Ethiopia-EU CSF II engages in enhancing the leadership skills of SMEs

July 30, 2014 - The Addis Ababa Chamber of Commerce & Sectoral Associations (AACCSA) commences today a 3-day leadership skills training for SMEs managements and owners in Addis Ababa as part of the Ethiopia-EU CSF II supported project.
The training aims to enhance the participation of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in development and good governance as well as improve their capacity and competitiveness in the business world.
At the opening of the training the AACCSA Secretary Ato Getachew Regassa acknowledged the SMEs limitations in leadership and noted that the training is expected to enhance the leadership skills of managements, identify their challenges and solutions, and improve partnerships with relevant stakeholders.
The association provides support to SMEs particularly for women engaged in business. One such beneficiary is W/ro Berke engaged in weaving business. W/ro Berke is grateful for the support her association receives from the AACCSA. "I want to thank AACCSA for reaching out to associations like us run by disabled women. I don't have much experience or skills in leadership and look forward to learn more from the training and improve the competitiveness of our association."
The CSF II funded 2-year project of the AACCSA will strengthen the constituency base and organisational capacities of business, professional and sectoral associations, as well as increase the number of women, SME owners/leaders, handicrafts owners and entrepreneurs’ involvement in the leadership of associations.