Application Deadline: January 6th 2017
The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) is seeking applicants for its International Training Programme, “MENA a Quality Infrastructure in Support of World Trade”. The Programme runs from 12 March to 7 April 2017 in Sweden and Cairo October 2017 in Cairo, Egypt.
Part 1: 12 March to 7 April 2017
Part 2: October 2017
Part 1: Cairo, Stockholm and BoråsSweden
Part 2: in one of the participating countries
Middle East and Northern Africa
The overall objectives are:
• to enable organisational change where participants will be given the opportunity use the knowledge and experiences provided by the programme to contribute to the development of the national and regional quality infrastructures and strengthening sustainable development as well as protection and preservation of the environment
• to support LAS, specifically the Arab Economic Integration Department, in strengthening its operations related to the implementation of the PAFTA agreement to facilitate regional trade and at the same time support its members in taking use of the benefits embedded in the agreement to facilitate intra-regional trade
- The following countries and regional organisations are invited to nominate candidates: Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Tunisia, Yemen, AIDMO and League of Arab States. Applications from the following countries will be accepted on a fee for cost basis: Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Syria, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Oman and Qatar.
- These countries will have to cover all cost for travel and accommodation in addition to a fixed amount of 5000 SEK for participation in the training.
- This amount will cover local travel, tutoring and extracurricular activities.
Only candidates nominated by the appropriate organisations and in accordance with national rules will be considered. The programme is intended first and foremost for those involved in the decision-making process when implementing quality infrastructure in the countries and at regional level, in accordance with international agreements and requirements and their support functions.
Participants will typically come from regional institutions, ministries dealing with requirements on goods on the national markets, international trade, industry and commerce, conformity assessment bodies (standardisation bodies, certification bodies, testing laboratories, inspection bodies, metrology institutions or laboratories) and from accreditation bodies or national focal points for accreditation. Participants will also come from environmental ministries and environmental institutions in the countries.
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