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CIMO opens up opportunities for Finns to do practical training abroad in development co-operation

CIMO has launched a new training programme for Finnish higher education students. The programme enables international work experience for students who aim to work in development co-operation after graduation.

The new scheme draws on previous CIMO co-operation with the United Nations Development Programme, with eight placements annually to start with. Placements have been provisionally agreed also with the African Development Bank.

The placements are not tied to a particular organisation or country. This is to ensure that placements can be flexibly allocated to key fields of Finnish development co-operation.

CIMO’s strategy emphasises global responsibility in supporting the attainment of overall development goals. Trainee placement programmes promote mobility and co-operation with developing countries.

(2 March 2012 / VZ & TL)

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