Regional: SASEC HRD and Capacity Building in Tourism Sector

This human resource development (HRD) technical assistance contributed to strengthening capacity of subregional and national centers of excellence by creating a common minimum training program and HRD strategies for tourism sectors in Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. It also established a web-based mechanism for networking to enable greater private sector participation.


PROJECT DETAILS

Approval

Funding Type

Country

Sector

Status

Total Cost

23 Dec 2004

Technical Assistance

Regional

Industry and Trade

Closed

$600,000

KEY OUTPUTS

Series of training of trainers workshops conducted to enhance skills of base-level tourism service providers (tier I), and hospitality and tour operations (tier II) to a common minimum level

Advanced skills (tier III) training for marketing, communication, and project management conducted

Website for information dissemination and HRD networking established

FINANCING

$600,000 (Asian Development Bank, financed through the Japan Special Fund)