The Capacity Building on Development of Small and Medium Industry (Batch II), Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 31 July- 8 August, 2017



The International Training on the Development of Small and Medium Industries for Colombo Plan Member countries were jointly organized by the Government of Indonesia and the Colombo Plan from 31 July to 8 August 2017 at Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The training was hosted by the State Secretariat and the Ministry of Industries, Indonesia and partly funded by OPEC Funding for International Development (OFID) through Colombo Plan Secretariat.


The training was attended by 22 participants from 12 member countries who also developed an action plan for their own country for implementation in the years to come. The Organizers used both theoretical input sessions as well as field visits to evidence based practices in various locations of Indonesia to give a first hand experience on how to develop and maintain SMIs.


Dr. Thomas Scaria, Senior Programme Officer, Colombo Plan presented an overview of the Colombo Plan and  chaired the country presentations on their action plan, along with Mokhammed Fahrurozi, Director, Yane Widayanti, Coordinator,  Lia Mahananto, Aldi Triyanto and Indra Dilana, the officers in charge of the training programme.


Representing Secretary-General, Dr. Thomas Scaria gave the closing remarks and distributed certificates along with the chief guests from State Secretariat and the Ministry of Industries, Republic of Indonesia. The participants included Government officials from the Ministry of Industries and Entrepreneurs from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Iran, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea,  Sri Lanka and Vietnam.


Mr. Mokhamed Fahrurozi, Director (extreme left) attending the action plan presentations.

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