Capacity development project for sustainable development in fragile states

"Building capacity for sustainable development in fragile states" is a two and a half year capacity development project in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda and Somalia. The aim is to support the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development. The project is implemented with financial support from Sida.


The project, ”Building capacity for sustainable development in fragile states” aims to develop the capacity of fragile states to create and  implement cost effective and innovative solutions to help reach the sustainable development goals. It is a cooperation between Karolinska Institutet, Makerere University in Uganda, Benadir University in Somalia and University of Kinshasa School of Public Health in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

The project is coordinated by the Department of Global Public Health at KI and is also part of the Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Health. The focus of the project is on several parts of society, but the entry point is the health sector. 


Target groups

The primary target groups are policy makers and civil servants on a national and regional level, secondary target groups include civil society and the public, academia (researchers and students) as well as the private sector. 


Two and a half years with the inception phase beginning in the spring of 2021. 

Activities and Goals

The project activities will consist of trainings, workshops, networking and research exchanges in different areas. The main purpose is to develop capacity in areas such as evidence-based decision-making, multisectoral work, implementation knowledge and visualization & use of data.

The long-term goals of the project are to strengthen institutional capacity, decrease poverty and increase equality between men and women.  

For more information, please contact:

Nina Viberg

Project coordinator