The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and Federation of German Industries have started training East African business founders and leaders on the budding skills and capacity building.
The two German institutions in partnership with the East African Community and East African Business Council (EABC) and its regional member organizations have gathered business leaders from Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda and South Sudan in Kampala for a two days experience sharing and learning.
The training under the theme; “Creating Perspectives: Business for Development for Development is aimed at promoting business partnerships between Small and Medium Enterprises focusing on the existing market in the region and beyond.
The German Cooperation (GIZ) Regional Transformation and Economic Development head, Dr. Gerd Meier Kocker said at the training on Wednesday that companies are facing new challenges which require bringing the right the people to create solutions.
“Many companies have been created and all aiming to reach their goals. New challenges have emerged in today’s business environment and the right people with the right skills are imperative for the success,” said Dr. Gerd.
The East African Community Secretary General representative, Charles Omusana stated at the same event that traders in the region need training and mentoring.
“Our traders need to be supported mainly in the areas of training, mentoring and market access for them to achieve their full potentials,” said Omusana.
East African traders are being linked to their counterparts in German to fully realize their potentials.