Capacity Building on Policy Advocacy


Lebanese and Egyptian members of the “public-private dialogue mechanisms” (PPD) established in both countries with the mandate to promote export and a green economy, as well as representatives of Chambers of Commerce, Association of Industrialists, Youth and Women Entrepreneurship Associations, came together on 14 and 15 September to explore new ways of policy dialogue outreach mechanisms for specific public policies.

The training workshop, organised in close collaboration between the Lebanese Ministry of Industry, the Egyptian Industrial Modernisation Centre (IMC) and the Enhancement of the Business Environment in the Southern Mediterranean Project (EBESM) a European Union funded regional project, provided an ideal forum for knowledge sharing and debates on three main dimensions in favour of SMEs reforms, namely: elaborating a strategy for policy advocacy, drafting evidence-based position papers and enhancing negotiating skills.

The Lebanese and Egyptian authorities aim at strengthening and institutionalising a structured dialogue between the public and the private sectors to boost exports and to green the economy. These PPD mechanisms should allow to activate reforms in these respective domains and enhance the dialogue between both sectors. As both countries established a PPD mechanism, knowledge sharing seminars represents an important tool to encourage South-South cooperation and dialogue.

For further reading, please download the following documents.

Seminar Report Policy making EN
Policy Advocacy Seminar Programme EN
Introduction to the Workshop EN
Policy Advocacy EN
Drafting Position Papers EN
Enhancing Negotiation Skills EN