APPLICATIO as Member of ValueLinks Association e.V.
Hamburg, July 2016. Since beginning of July 2016 Gerelchimeg Chuluunbaatar-Trede and Thorsten Trede, representing APPLICATIO, have become members of the International ValueLinks Association e.V. in Eschborn (Germany) and thus contribute to the network of experts and practitioners in the sphere of value chain promotion.
The International ValueLinks Association e.V. was founded in June 2009 as a network of development practitioners working on value chain development.
ValueLinks is an action-oriented approach for promoting economic development with a value chain perspective. It provides essential know-how on ways to enhance employment and the income of micro, small- and medium-sized enterprises and farmers by promoting the value chains they are operating in.
ValueLinks has been developed by GIZ (www.giz.de) and builds on lessons learned with rural development programmes and private sector promotion supported by GIZ.
The International ValueLinks Association e.V. aims at promoting:
- Pro-poor economic growth in developing countries
- Experience exchange and international contacts among valuelinks users
- Quality standards in the application of valuelinks
- Information flows for valuelinks training and consulting services
- Outreach and further development of the approach.
Association members work for GIZ on value chain development projects or contribute to value chain development projects as consultants, trainers and advisers. The association is formally registered under German law in Frankfurt am Main and has 110 members (as of: July 2016).
More information can be found here International Value Links Association e.V. or here