Supporting Lebanese companies by increasing their export readiness

Lebanon Export Academy is the first export training center and online academy dedicated to equipping Lebanese businesses with the needed skills to sustain their operations, enter new markets, and expand globally.

Applications are now closed.

Lebanon Export Academy in Brief

Lebanon Export Academy is the first-of-its-kind academy to equip Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) and cooperatives in Lebanon with the needed know-how to scale up their operations and increase their readiness to export.

The academy offers in-person and online classes along with self-paced courses on various topics related to export readiness, including how to write an export plan, conduct market research, understand export documentation and legal requirements, set export prices, and find suitable financing options among other topics.

Lebanon Export Academy is implemented by UNIDO and UNDP under the joint UN – Productive Sectors Development Program (PSDP), that 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.

In the first phase of the launching, the courses will be provided to companies and entrepreneurs from the Agriculture and Agri-food sectors; however, at a later stage, courses will be accessible for companies in other productive sectors including manufacturing, agriculture, ICT and technology and media, and telecommunication.

Beneficiaries

In the first phase, at least 70 MSMEs and cooperatives from the Agriculture and Agri-food sectors will benefit from the training, 40 of which will be women-led businesses.

Courses are designed in an accessible way for a variety of audiences from different academic and professional levels, targeting both early stage as well as established exporters.

Companies can subscribe to course packages or take individual courses depending on their needs.

Self-paced courses will also be available to give busy executives access at their convenient times.

Key Objectives

Increase capacity of MSMEs to scale up and expand across borders
Increasing the capacity of Lebanese MSMEs to scale up and expand across borders.
Increase access to quality and affordable specialized and practical trainings to MSMEs
Increasing access to quality, affordable, specialized, and practical trainings for Lebanese MSMEs.
Enhance self-sufficiency in sectors that have potential for growth & regional expansion 
Enhancing self-sufficiency in sectors that have potential for growth and regional expansion.
Support the development of strong and resilient productive sectors in Lebanon

Supporting productive sectors in Lebanon with a focus on women-led businesses, agriculture and agri-food.

Support job creation and inclusive economic growth
Supporting job creation and inclusive economic growth in Lebanon.
Equip Lebanon with a world international standard learning hub and curricula
Equipping Lebanon with a world-class learning hub and curricula.
Be the first to benefit from the upcoming export training

Applications are now closed

Applications are open for registered MSMEs working in the Agri-food and Agriculture sectors, having at least three employees, and with a potential for growth and regional expansion.

You can also join the academy as a trainer and help Lebanese businesses sustain their operations, enter new markets, and expand globally.

Learn more and apply as trainer.

Lebanon Export Academy is funded through the generous contribution of the Government of Canada

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The Lebanon Export Academy is implemented by UNIDO and UNDP in partnership with Berytech, and is part of the Productive Sectors Development Program, a 3-year program funded through the generous contribution of the Government of Canada.

Meet The Team

Need more info?

If you have any questions or need information email us on amira.mourad@berytech.org

Contributing to SDGs

As a member of the Global Compact Network Lebanon, Berytech enacts the 10 principles of the UNGC and the Lebanon Export Academy falls under Berytech’s mission to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals.