as it is essential for sustainable development and thus also integrated throughout the ITP DRM programme. By inviting organisations from different sectors the participants are given the opportunity to improve and expand their networks with other actors and stakeholders in DRM. Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB) implements the ITP on Sida’s behalf.

  •  ITP 295 Media Development in a Democratic Framework - MENA 2021

    Instructor-led training


    Please CLICK HERE to download a Programme Brochure in Arabic.
    Please CLICK HERE to download an Application Form in Arabic.

    Across the globe, recent political, technological and economic changes have placed increased restraints on media freedom while at the same time, the prevalence of "fake news" is on the rise. As a result, there is an urgent need to find new ways to reform media policy and regulate the sector. Civil society and citizens around the world are demanding trustworhy news and accurate reporting, providing them with the information needed to take informed decisions, a prerequisite for a functioning democracy. Regulation, self-regulation and co-regulation of media are a means to that end.

    This ITP is a fellowship programme that provides a forum and platform for constructive, creative dialogue between high-level representatives from media, government and civil society on how to improve self-regulatory and regulatory frameworks for media. This programme involves more than training of individuals. It is a full-scale capacity-building programme aimed at real change towards a more efficient and sustainable planning and implementation of media self-regulation.

  •  ITP 307 Gender Statistics

    Instructor-led training

    Gender equality is a prerequisite for long term democratic, equitable and sustainable global development, and gender statistics are crucial for global and national follow-up and monitoring of the SDGs. Therefore, Statistics Sweden, in cooperation with Sida, invites statistical producers and strategic users of statistics in Asia, Africa and the Middle East to participate in ITP Gender Statistics in order to improve their capacity and skills. 

  •  ITP313 Intellectual Property for Development

    Instructor-led training

    The objective of the programmes are to raise capacity in Intellectual Property (IP) in participating organisations  by capacity building in the concepts, theories and application of IP for economic growth and development. In particular how  national policy making can make use of IP in key issues of development such as agriculture, education and health. The Swedish Intellectual Property Office(PRV), together with WIPO, the UN specialised agency for intellectual property, offers two different programmes in the area of IP:  one directed to " Intellectual property for Least developed Countries" and one directed to "Intellectual property and Genetic Resources- in Support of innovation"

  •  Locally controlled forest restoration - A governance and market oriented approach to resilient landscapes

    Instructor-led training

    In the last decade, Forest and Landscape Restoration (FLR) has been adopted for global, regional and national commitments for multiple goals such as climate mitigation, water security, biodiversity and forest resources to support rural livelihoods. Despite extensive international support for climate and development cooperation, practical results and continuity have been limited after project-based support ends. Incentives for local actors is one major driver often missing. The failure of FLR to reduce poverty by creating local value maintains the status quo of land use dependency, forest degradation and loss while also failing to create the desired benefits for biodiversity, water management and carbon mitigation.

    This International Training Programme (ITP) uses a systemic approach to build capacity broadly in all actors with a stake in FLR. As the programme title indicates, the emphasis is on driving scalable FLR outside of support programmes. The programme objective is to build capacity in organisations to establish governance, tenure and business support that encourages local smallholders, communities and entrepreneurs to become agents of change based on competitive, transparent and scalable value chains, leaving no one behind.

    The ITP is based on current evidence of the economic, social and ecological aspects of FLR and on sharing experiences between a multitude of actors and country contexts during the training. Swedish forest history is used as a background and inspiration. Sweden managed to restore unsustainably exploited forests through broad societal investment to sustain forest production and increase industrial value. Swedish smallholder organisations, governance and policies, make an interesting backdrop, as it balances different goals for forest legislation and the work on improving the protection of water and biodiversity to meet forest certification standards as well as EU-legislation. This is set against the global challenges of meeting future demands for biobased forest products as well as biodiversity, water management, carbon storage and fossil materials substitution.  

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  •  Prevent and respond to Gender Based Violence – strengthening agents of change

    Instructor-led training

    The goal is to increase the capacity of targeted organisations and authorities to prevent and respond toGender-Based Violence, according to Rule of Law in Kosovo, Albania, Ukraine, Montenegro and Moldova.

  •  Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

    Instructor-led training

    The long-term objective of the programme is to contribute to the improvement of the living conditions of poor women, children, youth and men by:

    • Increasing their access to adequate sexual and reproductive health care
    • Promoting sexual education
    • Increasing the awareness and demand for SRHR services

    The guiding principles of the programme are its four pillars:1) human rights values, 2) a context-based approach, 3) participatory learning, and 4) national and international networking, which form the programme’s educational framework.

    Using a rights-based approach to sexual and reproductive health, it will cover:​

    • Youth sexual health
    • Maternal and neonatal health, including fertility and abortion
    • STIs, HIV/AIDS and cervical cancer
    • Sexual identity
    • Sexual coercion and violence.

    The programme will also focus on leadership, management, and policy change in SRHR. Participants will strengthen these skills through the use of information and communications technologies.

    The central component of the programme will be the participants’ change projects. These will address problems that are within the scope of the training programme and of particular interest to the participant’s respective organizations. 

    The immediate goals of participants will be to:

    • Develop and implement a change project in the field of SRHR within their organization
    • ​Develop a sustainability plan of the project
    • Develop an action plan for continued work on the project within the organization

    The programme is given as a course at Lund University (22,5 credits).  


    • At least five years of working experience in a SRHR related field.
    • A Bachelor degree or equivalent diploma
    • Computer literacy


  •  Social Protection for Sustainable Development

    Instructor-led training


    ITP Social Protection for Sustainable Development (Country group 1: Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia)

    Background / aim

    The International Training Programme will aim to expand and improve the effectiveness of national social protection systems, tackling exclusion, promoting gender equality and strengthening developmental impact. The programme builds the capacity of teams integrating multiple government minis- tries, public agencies and non-governmental organisations in the partner countries to identify, design, finance, implement, monitor and evaluate change programmes. This programme aims to better deliver social protection to meet the identified objectives of national policy stakeholders, including tackling poverty, vulnerability and social exclusion, while strengthening opportunities for decent and productive employment. The change programmes involve an integrated series of change management projects agreed by partner governments and their development partners, who support this capacity development initiative.

    For further information and to find the application form, please click "read more"