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  • Introduction The TrainForTrade programme from the Human Resources Development Section (HRDS) develops skills and capacities by disseminating international trade-related knowledge.   The ultimate goal is to increase developing countries' and economies in transition's participation in international trade in an equitable and sustainable manner.   TrainForTrade ’ s work reflects the mandate on capacity building activities from it's the Doha Mandate (Paragraph 56 (r)).   First bullet point the PowerPoint presentation: Promotes cross-divisional cooperation on technical assistance. In this way, TrainForTrade has proven to be instrumental in connecting UNCTAD research and analysis with sustainable capacity-building activities in developing countries and economies in transition.   TrainForTrade has three main objectives: To enhance the capacities and skills of players in international trade To support capacity development of institutions involved in international trade To encourage development-oriented trade policy by providing support to governmental entities   TrainForTrade ’ s knowledge management services are tailor-made to the needs of the beneficiaries. TrainForTrade has extensive consultation with beneficiaries already from the conceptual stage   TrainForTrade emphasises the importance of developing local services for local people, by local people. TrainForTrade trains local experts in their countries to enable them to become trainers on trade-related issues. This creates local ownership to, and sustainability of, the capacity development process.   The TrainForTrade programme develops high quality courses and maintains high standard delivery by using technological means such as e-learning, mobile-learning and cloud learning. In many developing countries handheld devices, such as cell phones and tablets, are more accessible than PCs. Hence mobile-learning can improve the accessibility to e-learning courses compared to using a PC.   TrainForTrade promotes networking and South-South cooperation amongst beneficiary countries and training institutions because it is crucial for knowledge-sharing and multiplier effects of training.
  • In 2011 TrainForTrade conducted: - 14 face-to-face and distance-learning courses and workshops, benefiting 911 trade operators, including 285 women. - 37 developing countries, including 10 least developed countries (LDCs). - 4 train-the-trainers courses organised for 94 trade operators from Africa, Asia and Latin America, who in turn delivered training courses - 264 trainees were trained by local trainers worldwide Donors We would like to express our gratitude to all the donors that have supported TrainForTrade including Spain, France and Ireland . Contributions has also been received from a number of developing countries including Benin, Cameroon, Djibouti, Gabon, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Indonesia, Ireland, Malaysia, Namibia, Peru, Senegal, Tanzania, Togo . We are also thankful for the contribution of France and Norway to expert programmes.
  • The Angola Project The TrainForTrade Angola Project ran from 2007 to 2011 and assisted the Angolan government in constructing a national framework for training and capacity development. The overall goal of the programme was to facilitate adequate changes in policy orientation related to international trade, investment and services, and thereby contribute to the economic growth and sustainable development in Angola. We are grateful for the generous funding provided by the European Commission.   The Six Components in the Angola Programme: Modern Port Management Investment Trade Policy Consumer protection Climate Change Sustainable Tourism for development   TrainForTrade organised 21 workshops on different trade-related aspects. This resulted in the training of over 700 government officials and managers from the private sector and from non-governmental organisations.   The training activities also helped the Angolan government articulate Angola ’ s trade policies and integrate them into its national development strategy.   UNCTAD/TrainForTrade published several publications in collaboration with international and national experts, including "The Legal Framework for Private Investment in Angola " and “ Sustainable Tourism Perspectives in Angola: the Region of Benguela ” . Moreover, UNCTAD/TrainForTrade drafted regulations for Angola ’ s Consumer Protection Law, which are under consideration by national authorities.

