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Innovation in the Public Sector - capacity development programme based on Agenda 2030

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Lund University will deliver four international education programmes within the Swedish Institute’s Public Sector Innovation Programme. The purpose 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. One of the programmes is taught by the IIIEE and Lund University School of Economics: "Innovation in Governance for Nature-based Solutions". Deadline for applications is 10 June.

Innovation in Governance for Urban Nature-based Solutions

The programme focuses on governance and leadership innovation in the area of Nature-based Solutions for improved urban environments. It is provided by the International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE) and Lund University School of Economics and Management (LUSEM) in collaboration with LUCE, the Department for Commissioned Education at Lund University.

You are encouraged to apply if you:

  • are involved in the governance of built infrastructure and systems that relate to natural resources
  • are a mid-to-upper-level manager in a larger city administration or working in civil society, academia or a multilateral organisation in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia or Ukraine
  • work closely with management and/or governance activities or issues that are directly relevant to urban and peri-urban natural resources
  • are between 35-50 years of age
  • have a good command of English

Women are especially encouraged to apply since we strive to obtain an equal gender distribution.

Programme details

Duration of the programme: September 2021–May 2022
Target countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Ukraine
Costs: Participation in this programme is free of charge. It includes travel to and from Sweden and meals and accommodation during the onsite module in Sweden. The participant’s organisation is responsible for the costs for visas.
Application period: 6 May 10 June 2021

You can contact NBSinnovation [at] education [dot] lu [dot] se if you have any questions. 

More information about the programme and application procedure