Project Title

Growing Indigenous Business Through Trade Phase III 

Project Year

2024   

Project Number

SMEWG_03_2024S 

Project Session

   

Project Type

Self-Funded 

Project Status

Project in Implementation   
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Project No.

SMEWG_03_2024S 

Project Title

Growing Indigenous Business Through Trade Phase III 

Project Status

Project in Implementation 

Fund Account

Self-Funded 

Project Year

2024 

Sponsoring Forum

Small and Medium Enterprises Working Group (SMEWG) 

Topics

Small and Medium Enterprises 

Committee

SOM Steering Committee on Economic and Technical Cooperation (SCE) 

Other Fora Involved

 

Other Non-APEC Stakeholders Involved

 

Proposing Economy(ies)

Australia 

Co-Sponsoring Economies

Canada; Chile; Mexico; Papua New Guinea; Peru; Philippines; Chinese Taipei 

Expected Start Date

01/05/2024 

Expected Completion Date

31/12/2025 

Project Proponent Name 1

Arnold Jorge 

Job Title 1

Chief Executive Officer 

Organization 1

Export Council of Australia 

Postal Address 1

Not Applicable 

Telephone 1

+61 424191311 

Fax 1

Not Applicable 

Email 1

arnoldjorge@export.org.au  

Project Proponent Name 2

Not Applicable 

Job Title 2

Not Applicable 

Organization 2

Not Applicable 

Postal Address 2

Not Applicable 

Telephone 2

Not Applicable 

Fax 2

Not Applicable 

Email 2

Not Applicable 

Declaration

Arnold Jorge 

Project Cost (US$)

$226,000.00 

Project Summary

The Growing Indigenous Business Through Trade initiative seeks to  respond to the priorities of Ministers responsible for Small and Medium Enterprises to create “pathways to growth for MSMEs, including empowering MSMEs in regional and global markets through access to global value chains and through digital tools and technologies, which expand opportunities for MSMEs owned or led by individuals with untapped economic potential, such as women, Indigenous Peoples as appropriate, persons with disabilities, and those from remote and rural communities”. This project seeks to create awareness and build the capacity of Indigenous entrepreneurs to engage and realise the benefits from international trade, including through global value chains or direct exports. Growing Indigenous Business Through Trade Phases I and II, delivered through the SMEWG, demonstrated the merits of such efforts (including enhancing brands, reaching new customers, and protecting intellectual property).  They generated interest in locally run export-ready courses.  Being export-ready means having knowledge of the fundamental concepts and practices of doing business across borders. 

In Growing Indigenous Business through Trade Phase III, participants will undertake an export-ready self-assessment prior to commencing training. This phase will follow a ‘train-the-trainer’ approach to ensure the benefits of the project extend beyond immediate workshop participants.  Some of these potential participants will be assisted in delivering subsequent local export-ready courses for Indigenous businesses and entrepreneurs within their communities. Phase III will involve in-person sessions in Chile; Mexico; Papua New Guinea; Peru and the Philippines, with the participation of Indigenous business leaders from Australia.  In addition, online mentoring, an information portal, and connections with previous participants will be important components of the project.

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Other Fora Involved

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Co-Sponsoring Economies

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Job Title 1

Organization 1

Postal Address 1

Telephone 1

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Project Summary

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