Brief report on the trainings conducted by APIC with support from UN

Agency of Promotion of Indigenous crafts with support from UNDP has conducted eight training from November 2012 till December 2013. The trainings included Babzo, Metal works, Sawdust, packaging, cane and bamboo with the resource person from outside the country as well as local master crafts person. A total of 180 people were trained. Below are the details of the training and the participants.

Sl.no

Year

Month

Training

Location

No of participants

Male

Female

Status

1

2013

July Bap Zo Training

NIZC

16

16

0

completed

2

2013

August Metal work

Tsebar

36

9

27

completed

3

2013

Oct Saw Dust Training

NIZC

12

7

5

completed

4

2013

Nov Packaging

NIZC

27

14

13

completed

5

2013

Nov Product diversification wood and Metal

Kabisa

19

14

5

completed

6

2013

Dec-Jan Bamboo and Cane

Panbang

33

10

23

will be completed on 7 January

7

2013

Nov-Dec Packaging at Rehab

Babisa

22

17

5

completed

8

2012

Nov Product diversification NID

Zhemgang

15

4

11

completed

180

91

89

Some of the new innovative products which were made during the trainings were showcased today (20th December) at the BCCI Hall with the awarding of certificates to the trainees by the previous Director General of the Dept. of Culture.

The event was attended by some of the APIC board members, Representative from the UN, GNHC, DCSI, trainees who are from rural areas, artisans and some crafts persons from Zorig Chusum .

The aim of the various trainings is to create self employment and encourage the craft sector as well as to try and introduce a few new products that have potential to be crafted and sold and have a positive impact in improving livelihood.