Development and Implementation of a Capacity Building Programmes on Tourism in the EAC Partner States
Support to East African Market-Driven and People-Centred Integration (SEAMPEC)
DEVELOPING AND IMPLEMENTING A CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAMME ON TOURISM, THROUGH TRAININGS, WORKSHOPS AND OTHER MODALITLIES, IN ALL THE EAC PARTNER STATES
The “Support to East African Market-Driven and People-Centered Integration” programme (SEAMPEC) supports an East African Community (EAC) integration process that focuses on the needs of the private sector as well as on social aspects. It is steered by the EAC Secretariat and implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). SEAMPEC assists selected economic sectors in their implementation of regional agreements that improve framework conditions for increasing value-addition. Tourism is one of these sectors.
To support the recovery of the EAC tourism sector after a decline in international tourism due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the EAC Secretariat is undertaking initiatives to improve and refocus on promotion of domestic and regional tourism. This will be done among other interventions, through the skilling and training of the respective stakeholders at the different levels of the tourism sector, including MSMEs, women, youth and local communities, public officers and the media, so they are better prepared and strategically positioned to take advantage of the opportunities that will accrue as the sector reopens.
It is in this context, that GIZ wishes to engage a consultancy company, to develop together with the EAC Secretariat and other Partners, and implement a comprehensive capacity building work programme, for the identified stakeholders in the tourism sector, in all six EAC Partner States. The trainings will cover a diverse range of topics such as new product development and diversification, marketing and packaging, digital skilling, standards and regulatory requirements, COVID guidelines for reopening of the sector, among others. The trainings will be conducted through the different and appropriate formats including face to face and other online modalities, such as online training courses. The classes and sessions will be tailored to suit the different levels from operational/technical, to community leaders and public officers.
The consultancy firm should ideally have a readily available network of trainers and experts in all six EAC Partner States to ensure timely and coordinated trainings.
Interested candidates should request for detailed tender documents from email@example.com no later than 21st June 2021 and submit Technical and Financial proposals by email no later than 30th June 2021.