lundi 17 décembre 2012

Call for applications for the International training course: "Integrated Sustainable Coastal Development – MENA region"

  • September 9–27, 2013 in Sweden
  • February 2–13, 2014 in Jordan
  • Closing date for application is: February 15, 2013.
This course will be organized next year for participants from Tunisia, Egypt, Palestine, Jordan and Lebanon. The participants would only have to pay their international travel to Sweden; all other costs are covered.

The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) offers, as part of its bilateral development assistance, Advanced International Training Programmes of strategic importance to the socialand economic development in the participants’ countries. The International Training Programmes are specially designed for persons qualifiedto participate in reform processes of strategic importance on different levels and hold a position in their home organisations withmandate to run processes of change. This methodology is based onthe assumption that your country wish to carry out changes and arewilling to invest own resources to achieve these changes. In the longterm perspective the programmes shall contribute to institutionals trengthening and capacity development in the participants’ countries.Training is focused on support to individual or team plansfor change. The plan shall be well established in the participant’s organisation and is a basic part of the programme concept.

Half of the Earth’s population is living in coastal areas and the populationdensity here is the double compared to the global average. Coastalzones all over the world are exposed to serious challenges relatedto over population and urbanisation - and to competitive use of resources and ecosystem services from activities such as agriculture,fishery, tourism and industry. Sensitive ecosystems and negative effectsfrom climate change increase the importance of a sustainable development and the need for an integrated planning and management, where the needs and rights of poor people are taken into account.Through this international training programme we aim at a longterm contribution to sustainable development of these coastal areas.The programme focuses on nature conservation, integration and stakeholder participation, spatial planning as a tool for development with inclusion of women, youth and other vulnerable groups in the planning process.

Contact :
The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida): Address: SE-105 25 Stockholm, Sweden. Visiting address: Valhallavägen 199. // NIRAS Natura AB ITP Secretariat P.O. Box 70375 SE-107 24 Stockholm, SWEDEN (email: ;
Phone: +46 (0)8-698 50 00. Fax: +46 (0)8-20 88 64. // +46 (0)8 545 533 00 Fax +46 (0)8 545 533 33

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