07/41 Institutional Cooperation between Furniture Technology Centre, South Africa and Tibro Training Centre, Sweden

Per Hellstro¨m, Philip Hirschsohn
Serier – Sida EvaluationDescription:
The institutional cooperation began in 2001 linked to Country Support Strategy for South Africa (1999-2003), which emphasised, inter alia, the need for skills development. The overall goal of the cooperation was to help improve the quality of furniture production and to uplift the level of skills in the industry by drawing from the Swedish knowledge and experience.
One of the fundamental components of the partnership was the development of the exchange links between South Africa and Sweden within the furniture manufacturing sector.In the long-term, the cooperation was envisioned to become part of a broader cooperation between Sweden and South Africa.