This year the Department of Peace and Conflict Research at Uppsala
University (DPCR) is offering a new International Training Program (ITP)
financed by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida).
Peace and Security in Africa (PASA) is planned and carried out by DPCR in
cooperation with the African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of
Disputes (ACCORD) and the Swedish consultancy company Indevelop.
The target group for PASA is African inter-governmental or non-governmental
regional organisations (or sub-regional, i.e., working in at least two or
more countries) focusing on issues relating to peace and security in
Sub-Saharan Africa, and whose work in this field has a regional relevance
and impact. The programme is primarily designed for mid-level and senior
officials that are qualified to participate in reform processes of strategic
importance at different levels and holds a position in their organisation
with mandate to run processes of change. It is recommended that the
participants have an educational background corresponding to a Master’s
degree or equivalent and considerable professional experience. Women are
particularly encouraged to apply as the programme aims at equal gender
representation. A high proficiency in the English language is required since
the programme is organised and conducted in English.
Please find the programme brochure and the application form attached. The
material is also available for download at DPCR’s web site: www.pcr.uu.se
The final date for applications is 9 June 2011. Please note that if the
application is submitted to the nearest Swedish Embassy/Consulate, rather
than directly to the Programme Secretariat, the deadline for application is
1 June 2011.
Please inform on the availability of scholarship for international participants.
Kindly refer to the programme brochure (attached to my original post). It contains all relevant information on target participants, eligibility, cost of participation, application process, etc.
Here is an extract below:
Cost of Participation
The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) will cover your participation fee, which includes all training costs such as lectures, literature, documentation, study tours and social activities, as well as the accommodation costs including board and lodging. Sida will also cover international travel costs to and from Sweden for participating in Phase II and to and from South Africa for participating in Phase IV. Personal expenses are not included. The participants carry all costs for obtaining visas and costs incurred in travelling to the nearest international airport. Due to the character of the programme family members are not allowed to accompany participants to the programme.
The address for all communication is:
Department of Peace and Conflict
Att: PASA 2011
P.O. Box 514
SE-751 20 Uppsala, SWEDEN
Telephone: +46 18 471 7652
Fax: +46 18 69 51 02
Mimmi Söderberg Kovacs
Thanks for the program that is so interesting
I need to participate
Please clarify this! - there is no Swedish Embassy in Liberia. Can I submit my application directly to the Programme Secretariat?