Capacity Building for Cooperation in in North-East Asia

GIZ Programme Support for Economic Cooperation in Sub-Regional Initiatives in Asia

GIZ SCSI facilitates two Trainings for GTI in Beijing and Ulaanbaatar

From September 22-23, SCSI hosted a training in Beijing to enhance the communication capacity for the Secretariat of the Greater Tumen Initiative (GTI). Participants that attended the workshop included GTI Secretariat staff, as well as representatives of the Chinese Ministry of Commerce and the Russian Federation’s Trade Mission. As successful regional economic cooperation within the Greater Tumen Region depends on effective communication between national focal points and the GTI Secretariat, SCSI invited trainer Karsten Weitzenegger to mentor the workshop and to present participants with a broad range of communication tools. After assessing the challenges of communications among the GTI Secretariat, the National Coordinators and other stakeholders, the participants actively engaged in elaborating new concepts to take effective measures towards building communication capacity.

From September 26-27, a training on proposal writing for Mongolian GTI Focal Points followed in Ulaanbaatar. Based on the positive feedback from a similar training last year this event brought together participants from many of the ministries and government agencies involved in GTI cooperation such as the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Agriculture, and the Development Bank of Mongolia as well as representatives of provincial governments. Through sessions on proposal writing as such and input on the particularities of guidelines and regulations of proposing projects within the GTI framework provided by officer Mr. Batkhuyag Baldangombo from the GTI Secretariat, the training provided the opportunity for the participants to exchange information about Mongolia’s engagement in the GTI framework.

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Sub-Regional Initiatives play an increasingly important role in Asia’s regional economic cooperation and integration. They help countries to overcome the limitations of domestic markets and foster inclusive development, both by boosting economic growth and by providing the resources for appropriate policies. The GIZ SCSI Programme supports regional stakeholders with the aim to strengthen selected core processes of regional economic cooperation and integration and to contribute to a sustainable and inclusive economic development in the region. More:

Source: GIZ Connect Asia Newsletter