Democratic Institutions and Participatory Democracy Scholarships

SIPU International is a Swedish consultancy and training organisation specialising in public service development and reform.

Decentralization and Environmental Management are priority areas in development cooperation.

Simultaneously, urbanisation is one of the global processes which will have a major impact on the preconditions for sustainable development and poverty reduction.

SIPU International AB, in consortium with SWECO VIAK, is implementing the International Training Programme on Local Environmental Management in Urban Areas.

The Programme comprises the intersection between these three global processes and invites Local Environmental Managers in Urban Areas to attend the Programme.

SIPU International invites scholarship applications for the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) programme Democratic Institutions and Participatory Democracy, to be held in Stockholm, Sweden, from November 2-27 with a regional phase in May.

The following countries are entitled to apply: China, Botswana, India, Indonesia, Namibia, South Africa, and Vietnam.

The intention of this programme is to strengthen the participants’ capacity, through interactive methodology, in activities related to the themes of democratic institutions and participatory democracy.

The main objectives of the programme are to ensure that the participants:

  • Acquire an understanding and knowledge of the general preconditions for democracy in Sweden and the participating countries.
  • Are able to implement a project for change to improve the democratic conditions in participants’ respective countries and institutions.
  • Acquire a network among the participants for interchange of experiences and support.

    This opportunity provides a full scholarship for programme expenses, i.e. a four-week programme in Sweden, including meals, flight, and lodging.

    Deadline: June 30,

    For more information and application, visit: Democratic Institutions and Participatory Democracy Scholarships Website