ACCI Employees Participate at The Capacity Building Program Organized by FICCI

The training program of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industries (FICCI) was designed especially for employees of Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) to be more familiar about different departments’ performances of FICCI such as agriculture and food processing, steel and mines, trade, manufacturing, arbitration, small and medium enterprises, FICCI Ladies Organization (FLO), human resource, information technology and communications.

The program was held on 17 – 25 June 2013 at FICCI’s Headquarter, New Delhi and 10 ACCI’s employees from different departments attended in. This training was headed and supervised by Mr. Goutam Ghosh Director & Head South Asian & Arab Region who shared information in detail about their division’s activities, goals and strategies of FICCI.

Dr. Alvin Didar Singh, Secretary General of FICCI talked and pledged about continuance cooperation between two chambers toward enhancing growth of Afghanistan private sector.

ACCI’s employees learnt how each sector of FICCI especially mines, small businesses and FLO perform and also are committed to enhancing the capacity of the Afghan respective private sector through providing the opportunity for them to visit various parts of India and to be familiar on activates of the Indian private sector.

Also another meeting took place with Dr. Nagesh Kumar, director and chief economist of the UNITED NATION’S ESCAP (Economic and Social Commission for the Asia and South Pacific) where he briefly introduced the World Trade Organization (WTO) and expressed hope that soon Afghanistan will become a member of this Organization.

The ACCI Employees also visited the fresh fruit and vegetables processing plants such as Mother Dairy Private Limited, Britannia biscuit factory in New Delhi and PARLE biscuit factory located in industrial park of Noida, Haryana. The ACCI delegation received a brief introduction of each factory given by technical staffs regarding the company background, operation and production methods.

On 20th of June the ACCI delegation visited The National SMALL INDUSTRIUES CORPORATTION LTD (NSIC). This center which is a training hub for small industries that has different training programs for short and medium periods, mostly for both male of female high school graduates who either cannot afford to study further or could not get in the universities. This center would provide theoretical and practical trainings for all students.

The NSIC has small production plants such as: toilet paper production plant, socks weaving, vegetable oil processing, tomato ketchup and soy milk processing, biscuit, cake and etc. They are mostly controlled and administered by two or three workers.

At completion of these Institutional courses, the students are encouraged to establish such production setup, and thus economically they will be self reliant.

Mr. Parveen Ganhi, Chief Manager of this center showed interest to provide these kinds of setups for small Afghan entrepreneurs in suitable prices as well as providing technical trainings during one month.

The ACCI delegation had a full day session on topics how solve the problem and makes a decision which presented by Mr. Suresh Mohan Semwal, the Co-founder of POSSIBLERS. He explained how to deal with the problems that arises in our personal life, organization and businesses and which methods shall be used to solve them and find out the solutions for our problems?  Participants found this session very interesting, vital and beneficial.

The capacity building program for ACCI employees which continued for eight days, where the FICCI shared their experience, different methods of business practices, activities of FICCI. During the presentation of each department officials, patiently responded to the participants’ questions, shared their experiences and achievements to the participants so they can benefit from it and contribute to their organization. This training program was not only useful for the participants but also it was a good start for the further cooperation of two chambers where they can improve and expand businesses between two countries and facilitate the investors.

At the end of the program, ACCI’s employees received certificates from FICCI’s officials.