Belmopan, Monday, August 30, 2021.

The Belize Trade and Investment Development Service (BELTRAIDE) signed a contribution agreement with the High Commission of Canada to Belize under the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CLFI), a fund that finances projects designed to promote gender equality and empowerment of women and girls, human rights, democracy and governance, peace and security, climate action, and economic growth. 

The High Commission of Canada will contribute CAD$ 21,282.45 (approximately BZD $35,000) to BELTRAIDE to support the project “Female Entrepreneurship Program: Strengthening the economic empowerment and leadership skills of 20 women cacao farmers in Southern Belize through a Train of Trainers Program, advisory, and mentorship support” which aims to improve the competencies and economic empowerment and leadership skills of 20 women cacao farmers in the Toledo District, Belize throughout  a 6-month period.

The specific objectives are:

  1. To develop a Train the Trainers’ program for 20 women cacao farmers who will receive technical assistance, tools, and generate knowledge for business innovation throughout 11 weeks.
  2. To provide advisory and mentorship to 20 women cacao entrepreneurs throughout the six-month period and to transfer knowledge to other women over the medium to long term.
  3. To transfer knowledge to 40 women cacao farmers within Toledo over the medium to long-term.

The agreement was signed by Dr. Leroy Almendarez, Executive Director of BELTRAIDE and Rita Rudaitis-Renaud, the High Commissioner of Canada to Belize.

For more information, please feel free to contact us: Belize Trade and Investment Development Service (BELTRAIDE) 3401 Mountain View Boulevard, Suite 201, City of Belmopan, Cayo District, Belize Tel: 822-3737 or Email:

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Content Developer Officer

Belize Trade and Investment Development Service


Project Description

Micro, Small, Medium, Enterprises (MSMEs) are significant for income generation, employment and livelihoods, especially for women and youths. One of the Belize Trade and Investment Development Service (BELTRAIDE) core functions is create economic prosperity though entrepreneurial development, business innovation, and competitiveness.  In order to meet this objective, BELTRAIDE is currently implementing the Building Resilient MSMES Accelerating Digitization Project which is financed by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

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PROCUREMENT NOTICE: 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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Vacancy | Training Facilitator at BTEC/BELTRAIDE


Training Facilitator

Belize Training & ​Employment Centre

Belize Trade and Investment Development Service (BELTRAIDE)

Primary Function

The Training facilitator is responsible to develop, coordinate and facilitate training workshops and seminars. He/she creates and delivers training and education programs in formal and informal settings for adult learners. Continue reading “Vacancy | Training Facilitator at BTEC/BELTRAIDE”

Vacancy | Human Resources Manager


Human Resources Manager

Belize Trade and Investment Development Service (BELTRAIDE)

Primary Function

At BELTRAIDE, we believe that our employees are our greatest strength. We are looking for a Human Resources Manager that is committed to recruiting the best-fit employees and providing our staff members with an exceptional work experience. From the moment an employee is hired until the time they leave the organization, we want employees to be productively engaged in their jobs. Our ideal candidate will be skilled in leading and managing, recognition, training and training need assessment, strengthening performance management systems, and employee relations in a manner that helps BELTRAIDE retain staff members over the long term and builds BELTRAIDE’s brand and its organizational capabilities. We are proud of the diversity in our workplace and our Human Resources Manager is tasked with ensuring that organizational culture welcomes and nurtures diversity and create an environment conducive to personal and organizational growth. To excel in this role, the ideal candidate should have experience as a Human Resources Manager or other senior roles in a human resource team.  The Human Resources Manager’s duty station will be the Headquarters in Belmopan and reports directly to the Executive Director of BELTRAIDE. Continue reading “Vacancy | Human Resources Manager”

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