We were involved in several programmes of Centre for the Promotion of Imports from developing countries (CBI), which is part of the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO). These are some of our activities for RVO and CBI:
Programme management support
We helped programme managers design and implement programmes and projects, such as CBI’s cocoa programme in Liberia and Sierra Leone.
Training and coaching on sustainable business
We provided training and coaching on sustainable business to companies in developing countries, such as Egypt, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Ethiopia and Pakistan. We helped them develop ambitious CSR plans and strategies.
Facilitation of workshops and conferences
For CBI, we chaired meetings on many different sectors, such as cotton, fish and seafood, motion control, garments, footwear, tea, honey, processed fruits and vegetables, and natural ingredients for health products. We also facilitated CBI peer groups, bringing together representatives from the European private sector (importers, wholesalers, retailers etc.), trade associations, research institutions and sector experts to share views and experiences on key market and trade trends and developments.
Tailored intelligence for companies in developing countries
Rupa Ganguli and Bart Slob did research on the market opportunities for shapewear and beachwear from Colombia, as part of CBI’s portfolio of tailored intelligence products on export opportunities to European markets.