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The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) is seeking applications for its International Training Programme, “Sustainable Urban Water and Sanitation – Integrated Processes” to contribute to planning and implementation for more sustainable urban water and sanitation services, where the rights, needs and demands of all citizens, including those of marginalised groups, are taken into account.
Achieving Sustainable Urban Water and Sanitation services for everyone is one of the global Sustainable Development Goals to be reached by 2030. To meet this target we need to be creative, think and act out of the box, and use a much greater range of practical solutions. And above all it will require commitment and hard work by change agents, professional organisations and communities at the local level. This programme will contribute knowledge and skills that will make a difference in the local context at city-level, and in the long run also for the World.
- Increase their knowledge of methods and tools for planning of sustainable urban water and sanitation systems
- Increase their capacity to initiate and drive organisational change processes
- Share their experiences from colleagues in other parts of the world
- Extend their network
- Candidates may be nominated by authorities, institutions, universities, NGOs, water utilities or other private companies active in the water and sanitation sector.
- The programme is primarily targeting organisations, not individuals, and efforts will be made to establish long-term relationships with key organisations. Such collaborative organisations should be willing to commit themselves to participation over several years and to cooperate with other organisations in the programme. Capacity and interest to drive change processes to achieve their long-term goals, and a certain level of influence on the water and sanitation sector, is a prerequisite to become a collaborative organisation.
- Candidates from collaborative organisations may be prioritised.
To promote actual collaboration and integration between participants in their national working context, the programme aims to gather organisations operating in the same geographical area. The programme is therefore focusing on the following areas:
- Kenya – Nakuru
- Rwanda - Eastern Province
- Tanzania - Temke, Dar es Salaam
- Uganda - Kampala
- Zambia - Ndola
Organisations working in other areas than the above, are also welcome to nominate candidates, but should be aware of the priority given to the selected areas.
Application deadline: May 18, 2018
Visit the Sida website for more information and how to apply.
For information or questions about this opportunity, please contact the organizers directly.