A joint SIANI-SLU Global workshop took place on March 3, 2016 at SEI, Stockholm. The workshop aimed at discussing the impact of the Swedish involvement in capacity building as well as lessons learned.
The workshop had the participation of international researchers, PhD and master students, members of the Swedish government, universities, consulting agencies and the SIANI network.
The workshop started with four inspiring presentations with examples of the impact of Swedish capacity development in Cambodia, Rwanda, Kenya and Georgia.
During the group discussions there was a common agreement that the Swedish contribution has had a positive impact on the cooperating countries and institutions. The participants gave concrete examples of the impact of the Swedish contribution at the institutional, national and regional levels. One of the lessons learned is to aim at a more horizontal cooperation, a long term involvement and planning, investment in vocational education and to strive for more gender balance.
A policy brief will be published soon at this website.
Summary by Margarita Cuadra from notes by Miron Arljung and Alex Arévalo