– Once again we are happy to offer Lund University, Karolinska institutet, and Stockholm university the opportunity to collaborate with important national and international partners and jointly contribute to innovation and sustainability. The universities will welcome 180 participants from Africa, Asia, and Eastern Europe in the autumn. They will play a key role in implementing Agenda 2030 in the public sector in their countries, says Madeleine Sjöstedt, Director General, Swedish Institute.
Since 2020, the Swedish Institute has granted financial support to 13 training programmes within the SI Public Sector Innovation Programme framework. All training programmes have in common that they focus on leading and organising for innovation, developing smart welfare services, and/or producing inclusive service designs that lead to sustainable, efficient, and effective services. Several of the training programmes centre around the health sector, smart cities, and infrastructure.
This year, six of the granted training programmes have received extended support. Human Rights and Gender Equality in Climate and Disaster Displacement organised by Lund University is new for this year. The programme focuses on integrating human rights and gender equality principles into municipal management to make cities more inclusive for climate migrants and more resilient to displacement risks in connection with disasters and climate change.
The following training programmes have been granted support within the SI Public Sector Innovation Programme and will be completed in 2022–2023.
- Capacity building program for public health officials in maternal and child health. The programme aims at participants in Kenya, Malawi, Ethiopia, and Uganda.
- Managing innovation for sustainable health – Developing capacity in the public sector for successful multisectoral and innovative work to strengthen the 2030 Agenda and sustainable health in fragile settings. The programme aims at participants in DR Congo, Somalia, and Uganda.
- Innovation in Governance for Urban Nature-based Solutions. The programme aims at participants in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldavia and Ukraine.
- Human Rights and Gender Equality in Climate and Disaster Displacement. The programme aims at participants in Ethiopia, Sierra Leone, and Uganda.
- Co-design for Inclusive Public Spaces and Services. The programme is aimed at participants in Albania, Bosnia and Hercegovina, Kosovo, Indonesia, Lebanon and Turkey.
- Strengthening multisectoral organizational capacity of sexual and gender-based violence in South Sudan, Uganda and Ethipia through collaborative public sector innovation (SMOC). The programme aims at participants in South Sudan, Uganda and Ethiopia.
- Catalyzing Change. The programme aims at participants within Southern African Development Community (SADC).