About us

The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) has commissioned NIRAS Sweden AB to organise this ITP in cooperation with International Media Support (IMS), Fojo Media Institute/Linnaeus University, and Global Reporting Sweden AB. The organisations have formed a consortia with shared responsibility for the quality of processes and programme content.

Our organisations

NIRAS International Consulting is one of Europe’s larger development consulting actors working with donor funded projects on four continents in more than 50 developing and emerging economies. We offer tailor-made solutions and transfer skills that help reduce poverty through e.g. activities facilitating inclusive economic growth, promoting equitable societies and improved health, and mitigating climate change. Our expertise covers the entire development agenda, including key areas such as governance issues, democracy and human rights, gender equality, water, agriculture, forestry, land administration, climate change, employment and health. NIRAS has a strong expertise in implementing Sida financed International Training Programmes within different fields of development.

Fojo Institute is Sweden’s leading institute for media development, strengthening free, independent and professional journalism in Sweden and globally, as expressed in the 2018-2022 strategy. Fojo is an independent institution at the non-profit and public Linnæus University, one of Sweden’s biggest universities. We use our experience in Sweden and internationally to strengthen free, independent and professional journalism using a wide range of strategic approaches. For more than 45 years of continuous operation, Fojo has been engaged in more than 100 countries, strengthening the institutional capacity of our partner organisations and trained more than 50 000 journalists. In recent years Fojo has increased its efforts to promote plurality of voices, in media content as well as in the industry as a whole, to create an enabling environment and to improve professional public interest journalism.

International Media Support (IMS) is a non-profit organisation that works to support local media in countries affected by armed conflict, human insecurity and political transition. Everywhere, citizens and leaders need information they can trust to make the decisions that develop their societies in a peaceful and democratic way. IMS supports the production and distribution of media content that meets internationally recognized ethical standards and works to ensure safe media environments.

Global Reporting is a media and communication company, focusing on journalism, strategic communication and global development. We are offering everything from communication strategies, events, seminars, training and moderating to writing/editing, photography and graphic design. Our broad subject knowledge and our experience from more than one hundred countries enable us to describe processes and events without resorting to clichés. Several of our staff members are journalists and we are regularly on journalistic assignments around the world. We are the host organisation for Sweden’s foremost arena for discussions on global issues, Global Bar.

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Sida - Swedish Development Agency

This programme is implemented on behalf of the Swedish Development Agency (Sida). Sida governs by strategies from the Swedish Government and has ,for many years, prioritised issues of freedom of expression including media freedom. According to Sida, the media has the ability to enable greater participation in public life, hold the powerful to account, and can serve as a platform for dialogue and the protection of individual rights. But if the media is to fulfil its potential role effectively, updated regulatory frameworks need to be in place and adapted to the new media landscape.

ITPs are carried out in broad range of areas where Sweden has particular interest. Commissioned by Sida, the training programmes are organised by Swedish public authorities, universities, private companies and NGOs. They cover areas of strategic importance to the social, environmental and economic development of cooperating countries and are based on identified priorities and needs. In the long-term perspective, ITPs shall contribute to institutional strengthening and capacity development in the cooperating countries.

Link to Sida for more information about their work on ITPs  

 

Our organisations

NIRAS International Consulting
is one of Europe’s larger development consulting actors working with donor funded projects on four continents in more than 50 developing and emerging economies. We offer tailor-made solutions and transfer skills that help reduce poverty through e.g. activities facilitating inclusive economic growth, promoting equitable societies and improved health, and mitigating climate change. Our expertise covers the entire development agenda, including key areas such as governance issues, democracy and human rights, gender equality, water, agriculture, forestry, land administration, climate change, employment and health. NIRAS has a strong expertise in implementing Sida financed International Training Programmes within different fields of development.

Fojo Institute
is Sweden’s leading institute for media development, strengthening free, independent and professional journalism in Sweden and globally, as expressed in the 2018-2022 strategy. Fojo is an independent institution at the non-profit and public Linnæus University, one of Sweden’s biggest universities. We use our experience in Sweden and internationally to strengthen free, independent and professional journalism using a wide range of strategic approaches. For more than 45 years of continuous operation, Fojo has been engaged in more than 100 countries, strengthening the institutional capacity of our partner organisations and trained more than 50 000 journalists. In recent years Fojo has increased its efforts to promote plurality of voices, in media content as well as in the industry as a whole, to create an enabling environment and to improve professional public interest journalism.

International Media Support (IMS) is a non-profit organisation that works to support local media in countries affected by armed conflict, human insecurity and political transition. Everywhere, citizens and leaders need information they can trust to make the decisions that develop their societies in a peaceful and democratic way. IMS supports the production and distribution of media content that meets internationally recognized ethical standards and works to ensure safe media environments.

Global Reporting
is a media and communication company, focusing on journalism, strategic communication and global development. We are offering everything from communication strategies, events, seminars, training and moderating to writing/editing, photography and graphic design. Our broad subject knowledge and our experience from more than one hundred countries enable us to describe processes and events without resorting to clichés. Several of our staff members are journalists and we are regularly on journalistic assignments around the world. We are currently the publisher of Sweden’s magazine on global issues and development cooperation, OmVärlden, and the host organisation for Sweden’s foremost arena for discussions on global issues, Global Bar.

Sida - Swedish Development Agency

This programme is implemented on behalf of the  Swedish Development Agency (Sida). Sida governs by strategies from the Swedish Government and has ,for many years, prioritised issues of freedom of expression including media freedom. According to Sida, the media has the ability to enable greater participation in public life, hold the powerful to account, and can serve as a platform for dialogue and the protection of individual rights. But if the media is to fulfil its potential role effectively, updated regulatory frameworks need to be in place and adapted to the new media landscape.

ITPs are carried out in broad range of areas where Sweden has particular interest. Commissioned by Sida, the training programmes are organised by Swedish public authorities, universities, private companies and NGOs. They cover areas of strategic importance to the social, environmental and economic development of cooperating countries and are based on identified priorities and needs. In the long-term perspective, ITPs shall contribute to institutional strengthening and capacity development in the cooperating countries.

Link to Sida for more information about their work on ITPs