WAIPA & WORLD BANK EXECUTIVE TRAINING ON FDI
DATE:  July 2017, WAIPA Training Center Istanbul, Turkey

Focus
This training program followed the investment life-cycle logic to help IPAs and policymakers strengthen capacities to more effectively attract, establish, retain and expand F01, as well as to link it to domestic economies. Sessions included a combination of best-practice sharing, research summaries, moderated group discussions, a case study as well as insights from IPA management and investors.

I am going back to Bulgaria with great ideas from this training and I will do whatever is necessary to implement them to make my country a better destination for investments.

Stamen YANEV, Managing Director, InvestBulgaria Agency

We congratulate you on organizing this professional, practical, and necessary training. We highly appreciate the professional presentation, which was transmitted with practical experiences.

Arber MUHAXERI, Director of the Private Sector Promotion Directory, Kosovo Investment and Enterprise Support Agency (KIESA)

Excellent content. Thank you for a great program and a very well-organized seminar!

Veronique LEDRU, International Co-operation Department, Business France

Congratulations! Useful, good idea and good execution.

Mustafa RUMELI, Head of Dept. for Coop. with Development Agencies, Invest in Turkey (ISPAT)


WAIPA & UNIDO INNOVATIVE APPROACHES TO INVESTMENT PROMOTION TRAINING PROGRAM FOR INVESTMENT PROMOTION AGENCIES (IPAs)
DATE: February 2018, WAIPA Training Center Istanbul, Turkey

Focus
Dynamic mix of lecture and workshop sessions aimed to increase participants’ knowledge about the approach of UNIDO and WAIPA for investment promotion well as the main aspects of Impact Investing with particular reference to the attainment of the SDGs.



WAIPA & ILO TRAINING: EFFECTIVE INVESTMENT FACILITATION AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
DATE: May 2016, March 2017, April 2018, ITC Training Center Turin, Italy

Focus
Working with best practices and tools, participants gain a better understanding of how to improve investment facilitation to enhance the development impacts of FDI flowing into their countries, particularly concerning the creation of more and better jobs and the overall contribution of FDI in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

The opportunity was simply spot on, right on time as the trend in Investment Promotion is both at the level of the real impact of IPAs role in the process of economic growth, but beyond also what kind of services and what strategy an IPA should implement to contribute to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
Romaric ATCHOUROU, Head of Communication & CEO's Advisor, Centre de Promotion des Investissements en Cote d'Ivoire (CEPICI)

The program was successfully organized and perfectly designed in terms of duration and selected issues that were covered with a very valuable training presentations.

Adrijana MARIC, Head of Department for Projects, Foreign Investment Promotion Agency of Bosnia and Herzegovina

I definitely would recommend this course to those professionals interested in gaining more knowledge about the latest trends in investment facilitation from different points of views, because it has the participation of experts from other IPAs, the private sector and renowned international organizations.

Abdi Joselin AGUIRRE DE MONROY, Market Intelligence Manager, Export and Investment Promotion Agency of El Salvador/PROESA

The WAIPA trainers are very resourceful with a lot of hands-on experience that gave me the chance to evaluate the performance of my IPA against the best practices in the market today.

Emmanuel EREM, Investment Executive, Uganda Investment Authority