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CETC is managing graduate networks of community and business facilitators. The email listserv networks are primarily to share experiences and information on community and business development activities and experiences of the members. In managing these networks, CETC facilitates information sharing, organises and links networks, and develop a knowledge and people/agency database in community development and business enterprises.

In 2009, the COMSEC Advisory Division supported the development of a CETC Business Plan and MSME regional Network Management Strategy to support CETC’s CEFE Business trainers network. Part of this strategy was the development of a costed business plan for the Centre that includes a system for cost recovery, client databases and training/information manuals. A regional consultation of MSME Stakeholders from the Pacific was undertaken in July 2009 and the outcome were key elements of the strategy and how it should be managed (copy of the report can be sourced under ‘MSME Reports’).

The latest addition to the CETC’s email listserv network is that of the community development training graduates which started operation in December 2009. CETC’s email listserv networks now total three with the ‘CEFE business trainers’ network expanding their membership base over the years to include regional and national business development members. The networks have proven to be a very useful medium for sharing of information and experience. The CETC revamped website is now completed and will have facilities for user interactive forums, information sharing and documentation. These are part of the capacity building strategy of the BDAP.

The networks are as follows:
CEFE Business trainers - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Governance - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Community Development - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
To be a member of any of these networks, send a request email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

At the CETC homepage, there is a MSME Network portal facility where you can log on to the Pacific MSME (Enterprise) Networks. It is an interactive user forum for all MSME trainers/facilitators including members of agencies that have a mandate on growing microenterprises and small businesses either through training or technical support.

Members can post their products, share experiences or discuss issues relevant to microenterprises.

There is also a ‘CETC Photo Gallery’ where you can see pictures from CETC based training and graduates either at CETC or in other countries.