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Capacity building

Together with partners we support local capacity-building and enterprise development throughout Azerbaijan to assist the country in strengthening its economy

The Enterprise Development Programme, initiated by bp and its partners, is a multi-million-dollar initiative to support of local business development – aiming to increase local content of contracts in Azerbaijan and contribute to the healthy and transparent development of the local economy. As part of this commitment a memorandum of understanding (MOU) was signed with Azerbaijan’s Small- and Medium-sized Business Development Agency (SMBDA) to jointly explore opportunities for cooperation to support the development of local businesses.

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Together with partners bp supported a programme enhancing employability skills for people with disabilities which aimed to develop skills and capabilities of selected people with disabilities through trainings and other specialised activities. As a continuation of a successful initiative completed in 2018 a new one was launched in 2019. The new phase of the project is designed to expand the training programme in order to further enhance employment opportunities for the participants.

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bp Azerbaijan continues to support the School of Project Management (SPM) which it launched together with its co-venturers in 2011 and in 2018. As part of this support and its commitment to helping enhance local capabilities and overall capacity-building in the country, bp Azerbaijan is now sponsoring 20 participants in the 2021 SPM programme.

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bp and its co-venturers successfully complete an important educational project in support of establishing project management capability in national higher educational insitutions.As part of the project a new manual for project managers has also been published in the Azerbaijani language.

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