Women Leading Tourism project

Project Overview

Project Title Women Leading Tourism project
Project Number N/A
Country Kyrgyzstan
Overall Project Value(EUR) Not Assigned
Project Start – Project End April 1, 2015–May 31, 2015
Project Status Closed

Funding and Implementing Organizations

Origin of Funding USAID
Project Budget(EUR) N/A
Implementing Organization / Consortium

• "Women's Leadership in Small and Medium Business" program ACDI / VOCA;
• Training center "Utan";
• Issyk-Kul Regional Center for Development and Education of the Population.

Contact / Team Leader / Project Team


Beneficiary Government of Kyrgyzstan

Project Summary, Objectives and Results

Project Summary

The project has provided real assistance in building human, social and financial capital of women entrepreneurs, owners of small and medium-sized enterprises, focused on the growth of their business in the tourism sector. Participants received increasing support measures; women entrepreneurs received training on best practices and leadership development. A number of modular courses on business management were provided, covering topics such as business planning, marketing, financial management, etc. Round tables were organized, and participation in tourist fairs and visits for the exchange of experiences were organized.

Project Objectives
  • To connect women entrepreneurs in the tourism sector with the technical knowledge and expert support to stimulate the growth of their small and medium sized enterprises.
Education Sector VET (IVET & CVET)
Components of the Education Process Institutional strengthening & capacity building, Quality assurance, Social Partnership, Teaching and learning technologies (arrangements)
Occupational Field Tourism and Catering
Target Groups Employers and employer organisations, Learners (scholar, student, apprentice etc.)
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Project Results
  • 3 modules Developed: Best practices for servicing and receiving guests in guest houses. Advanced methods for servicing and attracting customers in cafes, restaurants and developing leadership qualities.
  • Within the framework of the project trainings and coaching for 100 women entrepreneurs on the above given modules conducted.
  • Additionally trainings on business planning, marketing and financial management provided.
  • In order to unite women entrepreneurs of Issyk-Kul oblast and Kochkor district and create conditions for joint work to improve business two regional meetings of women entrepreneurs in the field of tourism were held.
  • A round table with travel agencies on the topic “Creating networks in the promotion of tourism services.” was held. To the round table 24 project beneficiaries and representatives of travel agencies attended.
  • For active participants, the project participation in the “Issyk-Kul – 2015” tourism fair and experience exchange to the Chui oblast and Bishkek organized.
  • 16 women entrepreneurs at the “Best Business Plan” competition won a grant to develop their business.

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