In order to
compete in international export markets, businesses must have access to
resources that can help them improve their knowledge and their export
management readiness. ITC’s
Export Management Development team offer training and
advisory services to businesses with the ambition to export. Trainings are
available to support exporters, as well as export advisors.
Women face particular challenges in
business. ITC created the ACCESS! website
in order to improve the competitiveness of women engaged in international trade.
Helping Women Export Servicesby Dorothy Riddle, Service-Growth ConsultantsInternational Trade Forum - Issue 4/2003Women and Trade: What are International Organizations Doing?by Tanya Quinn-Maguire, ITCInternational Trade Forum - Issue 4/2003
Businesswomen’s networks in various parts of the world share
common experiences, similar challenges and provide a venue for the exchange of
ideas and contacts. The ACCESS! website has several useful links. Visit www.womenexporters.com for the latest
updates and information.
Advisers coach businesses on improving their competitiveness for successful
exporting. They assist in all aspects of improving export competitiveness from
the design of a successful export strategy, to improving marketing and
production capabilities, to being able to conduct proficient export
Advisers are trained to turnaround rapid diagnostics of small businesses to
determine their export readiness and operational bottlenecks. In particular,
the methodology they use enables analysis of strengths and weaknesses across strategy,
production and marketing issues.
Depending on the
particular development project, ITC can mobilize our national advisors to
generate rapid, low-cost diagnoses of business clusters to feed a wider sector
upgrade strategy. Local institutions or other donor agencies seeking qualified
advisors can also benefit from the solid methodology provided to CTAP alumni.
Training materials can be customized to different sectors and
audiences, including micro-communities, gender and youth. Training toolkits are
designed to enable local trainers to deliver practical professional development
programmes to exporters.
Women face particular
challenges in business. The ACCESS! website
has been designed to improve the competitiveness of women engaged in international
trade. The programmeaddresses
the specific needs of businesswomen with support services including training,
mentorship, business counselling, product and market development advice,
business networking and trade intelligence solutions.
The programme consists of 30 modules covering key aspects of small business export management.
workshops introduce participants to the basic knowledge they need to do business
in international markets. They are
available in a variety of formats, such as:
take either introductory level or more in-depth courses over several training
sessions. Trainings are delivered through certified partner institutions by a
network of instructors and counsellors.
For more details about the modules, please visit the
Training section of the ACCESS! website.
RAF/20/132A - ACCESS II - Export training course for African women in international tradeRAF/20/133B - ACCESS II - Business Counselling for women entrepreneursRAB/20/132A - Enhancement of Arab capacity for trade (EnACT) - AlgeriaRAB/20/135A - Enhancement of Arab capacity for trade (EnACT) - MoroccoRAB/20/136A - Enhancement of Arab capacity for trade (EnACT) - Tunisia
For more information please contact us.
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