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

Commitment Date

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)