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Thematic Modules

  • Gender dimension for trainers and for women exporters, environmental impact of trade and results based management complement the ACCESS! export training course. Explore the modules and get ready for export success!


    GENDER ISSUES AND INTERNATIONAL TRADE

    Gender Issues and international tradeWomen are empowered through a process that allows them to begin taking ownership and control of their own lives. It is women who empower and organize themselves. However, it helps to have access to education, training and it requires structures and legal frameworks (family laws, property rights, etc.) that can make the self-transformation process sustainable. Women as workers and entrepreneurs make significant contributions to economies and contribute to boosting regional and national economic growth and creating employment.


    LEARNING OBJECTIVES

    ITC has developed this learning course as part of its continuing mission to develop and improve world trade, especially for developing countries and women entrepreneurs. The specialist authors have drawn from their experience and from the learning gained from respected works used in their personal development to enable you to:

    • Be certain of the value of your contribution to your country’s economy and to the global economy;
    • Know your success is important to world leaders, your government and your rights are protected;
    • Find out how to claim your rights;
    • Know that the constraints you face as an individual may have more to do with the system than it has to do with you and your abilities;
    • Know that some of these constraints have to do with gender bias;
    • Know how to distinguish between the generic business constraints and the gender-based constraints and develop strategies for addressing them.

    RESULTS BASED MANAGEMENT

    Results based managementThis training module is designed to facilitate ACCESS! focal points in establishing measures that will allow them to determine how effective their services are in achieving sustainable results, and to take corrective measures for more efficient programme implementation.

    The course will guide the participant through three chapters covering concepts as following:

    1) the design of sustainable service portfolios,

    2) how to measure the results those services have on the beneficiaries and the resources used,

    3) the design of customized and regular off-the-shelf services aimed to develop the competitiveness of SME and the growth of sustainable exports.


    LEARNING OBJECTIVES

    The aim of this module is for ACCESS! Focal Point institutions (AFPs)

    • Understand how to build a service portfolio based on the needs and demands of clients;
    • Define appropriate outcome and impact measures (results);
    • Design services and manage the resources for them, monitor record and report results based on Result Based Management (RBM) principles and linked to ACCESS! programme implementation;
    • This modules and its content can serve as a base for all other Trade Related Technical Assistance (TRTA) programmes managed by AFPs and other institutional partners.

    ENVIRONMENT AND INTERNATIONAL TRADE

    Environment and international tradeAfrica is facing many environmental issues such as land degradation, loss of soil and soil fertility, desertification, deforestation, water and air pollution, and a severe loss in biodiversity. In addition, cities are expanding rapidly, and are experiencing a range of environmental problems.

    Greening your SME can have a positive impact – especially if it inspires those around you to do the same with their own businesses.


    LEARNING OBJECTIVES

    ITC has developed this learning course as part of its continuing mission to develop and improve world trade, especially for developing countries and women entrepreneurs. The specialist authors have drawn from their experience and from the learning gained from respected works used in their personal development to enable you to:

    • Understand the environmental impacts of women-run SMEs in Sub-Saharan Africa;
    • Appreciate the benefits of greening SMEs;
    • Acquire concrete tools for minimizing the environmental impacts;
    • Gain confidence in acquiring the skills needed to become leaders in the “green” export market.