Support To The Economic Partnership Agreement (Epa) Implementation Plan In Botswana

Awareness: GIZ and their partners strengthen the knowledge and skills of the private sector and civil society to exploit the potential of economic partnership agreements and minimize risks, for example through export support measures tailored to the specific needs of different regions. Programme to support technical education and training reforms in Botswana (2019-2022) – This programme supports the development and harmonization of the education and technical and vocational training (TVET) system in Botswana. It aims to address the disparity between the skills generated by the education system and labour market requirements, which is a frantic factor in private sector development and job creation in Botswana. For the third part of the 2019 annual action programme for the countries of East Africa, Southern Africa and the Indian Ocean, the European Union, as part of its cooperation with ACP countries, is making available a contribution of 73 million euros under the 11th European Development Fund (EDF). The funds are divided between the regional food and food security programme in the Indian Ocean region ($16 million), support for EPA implementation plans in Botswana ($6 million), support for CEPOL implementation plans in Namibia ($6 million), economic development of Kenya`s coastal region “Go Blue” ($25 million), and regional red sea security program ($20 million). Monitoring and results of the measures: the project organises and commissions technical know-how and studies and proposes dialogue forums to discuss the implementation of participatory monitoring systems. In addition, the project supports the deployment of the systems. Support for Botswana and the EU for job creation and the investment climate (2020-2026) – This programme will help the government implement the roadmap for business reform and the “action plan” through stakeholder dialogue, analysis of the legal/regulatory framework, simplification of the licensing/licensing system and development of online administration services. It will also support the development of ecotourism by focusing on community-based, economically viable and efficiently managed ecotourism, conservation and cultural heritage areas, strengthening the capacity of existing and potential ecotourism operators, addressing legal constraints and over-regulation of the tourism sector.

Botswana benefits from regional support programmes, including regional trade and economic integration, peace and security, regional stability, natural resource management, migration and industrialization under the EU`s regional indicative programme for East Africa, Southern Africa and the Indian Ocean (2014-2020). The CDAA Regional Strategic Development Plan is a 15-year strategic roadmap that provides strategic direction for achieving CDIC`s long-term social and economic goals.

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