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Trade promotion capacity building - Italy

Trade promotion capacity building - Italy

Information dated: 2017
Programme to counter irregular migration through the development of the private sector - Senegal

This programme, approved on 3 October 2016 and financed for a soft loan amounting to 13 million Euros, aims at giving priority support to Senegalese private sector in order to address the root causes of migration through job creation and valorization of Senegalese diaspora as a factor of development. The project will be co-financed by the European Union and by the Senegalese Government. It represents the second phase of a project approved earlier and now concluded – Private Sector Supporting Platform and Enhancement of Senegalese Diaspora in Italy - PLASEPRI – aimed at achieving the same objective and internationally considered a best practice.

Improving the sustainability and inclusiveness of the Ethiopian coffee value chain through private and public partnership - Ethiopia

Approved on 23 December 2016 and financed with an amount of 2.500.000 million euros in grants, the project aims at improving the sustainability and inclusiveness of the Ethiopian coffee value chain through creating and coordinating private and public partnerships. Italian Development Cooperation has continually stressed its commitment to the implementation of development plans in a Priority Country such as Ethiopia, with a particular emphasis on the Oromia Region.

Technical assistance programme for the improvement of leather industry in Ethiopia – second phase - Ethiopia

This programme, approved on 10 May 2016 and financed for a total amount of 2.799.236,00 million euros in grants, aims at improving Ethiopian leather industry sector through the direct financing of local small and medium-sized enterprises operating in this area.

Improving supply of safe and quality livestock and meat exported from Horn of Africa to the Middle East and Gulf countries- Ethiopia

This Programme, approved on 10 May 2016 and financed with an amount of 1.300.000,00 million euros in grants, aims at improving the supply of safe and quality livestock and meat exported from Horn of Africa to the Middle East and Gulf countries by building and strengthening institutional capacities in the trade sector.

UNIDO “From cotton seeds to clothing: enhancing the sustainability, inclusiveness and value addition of the cotton value chain in Egypt” (750’000 Euros)

The initiative, approved on 13 June 2016, aims to promote and support new models of “sustainable enterprise” of cotton production and processing chain, strengthening the coordination between actors in the cotton chain: from producers to companies active in the textile sector.

CHIEAM “Master Plan for the Sustainable Development of the Lebanese Coast” (490’531 Euros)

The initiative, approved on 10 May 2016, foresees the realization of a Master Plan, as a preparatory phase for the mobilization of the Italian funds pertaining to the soft loans of the Paris III agreement for the financing of projects that correspond to the requirements of sustainability and social business. The analysis of the coastal territories will be carried out by the CHIEAM principally in the North Lebanon (Tripoli and Batroun) and South Lebanon (Tyre).

CHIEAM “Strengthening and promotion of the quality olive oil sector in Lebanon - The oil of Lebanon III” (1’000’000 Euros)

The initiative, approved on 3 October 2016, includes a series of interventions aimed at improving the living conditions of the rural population, favoring further strengthening of the olive sector. In particular, the project will focus on the marketing quality of olive and foresees the realization of activities aimed at the organization of operators in the supply chain sector.

UNIDO “Supporting the development of selected agro-food value chains” (500’000 Euros)

The initiative, approved on 23 December 2016, focuses on revitalizing the area of agro-industrial SMEs and the cooperative agricultural production, promoting the strengthening of food chains. The implementation of intervention will enable rural communities to support income-generating activities. The actions, which will be held at the Lebanese community living the consequences of the flow of Syrian refugees, will cover technical assistance with special attention to the aspect related to the marketing of products.

ILO “Improved and market-based provision of vocational training for Lebanese and refugees” (500’000 Euros)

The project, approved on 18 November 2016, supports vocational training providers, including NGO’s, to improve their ability to identify the skills required by the labor market and develop market-based vocational training programs.As a result of the project, vocational training providers will be able to analyze the dynamics of the labor market at the local or community level and to involve the private sector in the development, implementation, and evaluation of the training courses. The project also provides technical assistance to the Livelihood Working Group for the development of the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) to be used for market-based training under the Lebanon Crisis Response Plan.

Capacity building to the ODS (Office Dévéloppement Sud) for investment promotion, technological upgrading and trade capacity of South Tunisian SMEs – Tunisia