Tailor made training

KIT provides tailor-made training in response to requests from clients such as educational and research institutes, NGOs and local or national governments and ministries across the globe.


Each organisation faces context-specific challenges and opportunities in the changing field of global health. In contrast to the regular courses we offer, our tailor-made training programmes are specifically designed to address the unique objectives and capacities of the requesting organisation. For example, one of the challenges faced by an NGO in Afghanistan was how to effectively reach women in its programme as well how to recruit and retain female staff. KIT designed a training on gender mainstreaming and health governance to address this and other challenges faced by the NGO. A request to provide training to junior faculty of a University in North-East India included a strong focus on interactive teaching and qualitative research methods.


Tailor made trainings are designed at the request of the client and in close collaboration with the client. There is a range of options in terms of:

  • Location: This can be where requesting organisation is based, in the region, at KIT in Amsterdam or a combination of these.
  • Duration: From a number of days to a number of weeks or even a full degree programme. On average our courses are two weeks.
  • KIT offers its e-learning platform ”Virtual Grounds” for  the tailor made trainings.
  • Group composition: Courses can be organised for groups of various sizes, from one or several organisations, sectors or regions.
  • Topics: KIT facilitates courses across all areas of global health, its areas of expertise are outlined here.
  • All KIT’s regular courses can also be organised as tailor-made course and adapted to the need of the client.
  • KIT can bring in external experts on specific topics to add value.
  • Methods: lectures, workshops, group work, presentations, role-plays, case studies, field work and study tours are all possible. Based on adult-learning principles, most trainings will include a combination of these methods.


The process of developing the tailor made training will be started in close consultation with the client on the training needs, including a systematic analysis of target group or audience, their professional profile and task description. Based on this a practice-oriented training program will be designed, using adult-learning principles. This means that during the training participants will work together to solve real-life problems. Participants will be offered tools such as concepts and frameworks with which to analyse their experience and challenges faced and work towards innovative, appropriate solutions.

Examples of tailor-made courses

  • Maternal and neonatal emergency care system and referral system on islands to improve maternal and neonatal health (Indonesia 2018)
  • Rebuilding Disrupted Health Systems (Sudan, 2018)
  • TMT Liberia Health management (2017)
  • Monitoring and Evaluation training package for the International Health Regulations (IHR)
  • Sierra Leone Human Resources for health (2016)
  • TMT Training of trainers in Sexual and Reproductive Health (Nepal 2015)
  • Improving management and leadership capacities of family group practitioners in Mongolia (2015)
  • Refresher course Geohealth, on site in Delhi and distance learning, in cooperation with ITC (TU Twente) and hosted by PHFI (India 2016)
  • Qualitative Research design and methodologies (India 2013)
  • Health Governance and Gender mainstreaming in Health (KIT 2012, training for Afghan ngo)
  • Gender training: good governance, strategic planning and gender for UNDP in Sudan (2007)
  • Health systems research, adapted to specific needs for partners in Thailand (2005), China (2004), Kenya (2004) and Vietnam (2004)

Funding options

There are many different funding options to organise a TMT training. These include working together with WHO country offices, international foundations and governments.

Orange Knowledge Programme – Nuffic
Call for TMT June 2018: One interesting funding option is the Orange Knowledge Programme from the Netherlands. Read more about regulations, list of eligible countries and more: Nuffic website