Capacity Building on Enhancing Small and Medium Industries, Bali, 23-28, October, 2016


Bali, Indonesia: The Ministry of State Secretariat in collaboration with the Ministry of Industry, Government of Indonesia and Colombo Plan Secretariat has conducted an International training  on Enhancing the Development of Small and Medium Industry in Bali, Indonesia from 23-28 October, 2016.


Participants from 12 countries including 19 officials from  Bangladesh, Bhutan, Fiji, Indonesia,  Maldives, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Lao PDR, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, and Sri Lanka took part in the training. The training was designed in such a way as to combine both theory and practice. Besides theoretical sessions on developing SMIs, the participants also visited some best examples of entrepreneurship including Bali Spa Factory, Bali Creative Industry Center and the Jenggala Keramik Bali as part of exposure to best practices.


Participants developed an action plan for their own respective countries in line with the training inputs and presented at the end of the programme. The Secretary General of the Colombo Plan, H.E. Kinley Dorji  addressed the participants at the closing ceremony  and suggested   to integrate the best practices of  what they have learnt and seen into their own national action needs/ plans, relevant to their country.


The Secretary General also recommended promoting entrepreneurship among young people by planning long term skills development training programmes with minimum 2-3 weeks duration and limit short term programmes to only policy level officers. He also suggested to enrol more participants from the host country.


Mr. Mukhammad Fahrurozi, the Head of Division of South-South Technical and Triangular Cooperation, Ministry of State Secretariat and Mr. Bambang Irianto, the Head of Law and Cooperation Division, Ministry of Industry took part in the closing ceremony along with the Secretary General.


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