TitleLocal Economic Development in Selected High Mountain Regions - Training of Coaches and Business Management Training
Type of projectSME/Entrepreneurship Development
ClientDeutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Eschborn, Germany
Origin of fundingGerman Government through GIZ

In the framework of TRIGGER II, BMZ funds the Project “Local Economic Development in Selected High Mountain Regions”, in the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region (GBAO) in the eastern part of Tajikistan. This project aims to support the local economy, leading to create sufficient and sustainable conditions for generating self-employment or dependent work for young people in GBAO with a special focus on the agriculture and transport sector. The project is working on fruits and vegetable value chains, dairy, sea-buckthorn, and beekeeping value chains and the target beneficiaries are MSMEs, small-scale farmers and Self-Help Structures (SHS) in the form of producer groups. With project support, a new Centre for Entrepreneurship was established and operates since May 2021. This centre works closely with start-ups and MSME including smallholder farmers on different business topics.

The assignment implemented by PEM Consult in cooperation with CEFE International carried out capacity building measures for this centre and its implementing partners. This covered direct trainings for leading companies in GBAO as well as training of business coaches. The provided services covered training and coaching for two primary target groups in the following fields:

Target Group A: MSMEs

  • Marketing and Branding
  • Business and Finance Modelling

Target Group B: Coaches

  • Practical training on real cases from target group A.
  • Post training facilitation and coaching of coaches