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Application and requirements for the ITP

Application process and the requirements regarding participation in the international training programme Healthy Livestock – Safe food. The program is currently not open for applications.

Invited countries

Livestock on a Kenyan farm
There are several fields witin the ITP, dairy farming is one of them. Photo: Erika Chenais, SVA.

The programme has a regional approach to promote animal health and food safety in Eastern Africa. The following countries are invited to nominate candidates: Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Target group

Only candidates nominated by appropriate organisations are considered.

Invited to participate are governmental departments and agencies, including universities, research institutes and laboratories, cooperatives and other interest groups as well as non-governmental organizations engaged in the sectors of animal health, food safety and antimicrobial resistance.

Language requirements

The training programme is conducted in English, without any translation. Candidates from countries where English is not an official language should do a language test with an official body in the home country, unless other documentation to support for her/his ability can be provided.

Health requirements

As the training programme consists of international travels and work away from home in a new environment, good health and full working capacity is required. It is therefore recommended that candidates undergo medical examination before filling in the Medical Statement in the Application form.

Other requirements

The participants should be able to participate in all phases of the program and all activities, including social activities. Basic computer skills, access to a computer, internet and an e-mail address are necessary for the entire training. Please note that family members are not allowed to accompany program participants.


The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) cover costs related to all programme phases except personal expenses, visa fees or any local airport taxes and departure fees.

International travel to Sweden and to the regional phase, board and lodging, program fee and literature are covered by Sida. Airline tickets will be booked by the Swedish National Veterinary Institute and issued by a Swedish travel agency. The participants or their organizations need to cover costs for executing the change project, personal expenses, domestic travel, visa fees, local airport taxes and departure fees.


The participants are responsible for obtaining all the necessary visas, and investigating the requirements for passport validity for their stay during the training program. Inquiries should be directed to the respective Embassy/Consulate of Sweden or other Schengen representation entities as soon as possible after admission to the program. For more information, please visit the Sweden Migration Board website www.migrationsverket.se/english.


Participants will be accommodated at hotels in single or twin rooms with bath/shower and WC.


Participants are covered by a group insurance. This insurance includes costs for medical care in the event of acute illness or accident during the training period in Sweden. Medical and dental check-ups are not included. Participants travelling outside Sweden on their free time are not covered by the insurance.

Last updated : 2023-04-21