The International Training Programme
What is the ITP?
The International Training Programme (ITP) “Prevent and respond to gender-based violence – Strengthening agents of change” is commissioned by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida).
The programme’s goal is to increase the capacity of organisations and authorities to prevent and respond to gender-based violence.
Participants acquire new tools and knowledge to apply back home and simultaneously become part of an international network that counteracts gender-based violence.
Between 2018 to 2025, the ITP will offer training to ten groups of 25 participants each.
Who can participate in the ITP?
The ITP is primarily designed for mid-level and senior officials working with gender-based violence prevention or response in Albania, Kosovo, Montenegro, Moldova and Ukraine. Participants represent organisations or institutions with a mandate to (and interest in) working with gender-based violence in their countries. This includes:
- Social services
- Civil society organisations working with GBV
- Shelters for victims of GBV
- Health professionals
- Relevant ministries
Why participate in the ITP?
As an ITP participant, you are offered five weeks of advanced training by experts, practitioners and academics – including three weeks in Sweden. During this training, you will receive both individual and group coaching to help you successfully implement projects for change. The programme is participatory and interactive. It allows you to network with qualified international actors from the public sector and civil society. All ITP training is conducted entirely in English.