Tonga, Asia-Pacific | 2008 – 2010


Under contract with the Commonwealth Fund for Technical Cooperation, Carlos implemented a Capacity Building and Technical Advisory program for the Ministry of Labour, Commerce and Industries in Nuku’alofa, Tonga.

A key outcome of this program was the design and start-up of a training centre for micro entrepreneurs and for small enterprises. Known as TBEC, the Tonga Business Enterprise Centre receives long-term operational funding from NZAid.

TBEC was implemented in collaboration with the Tonga Chamber of Commerce and Industries and with Tonga-based executives from NZAid.

Building Up Small Business in Tonga

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