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Working Group Human Capacity Development


 Introduction of WG-HCD:

The stream of development that we witness in our world today has imposed the need for speedy changes. In this regard, training and education has been recognized as an efficient tool for developing knowledge and skills towards achieving an effective and successful development. Improved education/skills ultimately have better and efficient input which in turn will have a positive impact not only on the private and government organizations but also in the economy and then the region as a whole.

SAARC-TPN, supported with Technical Assistance by the Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), also focusses on Human Capacity Development (HCD) among others. Since the beginning of the project, it has been conducting various activities that help to enhance the skills and knowledge of its member organizations.

The SAARC-TPN is a network of 28 key public and private sector national and regional trade promoting institutions from all eight SAARC countries who through this networking platform work for the promotion of intra-regional trade.

As a first step in the capacity enhancement process, SAARC-TPN carried out HCD/Training Needs Assessment of the professionals of the partner organizations. Moving ahead from the assessment, a comprehensive HCD concept was conducted to understand the diverse need of the partners with different capacity and focus area. Furthermore, the concept also helped to create a long term vision relating in strengthening the internal capacities of all 28 partner organizations.

The idea here is to share the best practices from within and beyond 28 SAARC-TPN member organizations with regards to human resource development and replicate best practices whenever possible. The increase capacity will certainly help to increase efficiency in performance thereby improvement in the service delivery to the members and other relevant stakeholders.

The HCD concept has facilitated to identify possible partners for capacity development initiatives, suggested various areas of intervention as well as recommended several measures to implement HCD activities in the region.

WG-HCD members:


Bhutan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI)
Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC)
Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Sri Lanka (FCCISL)
Federation of Small & Medium Enterprise (FISME)
Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI)
SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI)
SAARC Chamber Women Entrepreneurs Council (SCWEC)

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