ITP - Climate Change - Mitigation and Adaptation

The advanced international training programme Climate Change - Mitigation and Adaptation is designed for decision makers in developing countries who hold positions in their home organisation with mandate to initiate change on local to national level. Participants will access the latest research and development in their areas of work, be supervised by skilled Swedish colleagues and experts, develop a network of colleagues from other countries and enhance knowledge in new working methods.

Our climate is changing due to human activities, and although both awareness and insight in the importance of mitigation and adaptation have increased significantly the last years the need to further boost comprehension and experience is apparent.

This training programme aims at combating negative impacts of climate change on vulnerable people’s livelihood by increasing knowledge, strengthening institutions and developing capacity related to climate change. This will be achieved through supporting processes of change in organisations responsible for taking national strategies/policies into action on national, district or local level.

The programme will focus on how to integrate available climate information in a correct way to carry out sustainable adaptation measures, and therefore places great emphasis on the end-user of climate information, as well as on technical and hands-on content.

Programme structure

The objectives and structure of the training programme require a strong involvement and commitment by the participating organisations.

The duration of the training is 10-12 months divided into five compulsory phases, out of which five weeks are full time scheduled courses/seminars in Sweden and in the participant’s home region. An important part of the training is an Assignment which the participant carries out from home with distance advisor support.


All training costs pertaining to lectures, literature, documentation, study tours and certain social activities as well as accommodation and food will be covered by the organiser. All international travel costs to the scheduled sessions will be covered by the organiser. Costs for personal expenses are not included and is the responsibility of the participant or his/her organisation.

How to apply

For more information about the structure and contents of the training programme, admission requirement and application process; see the Programme Brochure for each respective announced training programme.

Invitation to International Training Programme for Southern Africa (357 kB, pdf)

Climate Change Southern Africa 2019 Application (90 kB, pdf)

Template Change Project Plan (53 kB, docx)