8 – 15 May 2013 | Issyk-Kul, Kyrgyzstan
In 2013 the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) with financial support from Ministry of Economy of Poland organized Regional Trade Capacity-Building Training Programme for policy makers from Central Asian countries. The Programme consisted of online and in-residence courses and has been designed and implemented by the UNIDO Institute for Capacity Development in close collaboration with the UNIDO Trade Capacity Building (TCB) Branch.
The Programme provided participants with the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the diverse issues pertaining to the essence of trade related capacities in promoting sustainable economic development. Participants were expected to gain a better understanding of economic integration processes such as the removal of trade barriers or the harmonization and simplification of procedures and regulations and explore strategies to improve trade rules, policies and procedures within their respective countries, formulate standardization strategies, reflect on best practices and models for a modern quality infrastructure.
The Programme consisted of a preliminary 5-weeks online (distance learning) course conducted in March/April 2013 and an 8-day in-residence course, organized on the lake Issyk-Kul in Kyrgyzstan on May 8-15, 2013. The Programme was targeted at government officials, trade and industry leaders, middle level policy makers and quality management professionals, middle level policy makers from central and regional bodies, representatives of national think tanks and trade/industry leaders engaged in trade policy and institutional development processes. To ensure broad participation the Programme has been developed and delivered in Russian language. About 100 candidates participated in the online course and the 26 most successful contenders were then invited to Issyk-Kul in Kyrgyzstan.
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