The overall goal of ICLD’s training programmes is to combat poverty in all its forms.
ICLD’s training programmes are aimed at decision-makers and administrative officials in Swedish partner countries, whether they work in the public sector, within local and regional governmental organisations or voluntary organisations. The opportunity for the participants to learn from Swedish cutting edge skills, experience and methodologies in the field of local democracy development is what lies at the heart of the training programmes. There is, however, another goal, namely the creation of long-term networks and partnerships between Swedish partner countries and between the participants and Swedish stakeholders.
There are eight different programmes, all of which are provided free of charge for the participants and the participants’ travel costs is financed by ICLD.