Second Round of Training of Trainers on ‘Export and Import Procedures, Promoting Gender Equality in Trade”


The agenda for the one day training programme of second round of training of trainers on ‘Export and Import Procedures, Promoting Gender Equality in Trade’ was designed by the trainers Ms. Dure Shehvar and Ms. Zubia Zubair. The first half of session was led by Ms. Dure and the second half of training was conducted by Ms. Zubia.

Second Round of Training of Trainers on ‘Export and Import Procedures , Promoting Gender Equality in Trade”

25th Dec, 2016, Islamabad - Agenda
Date Time Details
25/12/16 09:00AM Attendance and Guests to be seated
Training Session
  9:10- 9:30AM Introductory session
  9:30-10:45AM Trade
  10:45-11:00AM Tea Break
  11:00-12:00PM Global Procedures of Trade
  12:00-12:15PM Played video on Global trade and group discussion
  12:15-01:00PM Letter of credit
  01:00-2:00PM Lunch
  2:00-3:00PM Sustainable development goals
  3:00-3:45PM Gender perspectives in Trade
  3:00-04:15PM Tea Break
  4:15-4:30PM Recommendations
  4:30-05:00PM Certificate Distribution Ceremony

SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SAARC CCI) organized second round of training of trainers on ‘Export and Import Procedures, Promoting Gender Equality in Trade”. Formally commencing the training day, trainer, Ms. Dure presented the agenda and welcomed all the participants followed by a short introduction round. The training aimed to be attended by women entrepreneurs and business tycoons so they could further disseminate the knowledge correlated to exports and imports.
The training content was based on the first round of ToT which was formally held in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The major topics presented by Ms. Dure in the first half included:

1.    Trade in SAARC region
2.    Global Trade
3.    Global procedures of trade (Import and exports)
4.    Letter of credit

The trainer wisely divided the time to conduct number sessions out of which the participants were engaged in group discussions and role play pertinent to import and export.

As the training proceeded, Ms. Zubia covered the second half of the training day. The trainer commenced the session with the subject of sustainability and sustainable development goals. Further, she highlighted the gender viewpoint in context of trade and the role’s significance of women’s participation and also captured the perception of participants regarding the challenges faced by women in the market.
During a plenary session participants discussed how they first learnt that the

The reading material compiled in the first round was once again circulated amongst the seventeen participants.

The trainer later presented the objectives, followed by the identification of participant’s expectations. Participants’ expectations included gaining communication skills, learning about the trade policies, and challenges, import export procedure and learning how to lead effectively.

Participants during Second Round of Training of Trainers on ‘Export and Import
Procedures, Promoting Gender Equality in Trade”, 26th Dec, 2016, Islamabad

Group activity on export and import procedure during training

At the end of the session, a quick evaluation was undertaken so that the participants could share their experience and suggestions.  In general, participants were satisfied with the training content and content delivery. The training was closed with the remarks of Ms. Hina Saeed (Executive Director, SAARC CCI) and Ms. Hina Mansab (Vice Chairperson, SCWEC). They thanked the trainers for their extensive efforts and participants for their active participation. Certificates were distributed among the participants and trainers which was followed by a group picture.

Ms. Hina Saeed (Executive Director, SAARC CCI) and Ms. Hina Mansab (Vice Chairperson, SCWEC) along with the participants and Trainers, Islamabad, December 25, 2016.

1.    Outcomes of the Training Programme

The overall outcomes of the trainings indicate highly positive results. Participants who were the part of these rounds of trainings experienced statistically substantial gains on all outcomes of interest. The training programme emphasized on the women’s strength and creativity from international and national chapter to make them understand the needs of the trade sector for future interventions, to increase the participation of women entrepreneurs in trade and also to prevail gender equality in trade.

Such trainings provided a strong platform which strengthened regional connectivity, gave boost to regional networking and communication. Participants gained in terms of motivation and future orientation and their new perspectives were developed.

The trainings enabled potential and women entrepreneurs to maneuver and follow regional and transnational practices while aiming SAARC markets more efficiently by obeying with those market requirements in terms of proper packaging and marketing of products and also having a clear understanding on the Non- tariff measures and Non-tariff barriers within the region.

The trainings were designed to build up a bond among the people belonging to various sectors of trade so they could mutually share and understand the key challenges and how to overcome them.