SIDA International Training Programme: Seeking Applications for Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA)

Deadline: 31 July 2017

The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) is seeking applicants for its International Training Programme, “Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA)” with an aim to increase the integration of environmental and sustainability considerations into planning and decision making processes in the participants’ countries.

The objective of the programme is to strengthen SEA capacity in the participants’ organisations. The programme will support each participant in initiating and developing an “SEA Project (SEAP)” that will strengthen the use of SEA in planning processes that she/he is involved in.

Benefits

  • Increased knowledge of different approaches to environmental assessments of policies, plans and programmes (SEA)
  • Increased knowledge of methods and tools for integrating SEA with strategic planning and decision making
  • Increased knowledge of international experiences of development regulations, guidance and procedures for implementing SEA in practice
  • Increased understanding of the importance of  transparency, access to information and public participation in planning
  • Improved skills as a “change agent” in initiating and implementing organisational change
  • Strengthened international, regional and national networks in the field of SEA

Eligibility Criteria

  • Participants may be nominated by organisations and agencies within the energy sector that work actively with plans, policies and programmes at national or regional levels and in different sectors for which SEA is required or may be applied.
  • These may be government agencies, ministries, non-governmental organisations or private enterprises involved with energy in any relevant field, such as production, distribution, consumption, regulation, planning, policy development, or civil society engagement.
  • The programme will seek diversity in the sectors represented.
  • Priority will be given to organisations that will benefit from increased capacity in SEA and strategic energy development.
  • Participants will be selected from organizations with demonstrated intent and possibilities to support the design and implementation of a SEAP within the organisation.
  • Applicants to the programme should:
    • hold a key position at middle or high level in an organisation with a clear role in implementing or developing SEA, as described above
    • have the responsibility, mandate and ambition to manage a project related to strengthening SEA capacity in the organisation
    • have a relevant academic degree or have appropriate knowledge otherwise acquired
    • be available and motivated for active participation through the whole training programm

How to Apply

Interested applicants must download the application form via given website.

Eligible Countries: Kenya, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania and Zambia.

For more information, please visit SEA.

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