The Russian Export Centre’s special education programme to improve the export capabilities of management teams in the Russian districts has selected teams from 15 regions, the REC reports.
The Russian Export Centre announced on Thursday that it has selected teams from 15 Russian regions to be coursed in the skills required to maintain a healthy export market as it tries to boost the country’s “non-resource, non-energy” exports by 70 percent before the end of the decade.
“The Russian Export Centre’s task is clear – to increase our non-resource non-energy exports by 70 percent by 2030. This requires a balanced approach so that many tasks can be performed and a whole host of connections organised, and this all involves a large number of people. We need to develop a clear understanding among all participants in the process of how this task can and should be implemented,” said Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister Alexei Overchuk, as he addressed the programme’s first participants.
The REC chief executive, Veronika Nikishina, said: “It is extremely important for us to ‘synchronise our watches’, to involve the regions in the strategic planning processes of export support and development, and to align these processes with the export agenda as a whole and the work the REC is doing today.”
She emphasised that all REC Export School programmes focus on developing practical knowledge, applied skills and are oriented towards achieving a practical, tangible and measurable result. And in this sense, the programme for regional management teams is no exception.
“The main task of the programme is to set everyone up for common teamwork, to create effective regional export development programmes and, in general, favourable conditions for the realisation of export potential and growth in the number of exporters and volumes of non-resource exports. At the end of the programme, management teams will have to design and defend regional export development programmes before the certification commission. Then these programmes will be implemented,” Nikishina said.
The management team of each region which has been selected for the educational programme includes key officials at the level of deputy regional head, line ministers and heads of business support infrastructure organisations. Management teams from 65 constituent entities of the Russian Federation are to be trained under this programme until 2024.
She emphasised that the outcome of the programme for each region should be a draft regional export development programme, which will be a key impetus for the further development of exports.