The Swedish Chemicals Agency manages the advanced international training programme – ITP 320.
During the period 2018-2022, the Swedish Chemicals Agency will arrange a total of seven ITP:s in chemicals management with 25-30 participants per programme. The programmes are organised by the Swedish Chemicals Agency and funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation (Sida).
Each programme consists of a three-week training course in Sweden and a follow-up project seminar during one week in one of the participating countries. The individual change projects should be endorsed by the organisation nominating candidates to the programme and be an integrated part of the work plan of the organisation. The results of the change project should be presented at the project seminar, about six months after the training course in Sweden.
The programmes main beneficiaries are government officials working in ministries and authorities in cooperation countries. However, candidates from other relevant organisations with a responsibility and mandate to develop national chemicals management may also be considered. The programme covers all travels, accommodation and course material. Financial support for the change program is however not included.
The initially prioritised countries for the ITP are Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Moldova, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Bangladesh, Laos and Myanmar. Candidates from other countries in Africa, Eastern Europe and Asia may also be considered. The course language is English, there will be no translation in other languages.
The first ITP will be held in Sweden 9-27 April 2018 and in one of the participating countries 19-23 November 2018.
The deadline for application was 1 February and we have received more than 100 applications. All applicants will be informed about the outcome of the selection process before 1 March.