MPP training 2018 – Registration now open

If you are new to the Municipal Partnership Programme and/or currently in the early stages of an Inception Phase or Project with a new partner, we strongly recommend attending this course.

It is especially designed to be attended by both parties of a partnership. The aim of the course is to give you a better joint understanding of project planning in accordance with the Logical Framework Approach (LFA). We will place great emphasis on formulating a shared problem, right from the start. You and your partner will be given the tools you need to describe goals, plan activities that ensure these goals are achieved, and follow up in a logical manner.

We will also illustrate the role of municipalities in the bigger picture and the optimum approach for working with the four core areas (Equity/Inclusion, Transparency, Accountability and Citizen Participation) through which ICLD measures local democratic development. Additionally, the training will also help you to understand the thematic priorities (equality, the environment, and climate change issues) and how they can be integrated into your partnership’s project(s).

Date: 24-26 September, 2018
Time: The course runs from 11am 24 September to 1.30pm 26 September.
Last application date: 25 May (or when the course is full)
Venue: Sida Partnership Forum, Härnösand, Sweden.
Responsible ICLD Programme Officers: Anders Falkemo and Myriam Chilvers.
For practical information: Please contact or
Language: English

Target group
Public officials and politicians from both partners in an ICLD Municipal Partnership currently undertaking, or that have recently completed, an Inception phase. The ICLD will admit teams of 2-4 people per partnership, according to availability. The ICLD suggests that coordinators or project leaders attend the training.
Maximum number of participants: 20
Priority will be given to teams representing both partner organizations. If after May 22 there are still places available, these will go to: first, up to two additional members per partnership already registered and, second, to those whose partners are unable to attend.

Course, accommodation and meals 
The ICLD and Sida cover training costs, accommodation and meals.
The ICLD does not cover per diem for this activity.

Participants from Swedish municipalities: Participants cover their own cost of travel to and from the venue.
Participants from non-Swedish municipalities in Sweden for a partnership activity: The ICLD covers the cost of travel between the place for the partnership visit and the venue.
Participants from non-Swedish municipalities: The ICLD covers the cost of travel to and from the venue for up to five (5) participants. These travels are subject to availability and are arranged by the ICLD, priority is given to early applications.

You can also take a look at last year’s program to get a better understanding of the training’s content (Program 2017).

For registration 
Please register jointly with your partner by email to using the following form: