May 31, 2022

GEPA Trains SMEs and other Entities under its Flagship Export School Program

Within the broad framework of the National Export Development Strategy (NEDS), capacity building is one of the major planks of the implementation strategy. It is in line with this pillar that GEPA organised a one week capacity building  for about 50 SMEs and other publics from both the public and private sectors at the GEPA Auditorium on the 9th floor of the Africa Trade House from 23rd to 27th of May 2022.

Opening the session, the Deputy CEO of GEPA incharge of Human Resources and Administration Albert Kassim Diwura, who spoke in the stead of the CEO Dr. Afua Asabea Asare underscored the relevance of the training and how it aligns with one of the strategic pillars of the NEDS. He indicated that without a proper and tailored capacity building program, the core objective of earning USD 25.3 billion from NTEs as stipulated by the NEDS, will not materialize.

Mr. Diwura further advised participants who are exporting or are interested in venturing into export to understand rules and regulations in external markets. And these rules and regulations covering exports can only be learnt through capacity building such as the ones carried out by GEPA through the Export School. Key topics taught included elements contracts and negotiations, service exporting, export market research, elements of export marketing mix, packaging and labeling  amongst others.

The resource persons were drawn from established institutions as well as from the pool of experienced staff from GEPA.

The next training sessions will be held in Takoradi, Kumasi and Tamale



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