Sweden's International Training Programmes are open to candidates from most low- and middle income countries. The aim is to support and strengthen the participants own plans or projects for change on organisational and sectoral levels. The training programmes are designed for persons qualified to participate in reform processes and holds a position in the home organisation with mandate to run processes of change. Now it is time to apply for two International Training Programmes: Private Sector Growth and Strategic Business Management.
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.
In most cases, the programmes start with a 3-4 weeks 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. Six months later a follow-up meeting takes place in one of the participating countries. Exchange of experiences and lessons learned concerning implementation of the plans for change dominates this phase that concludes the training programme. Support from the programme organisers are given during the entire programme period.
Now it is time to apply for the International Training Programmes; Private Sector Growth and Strategic Business Management.
The training programme, Private Sector Growth aims to prepare participants and their organisations to face the challenges of new technology, changing consumer preferences and globalisation of markets. The programme aims to train participants to nurture, stimulate and develop opportunities in the changing business environment to benefit their countries by building a sustainable and competitive business environment and economy. The intended participants for the programme are high level professionals from national institutions and organisations in Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda.
The training programme, Strategic Business Management, aims to prepare participants and their companies to face the challenges of new technology, changing consumer preferences and globalisation of markets and to benefit from opportunities in the changing business environment for sustainable and profitable growth. The training programme for Strategic Business Management, is closely linked to Sida's Private Sector Growth training programme for key public officials. The inputs from entrepreneurs will be extremely important in the development of a national action plan for Private Sector Growth. The programme is intended for business leaders from small and medium-sized businesses in Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda.
The overall aim for both training programmes is to contribute to the development of a vibrant and sustainable private sector and seeking to strengthen collaboration between the private and public sectors. The goal is better functioning markets and improved integration in world trade.
The closing date for applications to both programmes is the 28th of October, 2012. For more information see links to the right.