Singapore Cooperation Programme
Singapore has provided technical assistance to other developing countries since the 1960s. As a country whose only resource is its people, Singapore believes that human resource development is vital for economic and social progress. Singapore itself has benefited from training provided by other countries and international organisations.
In 1992, the Singapore Cooperation Programme (SCP) was established to bring together under one framework the various technical assistance programmes offered by Singapore. Through the SCP, the range and number of training programmes were increased to share Singapore’s development experience with other developing countries.
To date, Singapore has sponsored training courses and study visits for over 130,000 officials from more than 170 countries. The SCP is managed by the Technical Cooperation Directorate of the Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
This course shares Singapore’s experience in conservation issues and addresses policy challenges on environmental sustainability.
Topics to be covered include:
Sustainability and sustainable pathways
Environmental threats in land, sea and air
Land and ocean-based conservation issues
Pollution, health and climate change
Freshwater sustainability and water security
Food production, food waste and food security
Environmental conservation and Sustainable Development Goals
The programme is designed with seminars and presentations to ensure maximum participation and diversity of engagement such that the key learning points are entrenched well. Relevant site visits will also be included.
The course will be held from 13 to 17 April 2020
Applicants should be:
• Mid- to senior-level government officials involved in policymaking on environmental conservation and sustainability;
• Nominated by their respective Governments;
• Proficient in written and spoken English; and
• In good health.
Terms of Award
The course is sponsored by the Government of Singapore under the Singapore Cooperation Programme Training Award.
Under this programme arrangement, the Government of Singapore will bear the following expenses for the successful applicants (thereafter known as participants) during their training in Singapore. These expenses include:
• Daily training allowance
[Complimentary breakfast is provided in the hotel from the first day to one day after the course.]
• Transportation to course venue and site visits
• Accommodation for the entire duration of the course
• Basic hospitalisation and surgical insurance
[This does not cover any pre-existing conditions/illnesses and/or any outpatient medical/dental treatment. Participants are personally liable for all medical expenses beyond what is covered by the insurance policy.]
(a) Participants’ round-trip airfares are not included.
(b) Participants are advised to have money for miscellaneous expenses that might be incurred prior to receiving their training allowance.
(c) As the basic hospitalisation and surgical insurance coverage is limited, participants are also advised to purchase comprehensive travel insurance which includes medical evacuation in case they encounter any unexpected emergencies
Participants are required to comply with the following:
(a) Strictly observe course schedules and not miss training sessions.
(b) Not bring any member of their family and/or aide for the duration of the course.
(c) Carry out instructions and abide by conditions as may be stipulated by the nominating Authority or the Government of Singapore with respect to the course.
(d) Refrain from engaging in political activities, or any form of employment for profit or gain while in Singapore.
(e) Discontinue the course, in the event they fall seriously ill and are considered unable to continue the training or have committed an improper act.
(f) Return to their respective home countries upon completion of the course.