Establishment of Support Services for Small Business in Developing Countries
The programme, delivered with the support of the Australian Government as an Australian Aid initiative, is about helping small businesses in developing
countries succeed in global trade, which contributes to increased incomes and improved resilience. Assistance will be through improving the
support services provided by industry bodies and chambers of commerce to small businesses in developing countries. This also includes enhancing
the ecosystem in which small businesses operate, and strengthening their capacity to advocate domestically for trade reform.
The main objectives of this programme are to:
• Build the support services for small businesses provided by industry organisations or chambers of commerce in developing countries
• Understanding of the landscape (including mapping of ecosystem, surveying small business challenges to trade, and assessing capacity of industry
bodies to provide small business services)
• Demonstrating ways in which small businesses can effectively be part of the trading ecosystem and influence government policies through dialogue
For further information on how to engage with the programme, please complete the below enquiry form and we will get in touch:
Our goal is to bring people together to:
- build professional capabilities in trade
- elevate the profile of trade
- advocate the benefits and opportunities of trade
- facilitate networking
- improve the performance and success of companies in global trade
- boost the efficiency of trade processes.
Featured GTPA Member
Ziyaad Ebrahim, GTP
Ziyaad has close to fifteen years of experience in international trade and development.He joined the World Trade Organization (WTO) after serving 12 years in various positions within the Government of Seychelles, where he comes from.
During his time in the Government of Seychelles, he was directly involved in trade, investment and general economic policy formulation and implementation.He also has experience on WTO accession and was involved in FTA negotiations with the European Union and within the Eastern and Southern African region. He has also worked with international organisations such as the IMF, World Bank and the African Development Bank on Structural Adjustment Programmes, private sector and MSME development initiatives including gender empowerment projects.
In his current role with the WTO, he coordinates the work of the WTO LDC Group in the ongoing trade negotiations.He also monitors and assists LDC participation in specific areas of the negotiations which include Special and Differential Treatment (S&DT), fisheries subsidies, trade facilitation and LDC accession negotiations.
He is fluent in English and has working knowledge of French.
Ziyaad was one of the first people globally to be certified as a Global Trade Professional in the area of Trade Management.