International Training Programmes

Continuous capacity building is vital for securing sustainable development. NIRAS has specialised in planning, preparing and conducting international training programmes, courses, seminars and study tours on a wide range of topics.

Over the years, we have been assigned the task to organise a number of international training programmes for different stakeholders from developing countries and transition economies on behalf of Sida and Danida Fellowship Centre. Some examples are within Integrated Water Resources Management, Education for Sustainable Development, Integrated Sustainable Coastal Development, Human Rights, Peace and Security and Green Growth, Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability.

Participants represent both the private and public sector. Programmes are developed according to the needs of specific target/stakeholder groups and the client. Facilitators and lecturers include NIRAS in-house experts as well as relevant external experts and practitioners.

In our approach we emphasise strong dialogue with participant involvement through class room discussions, group work and exercises as well as site visits/excursions to ensure an inspiring; challenging and active learning environment.

Definitely this has been the best training I have received in my life and an excellent experience and opportunity to acquire new knowledge and consolidate that which I already had. There was a good exchange of experiences with participants from different parts of the world and I learned from all the speakers. I also appreciated the opportunity of getting to know the urban and country environment of Sweden. It was an unforgettable experience!

Pablo Mazariegos, Guatemala. Participant in 2006 Environmental Impact Assessment ITP

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At the moment we run international training programmes in the following areas:

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