The academy’s main goal is to support local MSMEs and Cooperatives in the productive sectors amidst the economic and financial crisis by increasing their competitiveness. It is the country’s first export training center and online academy, and its focus in the first phase is to enable at least 70 MSMEs from the Agriculture and Agri-food sectors, 40 of which are women-led enterprises, to improve their export readiness and assist them in reaching foreign markets therefore contributing to job creation and the country’s economic recovery and growth.
The Lebanon Export Academy is implemented by UNIDO and UNDP in partnership with Berytech, as part of the Productive Sectors Development Program, a 3-year program funded through the generous contribution of the Government of Canada.
The Training Courses
There will be three training packages and over ten courses available to address the issues that Lebanese businesses face when pursuing exporting. Courses are designed to be accessible to a wide range of audiences from various backgrounds. Depending on their needs, enterprises can subscribe to course bundles or take specific courses. Online and in-person courses will be available, as for self-paced courses, they will be accessible for busy professionals to learn at their own pace.
Who can apply?
You are encouraged to apply to the Export Training center and Online Academy trainings if you are an established MSME or Cooperative registered in Lebanon with at least three employees, working in the agri-food manufacturing and agriculture sectors.
You can also apply as a trainer if you have at least three years of hands-on experience in one of the following export development or promotion topics: Export Readiness, Market Intelligence, Export Financing & Financial Management, Quality Requirements and Standards, Export Procedures, Freight and logistics, Export Marketing, Branding & Positioning. Additional requirements are to have the ability to communicate effectively in English and Arabic, a bachelor’s degree in economics, business, trade, marketing, law or agri-food related field, and at least 5 to 8 years of practical working experience in delivering business related courses.
Details and application forms are available on this link: https://berytech.org/programs/lebanon-export-academy/