Advanced International Training Programme (ITP)

Listen to what the programme managers and some of the participants say about the International Training Programme.

The programme is focused on how the control of chemical products at a national level can be established and organised. The programme deals, for instance, with how a country can develop its knowledge about the chemical substances and mixtures available to it, how to retrieve and communicate knowledge about the properties of the chemicals, and how to carry out risk assessments. It also looks at the different strategies a country can apply to achieve risk reduction and to introduce methods for checking compliance with the regulations.

The ITP:s will have 25-30 participants per programme. Each ITP consists of a change project supported by a three-week training course in Sweden plus a one-week project follow-up seminar in one of the participating countries. The individual change projects should be endorsed by the organisations nominating candidates to the ITP 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 course in Sweden.

The programme 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 project is however not included.

The prioritised countries for the ITP are Albania, Moldova, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Laos. 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 programme (ITP320/1) was completed in 2018, the second (ITP320/2) was completed in 2019. The third programme (ITP320/3) was initiated at the Swedish Chemicals Agency 30 September – 18 October 2019 and will be concluded in one of the participating countries 4 – 8 May 2020. 

The Advanced International Training Programme (ITP) scheduled 16 March – 3 April 2020 (ITP320/4) has been postponed. 

The decision was taken in consultation with the crisis management team at KemI and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) due to the rapidly evolving circumstances regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19).

New dates for ITP320/4 are 12-30 October 2020. The week for the regional phase (project seminar) will be 17-21 May 2021. All persons accepted for the training scheduled in March will be registered for the training in October. As a consequence, there will be no open application period for this program.

Apply to the ITP

The subsequent programme (ITP320/5) has also been postponed. It will be announced and open for application in September/October. The training in Sweden will be organised in March 2021. Information will follow on this website.

More information about the programme can be found on Sida's website.

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