Deadline: 31 March 2016
The Swedish International Development Agency’s (SIDA) International Training Programme (ITP) is organizing the training on ‘Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights’. The Part 1 of this training will be held from Oct 3 to 28, 2016 in Malmö, Sweden and the Part 2 training in April 24-29, 2017 in one of the participating countries.
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The International Training Programme in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) is designed for individuals holding positions in organizations in the area of SRHR and who are qualified to participate in reform processes at various levels.
The programme offers participants the training necessary to help their organizations define and achieve both short- and long-term goals. Participants will discuss the latest developments in their field with colleagues and experts, develop a network of colleagues from other countries and acquire enhanced knowledge and practical skills in working methods in the SRHR area.
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The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) has commissioned Lund University (LU) to carry out an advanced training programme in SRHR between 2014 and 2018. Participants who are able to promote sustainable and equitable development in their countries through their positions in governmental organizations, teaching hospitals, medical facilities, civil society organizations, and the private sector can apply. Sida and LU invite you to nominate such candidates.
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- Part 1: Oct 3-28, 2016
- Part 2: April 24-29, 2017
Location: Malmö Sweden
Target Region: Global
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- The long-term objective of the programme is to contribute to the improvement of the living conditions of poor women, children, youth and men by:
- Increasing their access to adequate sexual and reproductive health care
- Promoting sexual education
- Increasing the awareness and demand for SRHR services
- The programme aims to initiate an organizational change where the participants will become “agents of change” by using new knowledge and tools acquired through the programme, thus contributing to the long-term objectives described above.
- The immediate goals of participants will be to:
- Develop and implement a change project in the field of SRHR within their organization
- Report on the change project’s progress and results
- Develop an action plan for continued work on the project within the organization
Fields of study (Course Contents)
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Using a rights-based approach to sexual and reproductive health, it will cover:
- Youth sexual Health
- Maternal and neonatal health, including fertility and abortion
- STIs, HIV/AIDS and cervical cancer
- Sexual identity
- Sexual coercion and violence
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Eligibility Criteria (Target Group)
- The programme encourages applicants to apply as ‘country teams’. Preference will be given to country teams consisting of 4 to 6 participants who represent a range of professions listed below.
- The target groups for the training programme are persons working within the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights area at the following levels:
- Local level: Midwives, nurse/midwives and obstetricians working in a clinical setting with the possibility of influencing decision making in their respective settings·
- Intermediate level: Professionals responsible for educational/training activities within the SRHR area at district or provincial level·
- Central level : SRHR professionals at teaching institutions at national level, and policy makers at national level (Ministry of Health or Ministry of Education)In addition to the above, the programme will be open to staff from national NGOs and from the private sector working in the field of SRHR.
For more information, please visit SIDA Courses 2016.