The International Training Program on Education for Sustainable Development in Higher Education (ITP ESD-HE) is a Sida funded training programme, implemented in cooperation with the United Nations Environment Programme’s (UNEP) Global Universities Partnership on Environment and Sustainability. The programme has been designed to enhance capacity to initiate and support development of Education for Sustainable Development within teaching, learning, research, community involvement and management of higher education institutions.

This training programme is organised by NIRAS Natura AB of Sweden,  together with UNEP-Tongji Institute of Environment for Sustainable Development (IESD), Shanghai, China and Rhodes University, South Africa.

The programme is built around a Change Project conceptualised by each participant in consultation with his/her institution and is divided into four interlinked modules:

- Change Processes in Higher Education Institutional Settings

- Examining Sustainable Development

- Higher Education responses to Sustainable Development

- Institutional Frameworks in Higher Education