Second Edition of Dutch Export Academy In Full Swing


Second Edition of Dutch Export Academy In Full Swing

The Second edition of the Dutch export Academy was officially opened by the Dutch Ambassador to Ghana H.E. Ron Strikker on Tuesday, 6th November 2018 at the Ghana Innovation Hub, locate in the Accra Digital Centre. The program welcomed participants, embassy staff and guests from various regulatory bodies. Speaking at the opening, the ambassador stressed on the importance of the academy due to the strong export relations between Ghana and the Netherlands. Also speaking that morning on international trade relations between the two countries was general Manager of GNBCC, Mr. Tjalling Wiarda who invited the participants to take advantage of the membership of the business council to strengthen their business and trade ties with the Netherlands. The academy is scheduled to close on the 23rd of November with a certification ceremony at the Dutch Embassy.

The Dutch Export Academy

The Dutch Export Academy is a program of the Netherlands Embassy in Ghana, implemented by the Ghana Netherlands Business and Culture Council (GNBCC) and MDF West Africa. It is a training program for Ghanaian SMEs who wish to start or improve the export of their products to the Netherlands and the EU.

The participants are a group of 30 entrepreneurs from various sectors such as agriculture, food processing, design, fashion, and logistics. They are following a five-day training program at the Ghana Innovation Hub, provided by professional trainers and many guest speakers from relevant institutes such as Ghana Export Promotion Authority (GEPA), EXIM Bank Ghana, Food and Drug Authority (FDA) and Plan Protection and Regulatory Services Department (PPRSD). They will receive training and information on topics such as: Export Planning, Export Process and Documentation, Product Packaging and Design, Marketing & Branding, Finance & Investment and more. 

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