Swedish Institute launches SI Public Sector Innovation Programme
Swedish Institute has announced plans to launch a new international SI Public Sector Innovation Programme.
The SI Public Sector Innovation Programme, the Swedish Institute (SI) said, will have eight universities and colleges provide training for public sector representatives drawn from more than twenty countries.
Swedish Institute said the purpose of the programme is “to strengthen the capacity of professionals to contribute to innovation in the public sector and support the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development.”
As the whole world gradually adjusts to the COVID-19 pandemic realities, the participating universities and colleges are contemplating accommodating both online and physical activities as part of the various formats of the programme.
Adiam Tedros, Head of the Development Programme Unit at Swedish Institute, said: “Through this programme, we see great opportunities for strengthening the ability of participants in many countries to support innovation in the public sector, from maternal health care to urban planning.”
11 SI Public Sector Innovation Programme training courses begin later in 2020
With participants from more than 20 countries, 11 training programmes from 8 universities with a focus on how to lead and organise for innovation, develop smart welfare services, and/or provide an inclusive service design with sustainable, efficient, and effective services, will begin later in 2020.
Countries like Colombia, Ghana, Indonesia, Malaysia, Tanzania, and Belarus are among the 20 countries collaborating with Swedish Institute on public transport activities.
Universities like Lund University are said to be planning to “offer a training programme aiming to renew public transport and strengthen people’s opportunities for work, access to education and community services.
The SI Public Sector Innovation Programme is aimed at officials and policymakers from both public and private organisations.
The training programmes will also focus on healthcare topics
Training programmes aimed at women with a background in maternal care will be carried out by Karolinska Institutet.
The institution said this series of training courses will seek “to prevent sudden infant deaths and complications during pregnancy and childbirth”.
The 8 institutions participating in the SI Public Sector Innovation Programme will include University of Gothenburg, Karolinska Institutet, Lund University, Malmö University, Stockholm University, Uppsala University, KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Mälardalen University.
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