Training of Facilitators on the ASEAN SME Academy, 7 – 8 November 2016, Phnom Penh Cambodia

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 07/11/2016 - 08/11/2016
8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Location
Raffles Hotel Le Royal

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The US-ASEAN Competitiveness through Trade and Investment program (ACTI), in collaboration with the US ASEAN Business Alliance and ASEAN Coordinating Committee on Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (ACCMSME) organized a two-day Training of Trainers course to promote access to and usage of the online ASEAN SME Academy in Phnom Penh on November 7, 2016. USAID Cambodia Mission Director Polly Dunford delivered opening remarks and His Excellency Cham Prasidh, Senior Minister of Industry and Handicrafts provided the keynote speech. Photo: USAID/Michael Gebremedhin.

Training Background

In May, ASEAN launched the ASEAN SME Academy (Academy) as an open-access, online training platform for SMEs in ASEAN. The Academy includes some 50 training courses and around 350 web-links to business information of direct interest and relevance to SMEs. ASEAN established the Academy to enhance SMEs’ ability to access financial products, regional and international markets, information and advisory services, and technology and innovation.

In an effort to spread the word about the Academy, ASEAN is organizing a series of training programs for business service providers around the region. The course is targeted at trade and entrepreneur associations, educational institutions, the private sector companies, and government agencies supporting SME development. Participants of the course are expected to provide training on Academy usage and access to the SMEs within their own networks.

The US-ASEAN Competitiveness through Trade and Investment program (ACTI), in collaboration with the US ASEAN Business Alliance and ASEAN Coordinating Committee on Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (ACCMSME) organized a two-day Training of Trainers course to promote access to and usage of the online ASEAN SME Academy in Phnom Penh on November 7, 2016. USAID Cambodia Mission Director Polly Dunford delivered opening remarks and His Excellency Cham Prasidh, Senior Minister of Industry and Handicrafts provided the keynote speech. Photo: USAID/Michael Gebremedhin.

USAID Cambodia Mission Director Polly Dunford delivered opening remarks and His Excellency Cham Prasidh, Senior Minister of Industry and Handicrafts provided the keynote speech.

Training Topics

The two-day training of facilitators program aims to produce capable individuals to provide further training to the SMEs within their own networks and promote further growth of SMEs in the country. As such, the Academy is an important tool for promoting entrepreneurship in ASEAN.

The first day of the ToF program will examine the courses available on the Academy, many of which have been supplied by Fortune 500 company members of US-ASEAN Business Alliance for Competitive SMEs (Business Alliance). Information resources as well as the user forums of the Academy will be the focus in the second day.

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The training will be highly interactive and include activities to optimize learning outcomes. ToT participants will review both the theory and practice of Academy courses, identify good practices in training approaches, and work with US-ACTI to establish a network of Academy trainers.

Training Materials

download-blueParticipant’s Guidebook – Khmer

download-blueParticipant’s Guidebook – English

download-bluePresentation Slides – English

download-bluePresentation Slides – Khmer

download-blueASEAN SME Academy Video