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  • Human Resource Development Section/TrainForTrade 2013 1 Sustainable Tourism for Development Angola Dominique Verdugo Naples, 10-11 July 2013 Suor Orsola Benincasa University of Naples Summer School on Project Management
  • Human Resource Development Section/TrainForTrade 2013 2 TRAINING & CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAMME FOR INTERNATIONAL TRADE Human Resources Development Section (HRDS)/TrainForTrade programme (TFT)
  • Human Resource Development Section/TrainForTrade 2013 3 UNCTAD SNAPSHOT • Established in 1964 in Geneva • Only UN body to deal with all aspects of trade, investment and development • UNCTAD XIII: Doha, Qatar - 2012 • 194 member States / 600 staffs / 350 projects • Budgets (70 M regular + 40 M extra USD) • Goal: Help developing countries to ensure development gains from trade, investment and finance and to participate fully in the world economy 3 Pillars: 1. Technical Assistance 2. Consensus Building 3. Research and Policy Analysis
  • Human Resource Development Section/TrainForTrade 2013 4 UNCTAD SNAPSHOT
  • Human Resource Development Section/TrainForTrade 2013 5 HRDS/TFT AT A GLANCE Mission: Strengthening knowledge and skills through innovative approaches for sustainable economic development Objectives: Build sustainable networks of knowledge to promote transparency and good practices Encourage development-oriented trade policy to reduce poverty Promote ICT solutions and innovative thinking to enhance capacities of international trade players
  • Human Resource Development Section/TrainForTrade 2013 6 TFT OUTPUTS IN 2012 • 62 courses • 526 trade operators, including 24% women • 36 developing countries, 11 LDCs • 5 train-the-trainers courses for 94 trade operators • 361 trainees were trained by local trainers
  • Human Resource Development Section/TrainForTrade 2013 7 TFT CORE TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE ACTIVITIES • Create national committees and sub-committees • Conduct periodic needs assessments and identify priority actions • Team up international and national experts to develop and deliver capacity building activities (face-to-face and e-learning) • Develop networks and a supporting web platform • Identify national potential trainers and technical facilitators • Train the national trainers and technical facilitators • Support project stakeholders and national trainers in replicating capacity development activities (on-line & face-to-face) at the national and provincial level • Conduct studies in cooperation with national stakeholders to gather information and provide input for policy recommendations • Organise study tours for government representatives to identify best practices in other countries and exchange on lessons learned • Hold national events to build on findings from field studies and study tours • Advisory services
  • Human Resource Development Section/TrainForTrade 2013 8 TFT COMPONENTS Investment issues: 1. Negotiation of International Investment Agreements 2. Dispute Prevention Policies 3. Investment Promotion 4. FDI Statistics Trade related issues: 1. Sustainable tourism project planning 2. Sustainable tourism for development 3. Carbon market and climate change 4. Formulation of competition law and policy 5. Competition law and policy for practitioners 6. Consumer protection 7. Legal aspects of electronic commerce 8. Electronic commerce for practitioners 9. International trade statistics 10. Productive capacities, economic growth and poverty reduction 11. International procedures for trade financing
  • Human Resource Development Section/TrainForTrade 2013 9 TFT ANGOLA PROJECT 2007-2011 • 6 components: Modern Port Management, Investment, Trade Policies, Consumer Protection, Climate Change, Sustainable Tourism – financed by EU • 21 training activities - 2 publications • 700 managers and government officials trained • 25 international experts and 17 national specialists
  • Human Resource Development Section/TrainForTrade 2013 10 Sustainable Tourism for Development Training 2009 - 2011 • National and provincial MINHOTUR officials trained • Participation of 16 Provincial Directors • Private sector representatives • E-learning course and Face-to-Face seminars • Former students trained as trainers ToT
  • Human Resource Development Section/TrainForTrade 2013 11 Technical Assistance 2-week study tour in Mozambique for 2 Senior MINHOTUR officials Sustainable Tourism for Development
  • Human Resource Development Section/TrainForTrade 2013 12 Technical Assistance Restitution Workshop • The 2 national officials presented in a plenary at MINHOTUR the results of their study tour in Mozambique • Discussion of implications and lessons learned for Angola Sustainable Tourism for Development
  • Human Resource Development Section/TrainForTrade 2013 13 Technical Assistance Publication of a regional sustainable tourism assessment Sustainable Tourism in the Republic of Angola: Province of Benguela Collaboration between an international expert and a national consultant Sustainable Tourism for Development
  • Human Resource Development Section/TrainForTrade 2013 14 ANGOLA: TFT-GSB PROJECT 2013 • “Growing Sustainable Business” (GSB) Project in Angola – financed by UNDP Angola / Spanish Cooperation Agency AECID Components: “Sustainable Tourism for Development” “Productive Capacities and Poverty Reduction in LDCs: The Example of Angola” (Luanda) "Managing Sustainable Tourism Projects“ Angola
  • Human Resource Development Section/TrainForTrade 2013 15 A project is defined by change! Project beneficiaries and local stakeholders are taking responsibilities for making tourism more sustainable in Angola Sustainable Tourism for Development
  • Human Resource Development Section/TrainForTrade 2013 16 • Civil society: economical benefits • Public sector: environmental benefits • Business sector: social benefits Sustainable Tourism for Development
  • Human Resource Development Section/TrainForTrade 2013 17 Civil society: supply chain development Sustainable Tourism for Development Increasing local economic benefits connecting inland rural local honey producers to coastal hotels
  • Human Resource Development Section/TrainForTrade 2013 18 Public sector: decision making From lessons learned in Mozambique during two-week study tour Sustainable Tourism for Development Decision taken for reducing negative impacts on the environment of a tourism project on the Island of Luanda
  • Human Resource Development Section/TrainForTrade 2013 19 Business sector: local employment Sustainable Tourism for Development Increasing recruitment among local island community members by hotel manager on Mussulo Island
  • Human Resource Development Section/TrainForTrade 2013 20 Change is emerging from action-oriented learning Sustainable Tourism for Development
  • Human Resource Development Section/TrainForTrade 2013 21 Learn.unctad.org trainfortrade@unctad.org Thank you Kalandula Falls Dominique Verdugo dominiqueverdugo@gmail.com