Environmental training for municipality officers in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Abstract: This is a study that aims to help create a better world. As big as it sounds, it is the truth. Every day municipality officers in Bosnia and Herzegovina work for a better environment, a better world. Despite their efforts the work they do is not as efficient as it could be and the support available for them is meagre. For this reason a programme called Municipality Environmental Infrastructure is under development in cooperation between the University of Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) and the Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden) with financing from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida). This thesis is a part of the work to make the programme successful. Competence needs for municipality officers will be identified through a needs analysis based on interviews with different stakeholders. The answers provided will create a picture of the needs that is both univocal and diverse with competences in identifying and handling environmental threats as well as managing infrastructure projects. The thesis will also look at what pedagogical methods the teachers at the programme plan to use and how this affects the programme. Since the programme is held in a formal setting but intends practical use of the knowledge this leads to high demands on the pedagogical methods. The programme syllabus will be fount to not entirely encompass all competence needs but suggestions will be made as to how to include the identified needs.
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