>> Linking our EFMT Graduates with Portfolio Investors
>> Matchmaking Event
>> Export Competitiveness Training
>> Value Chain Analysis training second batch graduated
>> The First EFMT Batch graduated
>> MLS-SCM on Chamber Forum
Linking our EFMT Graduates with Portfolio Investors :
The Flow Equity investment partners and the graduates of EFMT met here in BCaD-Consulting Management for discussion on issues of partnership on this evening of 23 March 2010. In Ethiopia private equity is almost nil to this date and the only source of equity was own saving or family and friends. Flow Equity has a long term vision of engaging in growth oriented businesses in East Africa where their first location will be in Ethiopia and Uganda. They have the objective of building private equity and SMEs in Ethiopia. It was a very remarkable event that our graduates submitted their business plans. BCaD will continue working with Flow Equity in creating linkages to its EFMT graduates for many years to come.
Matchmaking Event :
The Ethiopian Diaspora living in the Netherlands who have the intension to be engaged in different investment activities touched base with Ethiopians who have similar aspirations. The matchmaking event took place at the BCaD’s training premises in Addis Ababa on 17 February 2010 from 18:00-20:00 hours. The Ethiopian were those who have taken the Enterprise Formation Modular Training (EFMT) program with BCaD at different occasions and have written their own business plans. The meeting introduced each participant and their business plans and informal one in one meeting. Totally 12 participants from the Diaspora and 35 participants from Ethiopia have attended the event. In the end they exchanged addresses to keep in touch for further developments.
Export Competitiveness Training :
BCaD-Consulting Management has conducted export competitiveness for 11 participants from the Honey Value Chain actors. The training was organized by the Ethiopian Honey and Bee products processors and Exporters Association (EHBPEA) and sponsored by SNV-Ethiopia. The training was a real eye opener to the participants some of who have already started developing their business strategies to be competitive in the export market. The training took place for two days 18-19 March 2010 at the Global Hotel in Addis Ababa.
Value Chain Analysis training second batch graduated :
BCaD-Consulting Management has conducted the second batch training of Value Chain Analysis Modular training (VCAMT). The training was conducted between 24 March - 7 April 2010. The training is aimed at Business Development Service Providers (BDSPs), Government and Non Government Promotional Agencies, and those who want to freelance on Value Chain Analysis and Value Chain facilitation. For more information please see VCAMT brochure on homepage.
The First EFMT Batch graduated :
The first batch of the Enterprise Formation Modular Training (EFMT) has completed its training on 8 Oct. 2009 and thirteen participants have graduated with an official certification ceremony taking place within the new office premises of BCaD. The graduates witnessed that the training has indeed built their entrepreneurial competencies, helped them generate, screen and select business ideas and prepare business project packages. By the end of the training the participants presented three completed business plans in front of three simulated bankersí forum.
Mr. Hong Siew Lim, Senior Advisor of Value Chains for Enterprise Competitiveness of the International Trade Centre (ITC), Geneva was the guest of honor to award the certificates for the graduates.
MLS-SCM on Chamber Forum :
BCaD-Consulting Management has signed a license agreement with the International Trade Centre (ITC) in April 2009 to conduct the Modular Learning System-Supply Chain Management (MLS-SCM) training program in Ethiopia. The training is currently conducted in over 50 countries the world over and is recognized as a powerful instrument for transforming the way business is being done and saving the resources of enterprises.
After signing the license agreement, the Managing Director of BCaD, Mr. Afework Y. Germamo has attended a global network meeting which took place in Montreux, Switzerland in the same month the agreement was signed to exchange views and learn from the experiences of existing network members before launching the program. Sixteen highly qualified SCM professionals have been identified from the world of work and have taken a training of trainers (ToT) by ITC from 1-3 August 2009 and 18-20 September 2009 to be ITC-certified trainers. The ToT was given by Ms. Margareta Funder, SCM Manager of ITC in due course of which the trainers were enabled to develop course outlines, local case studies and tested their presentation skills among co-trainers.
The MLS-SCM has been promoted in Ethiopia on two occasions of which the first one during the inauguration on 4 August 2009, which took place at the Addis Ababa Chamber of Commerce and Sectoral Associations (AACCSA) meeting hall whereas the second one on the Addis Chamber Forum on 21 September 2009 at the Addis Ababa Hilton. On both events Ms. Margareta and two outstanding trainers namely Mr. Mesfin Asfaw and Mr. Girmay Kahssay presented the usefulness of SCM for the enterprising community and other organisations from global and local perspectives. The two promotional programs attracted about 60 and over 100 participants respectively from the business and diplomatic community in Addis Ababa who appreciated the program and raised many useful questions for discussion.
The first direct training which covers Modules 1-6 will start on 10 October 2009 for applicants who would like to develop a career in SCM and be certified by ITC. Applicants for the training can register for the first program or subsequent programs.
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