Training Programme in Antwerp, Belgium (selected participants will receive a full scholarship)

Training Programme - Governing for Development Evolving Opportunities and Challenges for Development Actors under the Paris Declaration.

From the 14th of January until the 17th of February 2010, the Institute of Development Policy and Management organizes an International Training Programme on the above topic.

The programme is sponsored by the Belgian government and targets senior staff from civil society organizations, government officials and local experts working for the donor community in low-income countries. Candidates must be professionally involved in the topic of the training (*). The selected participants will receive a full scholarship that will cover most of the expenses during their stay in Belgium.

Application form can be downloaded from 20 September onwards at
Deadline for application is 30 November 2009

Admission requirements:
candidates hold a university degree, preferably in sociology, political science or economics, although holders of other degrees are also eligible. Study results will be taken into consideration in the selection, but relevant professional experience and prospects for applying the insights from the training after return to the country are the most important criteria.

Professional experience:
  • five years of relevant experience in development co-operation, of which at least two in advocacy or related activities.
  • The training programme targets professionals who deal with governance issues, or, professionals who deal with development issues but who are interested in understanding how these are affected by governance and politico-institutional elements. These professionals may come from:
  • NGO’s, advocacy and lobbying organizations, media, organizations which are in regular contact with government and/or donors, and/or other civil society organizations active in the fields of governance, poverty reduction and/or development
  •  the donor community and international ngo’s: local professionals working for public donors or international ngo’s
  • recipient governments: staff involved in reform programmes, governance initiatives, especially those working in liaison with donors or with civil society organizations.
Age: preferably between 30 and 45 years.

Language skills: proficiency in English

Certificate The University of Antwerp confers a certificate of attendance to the candidates who have successfully completed the programme.

Scholarships The Flemish Inter University Council (VLIR ) has awarded 12 scholarships to the programme in 2010, financed by the Directorate General for Cooperation of the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The scholarships cover the full costs of travel and attendance enrolment

Maximum number of participants allowed: 18

Contact: Sara Dewachter
Institute of Development Policy and Management
University of Antwerp

Postal address:
Prinsstraat 13
B-2000 Antwerpen

Visiting address:
Lange Sint Annastraat 7
B-2000 Antwerpen

Tel: (+32)-(0)3-265.5928
Fax (+32)-(0)3-265.57.71

E-mail: [email protected]
(*) Additional selection criteria are specified in the application form.
More detailed information on the Institute, the programme and the organizers can be found on:

Please forward this call for applications to anybody who might be interested!
Thank you

Joëlle Dhondt
IOB | Instituut voor Ontwikkelingsbeleid en -beheer | Institute of Development Policy and Management
Universiteit Antwerpen | University of Antwerp
Stadscampus | Room S114
Lange Sint-Annastraat 7 | B-2000 Antwerpen

Postal address:
Prinsstraat 13 | B-2000 Antwerp
Tel +32 3 275 57 74 | fax +32 3 275 57 71 | e-mail [email protected]