Market Access Workshop for Kyrgyzstan's Handicrafts Industry

June 5, 2011 - June 8, 2011
Kygryz women taking part in a development exercise

As part of its program to expand small and medium sized businesses and increase opportunity for women and rural citizens of Kyrgyzstan, CLDP conducted a small business market access training for the crafts industry of Kyrgyzstan form June 5 - 8 in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. The four-day training included approximately 40 Kyrgyzstani artisan businesses, cooperatives, and community development organizations.  During the first two days of the program, two international experts in artisan business development lead a led participants through a market access workshop, including a series of case studies and exercises designed to increase market readiness and export capacity.  Following the workshop, the advisors conducted two days of site visits to the production facilities and design studios of select Kyrgyzstani handicrafts producers to conduct follow-up evaluations of previously held CLDP programs in the sector and provide individual advising to the participants. 

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