Sida Training Programme on ‘Sustainable Urban Water and Sanitation – Integrated Processes’

Deadline: 15 March 2019

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

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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.

Programme Structure

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The training programme consists of five compulsory phases. The evolution of an organisational Change Project (CP) constitutes a major role, binding all phases together.

  • Phase 1 – Inception (4 months) Country teams are established
  • Phase 2 – In Sweden (3 weeks)
  • Phase 3 – Change Project Development (4 months)
  • Phase 4 – In Uganda (2 weeks)
  • Phase 5 – Implementation Continues (5 months)


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


  • Authorities, institutions, universities, NGOs, water utilities or other private companies active in the water and sanitation sector may nominate candidates.
  • 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 at 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.

How to Apply

Interested applicants must download the application form via given website.

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

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  • Avatar tumusiime jonathan says:

    Am already employed in an organization but still attending my education in urban planning can I apply?

    • Avatar Ritu at fundsforNGOs says:

      Hi tumusiime jonathan,

      For more information regarding eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Avatar Bright says:

    There is no link for uganda

  • Avatar David Kator says:

    I’m from Nigeria, and my Head of department was given a chance to search for a training program. Please can my country be included.

  • Avatar Nwanneka linda Anumba says:

    Great job… I am African, Nigerian and I’ll really love to be part of this movement of great vision.

  • Avatar dominic says:

    this is great info

  • Avatar john says:

    i have a diploma in administration and currently pursuing a degree in management how do i qualify for this training since am executive director for our organization

    • Avatar Reena says:

      Hi John,

      Thank you for your interest in the opportunity.

      To get detailed information on eligibility criteria and application requirements, please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Avatar MK says:

    where can I find grants for Kenya for,
    1. Water
    2. Food Security

  • Avatar Victoria Renner says:

    I meet all the criteria for the training; the only obstacle is my country – Sierra Leone which is not eligible. How can we be a part of the training or future ones? VICTORIA

  • Avatar Jo says:

    where is the application form for this opportunity?

  • Avatar Love more chisomo tembo says:

    I am in Zambia and I have craft certificate in water operation and supply how can participate in this program I a m working with a water utility company

  • Avatar Kilama Geoffrey Morris says:

    This is a good offer especially for developing nations like Uganda, the opportunity I long for.

  • Avatar Clement Masangano says:

    Are there opportunities for Malawi?

  • Avatar Fatou says:

    Wish Gambia was eligible

  • Avatar Medson Gavanala says:

    I am Medson Gavanala from Malawi,studied BSC. in Water Resources Management and Development at Mzuzu university,studied City and Guilds Diploma in Plumbing and Grade1 certificate in Plumbing,
    I want to participate in the trainning,how can i get the opportunity for the traininng?

  • Avatar Justine says:

    Am Kenyan working with a water service provider and trained in urban water and sanitation Engineering. Other than Sweden and Uganda training, how and where will the other phases be conducted?

  • Avatar Justine says:

    Where and how will the other trainings be conducted besides Sweden and Uganda cases?

    • Avatar Ritu at fundsforNGOs says:

      Hi Justine,

      For more information regarding eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Avatar Didi Victor says:

    Hello guys, am didi victor from kenya.Currently doing a bachelor’s degree in environmental hydrology… in my third year..i believe i need this platform since i have a passion in urban water management and plannin.
    Am from Dunga beach, kisumu

    Please consider me

    • Avatar Priyanka says:

      Hi Didi Victor,

      To get detailed information on eligibility criteria, application requirements and more, please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Avatar Ato Kwamena says:

    I need help with funding opportunities for NGOs/ CSOs in Water and Sanitation. Particularly for Ghana.


    I have a bachelor degree in water resources engineering can i apply

    • Avatar Ritu at fundsforNGOs says:


      For more information regarding eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Avatar Jamal says:

    Why somalia is not included?

  • Avatar James Onapa says:

    Great water training opportunity.

  • Avatar Robert Mesah says:

    Am late by 5 days after the deadline line, am working with an NGO dealing with Environmental rights, Resource Governance, and Community Justice. personally, I work there as a GIS and Research assistant, can I still apply for the training

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