SIPPO recently facilitated an interactive BSO Stakeholder Workshop in Pretoria, South Africa for its partners, the dti, CECOSA, TIKZN and Wesgro. The workshop concept, which was new to most BSOs, was very well received by all and provided an ideal opportunity to have face-to-face discussions about future targeted and efficient collaboration.
During the workshop the roles, responsibilities and services of each BSO was discussed in detail with clear outcomes and specified duties for each organisation.
Trade promotion activities and services were identified and follow up tasks for each were fixed. To ensure that the momentum of this pilot is kept up a follow up workshop is planned for September this year.