Linking Central American Women Business Enterprises with the Global Gifts and Home Decoration Market is financed by the European Union (EU), within the framework of the Central American Regional Economic Integration (INTEC) project.
The Member States of the European Union have decided to link together their know-how, resources and destinies. Together, they have built a zone of stability, democracy and sustainable development whilst maintaining cultural diversity, tolerance and individual freedoms. The European Union is committed to sharing its achievements and its values with countries and peoples beyond its borders.
In Central America, the regional cooperation program focuses on three sectors: regional economic integration, security and the rule of law, mitigation and adaptation to climate change and disaster management.
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2. Implementing partners
SIECASIECA, as a leading regional institution of the sub-system of economic integration, is responsible for the general coordination of the INTEC Programme. SIECA facilitates dialogue and coordination amongst the different stakeholders to guarantee an effective implementation of the programme and follow-up of its results.
Local implementing partners
COSTA RICACámara de Industrias de Costa Rica (CICR)The Cámara de Industrias de Costa Rica, CICR, is a business organisation that promotes sustainable development for productive sectors. The Chamber works to strengthen the Costa Rican industry, to promote its successful performance in the context of globalization and to ensure the continuity of its valuable contribution to national development.EL SALVADOROrganismo Promotor de Exportaciones e Inversiones de El Salvador (PROESA)The Organismo Promotor de Exportaciones e Inversiones de El Salvador (PROESA) is a state institution with the objective to articulate and coordinate the national public-private system of export promotion and facilitation, investments and public-private partnerships, as well as to promote the country brand, monitor the business climate and present proposals for improvement: contributing to economic growth, the generation of better employment opportunities and national development.GUATEMALAAsociación de Exportadores de Guatemala (AGEXPORT)The Asociación de Exportadores de Guatemala (AGEXPORT) is a business organisation that contributes to the growth of exports by implementing processes and promoting initiatives for entrepreneurs with the purpose of supporting entrepreneurs to use innovative tools to enable exports, skills training for professionals and provide access to new markets. HONDURASCámara de Comercio e Industria de Tegucigalpa (CCIT)
The Cámara de Comercio e Industria de Tegucigalpa is a private institution that aims to represent, promote and support the competitiveness and creation of enterprises, whilst strengthening them, and enhancing the image of the business community in society through the promotion of excellent management models and shared responsibility.NICARAGUAAsociación de Productores y Exportadores de Nicaragua (APEN) The Asociación de Productores y Exportadores de Nicaragua (APEN) is a business organization that aims to represent and to provide services to its members: exporters, importers, and service providers in international tradel.PANAMAFundación Ciudad del Saber (FCDS)The Fundación Ciudad del Saber (FCDS) is a private institution that aims to embody an innovative community enabling social transformation through humanism, science and trade.Ministerio de Comercio e Industria (MICI)The Ministerio de Comercio e Industria (MICI) is a state institution whose mission is the planning, organisation, coordination, direction and control of activities that aim to create, develop and expand trade as well as to comply with foreign trade policies.
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