EU - Belarus Private Sector Development Programme was launched in Minsk

This week we had a great start, delivering the first training element of Competitiveness Reinforcement Initiative in Minsk, Belarus. The 12 month training project is part of European Union - Belarus Private Sector Development Programme managed by the World Bank Group. We have joined forces with consulting firm Competitiveness to bring practical cluster development expertise to the initiative.

We are working with a fantastic group of policy makers, entrepreneurs and business support organisations. So looking forward to future training sessions.

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Strategic analysis and regional prosperity at the 2019 Competitiveness Summer School

The Foundation’s annual Competitiveness Summer School ended up on a high note on Friday June 21st. Taking place at IESE business School the 2019 edition of the event gathered participants from selected governmental bodies and economic development institutions hailing from five continents. During the learning-intensive week the class was given to work in team over topics related to Value Chain reinforcement, competitiveness excellence management and organizational change, to name a few.

After five days of mind-provoking debates and interactions with both renowned professors and international experts, training participants left Barcelona, going back to their respective workplaces in Botswana, Ecuador, Jordan, Ivory Coast, Spain, United Kingdom and Uzbekistan. We wish them success in applying the tools studied in class. Strategic analysis serving regional prosperity : that is what the Foundation’s annual Competitiveness Summer School is all about.

Successful closing of the Gas Value Chain Reinforcement initiative

Libreville, May the 28th, 2019. The Initiative “Natural Gas in Gabon” concluded on a very high note for its 3rd Public Meeting. The event brought together more than 70 professionals from the main actors of the national Oil & Gas and energy landscape : the Oil & Gas operators came in number with companies such as Total, ENI, Perenco or Assala, to name a few, while the major Ministries of the country were also represented.

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During the meeting an action plan was presented aiming at laying the foundation of the best energy mix that is likely to fill the energy deficit of the country. The plan created the consensus among the attendance and raised many hopes for the future.

Financed by the World Bank under the Program for the Promotion of Investment and Competitiveness (PPIC) the initiative has been implemented by the National Investment Promotion Agency (ANPI-Gabon) in collaboration with the General Secretariat of the Government and the Directorate General of Hydrocarbons.