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III REGIONAL FORUM: WOMEN DOING BUSINESS IN CENTRAL AMERICA


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City of Belmopan, November 17, 2021. The Central American Centre for the Promotion of Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (CENPROMYPE) with the support of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and the International Organization for Migration (OIM), will be hosting the III REGIONAL FORUM: WOMEN DOING BUSINESS IN CENTRAL AMERICA on November 18 and 19, 2021 in San Salvador, El Salvador.

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Female Cacao Farmers attend Entrepreneurship Workshop


The Belize Trade and Investment Development Service (BELTRAIDE) with funding from the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI), is currently implementing the Female Entrepreneurship Program (FEP) to strengthen the economic empowerment and leadership skills of 20 women cacao farmers in the Toledo District. The methodology of this project was transferred to BELTRAIDE from El Salvador’s counterpart, Comisión Nacional de la Micro y Pequeña Empresa (CONAMYPE) through the Regional Center for the Promotion of Micro and Small Enterprises (CENPROMYPE). BELTRAIDE adopted and tailored the FEP Methodology to the women and country’s reality and needs, and piloted the first FEP in 2019 graduating 13 business women from various industries. 

The second cohort of the program started on October 12 & 13, 2021 with 20 Cacao Women farmers who are being trained, advised, and mentored through a “Train the Trainers” program that will provide them with technical assistance, tools, and generate knowledge for business innovation throughout 11 weeks. The women have been divided into two (2) groups of 10 women each to social distance and adhere to COVID-19 Health Protocols. Thereafter BELTRAIDE will monitor through follow-ups the transfer of knowledge from the 20 trainees to other 40 women cacao farmers and female cacao farmers within Toledo.

Women will receive business technical skills but also knowledge for women empowerment in Women Human Rights & Gender Equality at Work and Basic Financial Literacy. These trainings will provide women with skills to manage their personal rights and household finances as well as to develop and manage entrepreneurial activities. Other topics will be covered based on assessment of participants such as Computer for Everyday Life and Introduction to Customer Discovery and Validation.

BELTRAIDE is implementing this program in partnership with the Toledo Cacao Growers Association (TCGA) to empower women on gender equality and entrepreneurship within the cacao industry.. Other supporters include the National Women’s Commission and the Toledo Mayan Council, and the Toledo Teacher’s Credit Union.

FEP creates a space for women to collaborate, generate knowledge and innovation, and develop and validate business models in a participative and dynamic manner. Participants of this program will be able to identify business opportunities and, through the adjustment of solutions and/or products, respond to market needs. This experience will increase their ability to interact effectively with buyers and potential buyers and engage in value chain upgrading where feasible.

MOU Signed Between BELTRAIDE and DFC


PRESS RELEASE

MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING SIGNED BETWEEN

BELTRAIDE AND DFC

September 16, 2021, Belize City.  The Belize Trade and Investment Development Service (BELTRAIDE) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Development Financial Corporation (DFC) to collaborate on implementing the “BELIZE ENTERPRISE REVOLVING FUND” (BERF) Project, financed by the CARICOM Development Fund (CDF). This project aims to diversify the national economy of Belize by strengthening and improving the competitiveness of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), including those with export potential, through financing and technical assistance. 

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PROCUREMENT NOTICE: VIRTUAL MSME KNOWLEDGE CENTRE AND B2B PLATFORM



PROCUREMENT NOTICE

Government of Belize

BUILDING RESILIENT MSMES- ACCELERATING DIGITIZATION PROJECT

The Belize Trade and Investment Development Service (BELTRAIDE) has received a grant from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to assist BELTRAIDE in establishing national structures to support the accelerated digitization of MSMEs in Belize.

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BELTRAIDE introduces BTEC Training Calendar 2021-2022


BTEC Training Calendar – Click to enlarge

BTEC, the unit of BELTRAIDE responsible for job readiness and capacity building trainings, is proud to announce it’s first-ever Training Calendar for 2021-2022.

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