Dear applicants:

We would like to thank you for your interests to apply for the "Regional Training on Empowering Women Entrepreneurship for Export Business", which is under the one-year capacity building project on “Making Trade Work for Small Producers in Southeast Asia’s Least Developed Countries", with the support of the International Research Institute Centre (IDRC), Canada. 

We would appreciate your time in completing this application form, the contents of which provide essential data for our evaluation on whether you are a suitable entrepreneur or the Business Development Services (BDS) provider for the aforementioned training program. 

The project is aimed at supporting selected female entrepreneurs from Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Vietnam to be ready for export business. As part of the project, the training program comprises of three activities:
i) a two-week training course at MI, Khon Kaen, Thailand on July 3-14, 2017,
ii) five-month action plan implementation from August to December; and
iii) two-day synthesis and evaluation workshop in January 2018.

You are kindly requested to answer all questions truthfully and to the best of your knowledge. The application form should take around 20 minutes to complete, and the deadline for submission is 23.59 (Bangkok time zone), June 21, 2017. (Note: the successful application should also include the submission of the "Questionnaire for Women Entrepreneurs" via online at
Please be aware the project team will take into consideration of the the following criteria to select the final participants to the training program with full scholarship. The selection criteria includes: 

- Age (Under 45 years old)
- Education of applicant
- English language ability
- Current status of business and products
- Business sector
- Type of business ownership
- Current & desired sustainable practices
- Current & desired business markets
- Interest in e-commerce
- Overall motivation for export business

For more information about the training, please visit the project announcement page at Should you have any inquiry, please also feel free to contact the project team - Ms. Wen Hao, program coordinator at and Mr. Ed Macdonagh, project officer, at

Yours sincerely,

IDRC Project Team
Trade and Investment Facilitation Department
Mekong Institute
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