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Apply Now for SIDA’s International Training Programme on “Sustainable Urban Water and Sanitation”

Apply Now for SIDA’s International Training Programme on “Sustainable Urban Water and Sanitation”

Deadline: 8 May 2020

The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) is currently seeking applications for its International Training Programme on “Sustainable Urban Water and Sanitation”.

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This International Training Programme will contribute knowledge and skills that will make a difference at city level, and in the participating countries. The programme has a regional outreach that strengthens professional networks within and between the represented African countries.

Sida has commissioned NIRAS and WaterAid to jointly implement an advanced international training programme on Sustainable Urban Water and Sanitation – Integrated Processes. They are seeking collaborative organisations active in urban water and sanitation, ready to engage in processes for change and to invest in capable and engaged employees as potential change agents.


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This International Training Programme’s overarching objective is to contribute to improved planning and implementation of 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.
The term sustainability addresses environmental, social and economic long-term factors. Sustainability can be achieved only through an increased awareness of the need for integrated approaches and for long-term systems and by supporting key organisations in their processes for such a change.
Priority Themes

Equity and Inclusion – in governance and infrastructure. How to address and improve policies, standards, decision making processes, finance and gender, for systems and service provision that take into consideration the rights, needs and demands of all citizens, including those of marginalised groups;
Sustainability – in technology and practices. How to develop and find solutions, approaches, practices and technology that is appropriate and contibutes to more sustainable services provision over time, such as use and reuse of water, improved approaches towards non-revenue water and asset-management, innovative sanitation solutions and new methods of improving hygiene practices;
Integration – in approaches and collaboration across sectors. How to work with more integrated approaches in policy, planning and service provision, more holistic urban development, managing conflicting goals, increasing syndergies across sectors and spurring collaboration and new ways of working within and between organisations/institutions at city-level and beyond;
The Change Module – provides knowledge on how to work as a change agent and manage change processes that will strengthen the organisation’s ability to support and deliver improved water, sanitation and hygiene activities and services.

For the Participant

Increased knowledge of methods and tools for planning of sustainable urban water and sanitation systems;
Increased capacity to initiate and drive organisational change processes;
Shared experiences from colleagues in other parts of the world;
Extended professional network.
For the Organisation

Professional support for more sustainable and inclusive water and sanitation services;
Educated and encouraged staff that will help achieve your strategic goals;
Collaboration opportunities with various organisations, experts and agencies.
Eligibility Criteria

Candidates may be nominated by authorities, institutions, universities, NGOs, water utilities or other private companies active in the water and sanitation sector;
The programme primarily targets 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.
Applicants to the programme should:
Hold a key position in their organisation, with influence on a strategic level;
Have the engagement and power to initiate and drive change processes;
Hold a relevant academic degree; and
Be available and motivated for active participation through the whole training programme.
Inivited Countries and Areas

Sample Proposals
Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.
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 and Kigali
Tanzania – Temeke, 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.
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