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Innovation in the Public Sector

CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME BASED ON AGENDA 2030

In 2022, Lund University is completing four international education programmes within the Swedish Institute’s Public Sector Innovation Programme and starting four more that will run during 2022-2023. 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.

A graphic of the UN's SDGs.

Contact information

Human Rights and Gender Equality in Climate and Disaster Displacement
risk [at] education [dot] lu [dot] se

Innovation in Governance for Urban Nature-based Solutions
NBSinnovation [at] education [dot] lu [dot] se

Co-design for Inclusive Public Spaces and Services
codesign [at] education [dot] lu [dot] se

Strengthening the multisectoral organisational capacity of sexual and gender-based violence in South Sudan, Uganda and Ethiopia through collaborative public sector innovation
jack [dot] palmieri [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se

Programmes offered during 2022–2023

Co-ordinated by the Lund University Department of Commissioned Education (page navigation links):

Delivered by the Lund University Faculty of Medicine’s Division for Social Medicine and Global Health:

Programme partners

Human Rights and Gender Equality in Climate and Disaster Displacement

This programme aims to strengthen the capacity of municipal authorities in Freetown, Addis Ababa, and Kampala to integrate human rights and gender equality principles as they design and implement measures to prevent and prepare for displacement, protect people during displacement, and facilitate durable solutions to displacement in the context of disasters and climate change. The program is provided by The Division of Risk Management and Societal Safety the Faculty of Engineering at Lund University and The Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (RWI) in collaboration with LUCE, the Department for Commissioned Education at Lund University.

You are encouraged to apply if you:

  • are from Ethiopia, Sierra Leone, or Uganda
  • are a municipal officer responsible for developing policy on housing, healthcare, planning, immigration, and/or emergency preparedness for response
  • have a clear mandate from management to initiate organisational changes within your organisation or within your own activities and initiatives
  • are between 30-55 years old
  • have a good command of English
  • are prepared to collaborate and network as part of the programme

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

Apply to the course Human Rights and Gender Equality in Climate and Disaster Displacement

You are welcome to contact risk [at] education [dot] lu [dot] se if you have any questions. 

Programme details

Duration of the programme: September 2022–August 2023
Target countries: Ethiopia, Sierre Leone, and Uganda
Costs: Participation in this programme is free of charge.

Fact sheet for Human Rights and Gender Equality in Climate and Disaster Displacement (PDF, 333 kB, new tab)

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, Moldova, 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 30-55 years old
  • have a good command of English

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

Apply to the course Innovation in Governance for Urban Nature-based Solutions at dinkurs.se

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

Programme details

Duration of the programme: September 2022–June 2023
Target countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, 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 visa costs.

Fact sheet about Innovation in Governance for Urban Nature-based Solution (PDF, 333 kB, new tab)

Co-design for Sustainable, Resilient and Inclusive Public Spaces and Services

The programme focuses on increasing the capacity of municipal officials to co-design inclusive public environments and services. The programme is provided by Lund University’s Centre for Environmental and Climate Research (CEC), the Raoul Wallenberg Institute (RWI) and SKL International in collaboration with LUCE, the Department for Commissioned Education at Lund University.

You are encouraged to apply if you:

  • are from Bosnia and Hercegovina, Indonesia, Lebanon, North Macedonia or Turkey
  • are a municipal official or expert in social administration, environmental management, or strategic municipal planning
  • work with gender and equality issues
  • have at least two years of experience in municipal work or work in an NGO
  • run local businesses involved in the public environment and services
  • have some knowledge of English.

You will work on a change project in a team. Therefore, you should apply as a team, consisting of 3–4 people from the same locality/municipality. Team members can be from different sectors. The application is still done individually. In the application, you state the name of your team as well as the names of the other team members. Women are encouraged to apply since we strive to obtain an equal gender distribution.

Apply to the course in Co-design for Sustainable, Resilient and Inclusive Spaces and Services at dinkurs.se

You are welcome to contact codesign [at] education [dot] lu [dot] se if you have any questions. 

Programme details

Duration of the programme: September 2022–August 2023
Target countries: Bosnia and Hercegovina, Indonesia, Lebanon, North Macedonia and Turkey
Costs: Participation in this programme is free of charge. It includes meals and accommodation during mentor visits and a workshop in the home country.

Fact sheet for Co-design for Sustainable, Resilient and Inclusive Public Spaces and Services (PDF, 302 kB, new tab)

Programmes delivered during 2021–2022

Co-ordinated by the Lund University Department of Commissioned Education:

Delivered by the Lund University Faculty of Medicine’s Division for Social Medicine and Global Health:

Innovation for Change in Public Transport

This programme focused on strengthening the capacity for innovation and development of actors operating in public transport systems at local, regional and national levels. The target countries included Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa and Uganda. The programme was provided by Lund University’s School of Economics and Management (LUSEM), Sweden’s National Center for Research and Education on Public Transport (K2) and Transport and Roads, Division of the Department of Technology and Society at the Faculty of Engineering (LTH) in collaboration with LUCE, the Department for Commissioned Education at Lund University.