The first and second cycles of the Lebanon Export Academy (LEA) proved a major success as it graduated its first cohort of 21 SMEs and from its second batch with 29 SMEs operating in the agriculture and agri-food sectors, noting that 80% of those businesses were women-led. The academy provided them with comprehensive training in export-readiness tools with top-tier professionals in several sectors.
The Programme is now open for its Third cycle, reserved for a limited number of applicants.
The Lebanon Export Academy (LEA) is Lebanon’s first export training center and online academy, aimed at supporting MSMEs, cooperatives, and social enterprises in the agriculture and agri-food sectors, with a focus on women-led MSMEs, become export-ready and access international markets, which will help create jobs and support the nation’s supporting livelihood, economic recovery, and growth.
The Lebanon Export Academy, implemented by UNIDO and UNDP Lebanon in partnership with Berytech, is part of the Productive Sectors Development Programme (#PSDP) generously funded by the Government of Canada under the joint UN – Productive Sectors Development Programme (PSDP), which aims to support gender-responsive job creation and economic opportunities in the agriculture and agri-food sectors, prioritizing women and female youth in disadvantaged areas.
Learn about the Programme here: https://www.lebanonexportacademy.com/