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Forthcoming: Collaborative leadership for regional economic development
24 Jun 2015 - 13:00
Presented by UCT’s Graduate School of Development Policy and Practice (GSDPP) in collaboration with the Economies of Regions Learning Network (ERLN) and the Government Technical Advisory Centre (GTAC) in the National Treasury.
Regional economic development requires actions beyond any single sphere of government and beyond any single sector. As such there is no single entity responsible for, or with authority over, regional economic development. Instead it requires skills in collaborative leadership linking spheres, sector and stakeholders together around a common economic agenda.
Value chains provide important opportunities for regional economic development, job creation, economic growth and business development. Agriculture plays a key role in supporting livelihoods; strategic interventions, from both the public and private sector, can provide opportunities to link agricultural activities to higher-value markets and related agro-food value chain activities.
The purpose of the training is to enhance participants’ collaborative leadership skills and their application in the thematic context of value chains. The training will also focus on the technical skills required in the public sector to understand, manage and grow value chains, with a specific focus on the agro-food value chain.
The course will take place from 24-26 August in Somerset West.
Who should apply?
Senior management officials tasked with supporting the value chain process, and preferably the agro-food value chain.
For more information contact Hannah Diaz at Hannah.firstname.lastname@example.org