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CETC in regional climate change education programme PDF Print E-mail

CETC has been selected to be part of a regional climate change and education programme that began early this year.  

The Coping with Climate Change in the Pacific Island Region (CCCPIR) Programme is managed by SPC/GIZ (Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit). 

CETC is involved in Component 2 of the programme, which will (early in 2012)give technical assistance to CETC to map the existing curriculum and provide inputs, where relevant, of climate change elements. A staff member of GIZ, Hanna Sabass, Adviser for the project, is a member of CETC’s technical experts group.

CETC Business Development Advisory Programme PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 17 January 2012 01:55

The CETC Business Development Advisory Programme is an extension of the CEFE business training of trainers that started in 2004 and has now moved to country level training with support from COMSEC. The targets are community enterprises, entrepreneurs and business facilitators or mentors supporting enterprise growth in the informal sector.


The programme, piloted in 2009, takes an incubator approach which adopts ‘virtual’ and ‘face-to-face’ capacity development activities in targeted business development and management areas (finance, marketing, marketing research, product design and development, product enhancement and innovation, quality control and standards, service delivery, networking and advocacy) to continuously develop and enhance the skills of CETC’s network of young business advisors to micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) business development services (BDS) technical resources in the Pacific region.


It will include coaching, monitoring, technical assistance and exposure to best practice, as well as technology and innovation using a new MSME portal in the CETC website and face-to-face training. The CETC community livelihood skills programme and its training partners will also contribute to technical skills requirements from enterprises and community groups where required.


Activities will include regional training for BDS facilitators and providers and virtual support through the CETC MSME portal.

Tonga improves its crafts business PDF Print E-mail

Nine craft producers and one craft enterprise coordinator from Tonga’s handicraft sector are now equipped with greater awareness, confidence and understanding in business planning and management to improve their future in quality handicrafts.
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