Tajik Artisans meet to discuss European best practices within the EU funded project (17/06/2014)

Dushanbe, 17 June 2014 - The European Fair Trade alternative market, the diamond industry of Antwerp (Belgium), the EU policies in favor of Small and Medium-sized enterprises, the strategies of the Islamic Republic of Iran for promoting domestic handicraft on foreign markets,  the International Handicraft Trade Fair of Florence (Italy). These and other topics will light up the exchange of views that will take place at the Ismaili Center of Dushanbe on Wednesday, 18 June 2014, 10:00 am, and will engage more than 20 craftsmen, together with representatives from State Authorities, entrepreneurs and Business Intermediary Organizations (BIOs).

A recently undertaken Study Tour will give the opportunity to the Union of Craftsmen of Tajikistan (UCT) and the National Association of Small and Medium Businesses (NASMB) to share and discuss ideas, contacts and good practices arisen from their 8-day European mission between Netherlands, Belgium and Italy. An informal debate will be encouraged, so as to identify concrete patterns that, following the European model, could be successfully applied also in Tajikistan handicraft and small businesses sectors.

The Study Tour -so as it is this informal exchange of views- is part of the 2-year project “Handicraft and Business through Regional Integration and Fair Trade Market”, funded by the European Union under the Central Asia Invest Program.

The project, co-funded and implemented by the Italian NGO Cesvi in Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan, will reinforce the cooperation among these two Central Asia countries, contributing to the development of their private sectors with a specific focus on the handicraft sector.

For further information, please, contact: Marco Alfieri, Cesvi Project Manager: +992 224 67 28. E-mail: marcoalfieri@cesvioverseas.org

A project implemented by:

Cesvi Tajikistan
30 Buzurgzoda st.
734003, Dushanbe    
Tel: +992 224 67  28
e-mail: tajikistan@cesvioverseas.org

Union of Craftsmen of Tajikistan (UCT)
Aini st. 15, Dushanbe, Republic of Tajikistan
Tel: +992 (917) 034349
e-mail: anisa.sabiri@gmail.com 
National Association of Small and Medium Enterprises of the Republic of Tajikistan (NASMB)
Firdavsi st.,  734003, Dushanbe, Republic of Tajikistan
Tel:  ( + 992  44) 625 00 08
e-mail: info@namsb.tj

Bishkek Business Club
40/1, Togolok Moldo Street, Bishkek,, Kyrgyzstan
Tel: (+996 312) 93 55 81
е-mail: office@bdk.kg

PromoFirenze, Special Agency of the Chamber of Commerce of Florence
Via del Castello D'Altafronte, 11 - 50122 Firenze – Italy
Tel. +39 055 267141
e-mail: laura.tettamanti@promofirenze.it