Sri Lanka Skills for Inclusive Growth

Client Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)

The Skills for Inclusive Growth program will support sustainable job creation and business growth along the tourism value chain, including the informal sector, in four districts in Sri Lanka: Trincomalee, Ampara, Batticaloa (Eastern Province) and Polonnaruwa (North Central Province).

It will do this by supporting provincial planning for the delivery of targeted and flexible skills and business development programs.

The program will benefit local communities and businesses and will prioritise the underemployed, particularly local women, youth and people with a disability. It will support the full value chain of the tourism sector – for example food suppliers, hospitality trainers, artisans, surf instructors, spa owners, accommodation providers, taxi drivers – as well as district planners, park rangers, industry regulators and business chambers.

The overall goal of the program is to increase the number of poor women and men who, as producers, workers and entrepreneurs, participate in and benefit from the expanding tourism industry in those locations.

Scope Global has been appointed by DFAT to manage and implement Skills for Inclusive Growth in partnership with the Sri Lankan Ministry of Skills Development and Vocational Training.

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