Type of Funding
The Singapore Cooperation Programme (SCP), which was established by the Singapore government to provide technical assistance to other countries, is inviting qualified individuals to apply for its 2018/2019 training programmes. The SCP supports the efforts of developing countries to implement the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 SDGs. Through the SCP, Singapore agencies are partnering UN counterparts such as the UNDP, UNICEF and UNISDR, to pool their expertise in building national capacities to meet the SDGs. Traiining programmes are in the areas of: Resilient Societies; Education; Connectivity; Sustainable Development; Leadership and Governance; and Smart Nation.
The courses that will be held in the abovementioned areas during the October 2018 to March 2019 time frame are:
- Primary Healthcare for the Community (29 Oct – 2 Nov 2018)
- Strategies to Promote Active Ageing (25 Feb – 1 Mar 2019
- Aviation Security Auditing Techniques and Developing Security Manuals (21 – 25 Jan 2019)
- Competitive and Sustainable Ports (28 Jan – 1 Feb 2019)
- Aircraft Accident Investigation Management (18 – 22 Feb 2019)
- Aviation Incident Investigation: Effective Safety Risk Management (11 – 15 March 2019)
- Aeronautical Information Services/Management (AIS-AIM) (18 – 22 Mar 2019)
- Disaster Risk Reduction (16 – 19 Oct 2018)
- Public-Private Partnerships for Infrastructure Financing (19 – 23 November 2018)
- Green Climate Financing (3 – 7 Dec 2018)
- Investment Promotion and Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) (17 – 21 December 2018)
- Climate Change and Emerging Threats (18 – 22 Feb 2019)
- New Public Passion – Motivating the Public Service (22 – 26 Oct 2018)
- Strategic Foresight: From Insight to Action (14 – 18 Jan 2019)
- International Law of the Sea (21 – 25 Jan 2019)
- International Dispute Resolution (4 – 8 Mar 2019)
- Maritime Public Leaders Programme (12 – 16 Nov 2018)
- Smart Nation: Strategy to Implementation (26 – 30 Nov 2018)
- Integrated Cybersecurity Management (10 – 14 Dec 2018)
The courses are sponsored by the Government of Singapore for participants from developing countries. The government of Singapore also partners with 16 countries and 19 international organizations to provide training programmes to developing countries under Third Country Training Programmes.
The SCP awards cover course fees, accommodation and local transport fees for the duration of training in Singapore, a daily subsistence allowance, and hospitalisation insurance (does not cover pre-existing illnesses and outpatient medical/dental treatment; participants have to obtain their own travel insurance). There will be airport meeting services.
Applicants for SCP training programmes should be government officials from developing countries, who must be proficient in English and who have to be nominated by their respective governments or National Focal Points for Technical Assistance. They should be suitably qualified and holding relevant portfolios. They must be in good health and medically fit to complete the course. See the Official Website for specific eligibility requirements for each training programme and the eligible countries.
The application form is available online. Completed forms must be endorsed by the respective Ministry of Foreign Affairs or National Focal Point for Technical Assistance and have to be sent by post and/or fax to the Technical Cooperation Directorate, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore by the course-specific deadline. Deadlines for the courses which will be held in the November 2018 to March 2019 timeframe range from 8 October 2018 to 4 February 2019.