Development policy aims at generating sustainable and inclusive growth, increasing income and creating decent work with respect to the environment, and providing small-scale entrepreneurs with new opportunities. It is in this context that “value chain promotion” has emerged as a key concept of economic development. The value chain approach helps development programmes to address issues of economic change that are critical for sustainable development. Business communities need to get much better organised and become more market-oriented. The investment of government and private enterprises has to be coordinated and sustainability standards need to get introduced. Building on these ideas, GIZ has developed an action-oriented methodology called ValueLinks 2.0 that compiles the most important tools for value chain promotion. It provides the framework for a systemic approach to strengthening national and regional competitiveness and includes know-how for organisations and public agencies active in the field of economic development.
Objectives of the seminar
The objective of the seminar is to build up national trainer capacities for organising and animating ValueLinks training seminars. The ToT seminar will focus on three aspects:
• Better command of the ValueLinks training material
• Improved didactic skills of the new trainers
• Deeper understanding of the processes to organise and run ValueLinks seminars.
The workshop is jointly organized by the consulting firms IDC Unternehmensberatung GmbH in Germany and Green Agro Solutions in Ethiopia.
Experts who have already successfully completed an initial Value-Links 2.0 workshop and have the communication skills to become trainers are eligible to participate.
Date, place and cost
August 7-9, 2023, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Registration fees will be published soon.
The number of participants is limited to 12 persons.
The seminar language will be English.