National Coordinator, MARKUP, Kigali, Rwanda
- Organization: UNOPS – United Nations Office for Project Services
- Country: Rwanda
- City: Kigali, Rwanda
- Office: UNOPS – United Nations Office for Project Services in Kigali
Division of Country Programmes (DCP) is the operational arm for ITC’s technical cooperation. It has primary responsibility for liaison with countries benefiting from ITC assistance, for coordinating ITC’s field-level activities, including relations with field-based donors and ensuring responsiveness of ITC’s programmes to national and regional trade promotion needs and priorities. The Division leads and coordinates ITC’s ‘Needs assessment and programme design’ core service and its functions involve all areas of ITC’s mandate. The Division is responsible for the programming and overall management of regional and country-specific, multi-disciplinary projects which are implemented in close coordination with the other substantive divisions.
The Office for Africa (OA), one of DCP regional offices, has developed the Market Access Upgrade Programme (MARKUP). MARKUP aims to contribute to economic development in the East African Community (EAC) through boosting trade and regional integration. MARKUP’s outcome is to improve regional market access to EU and the East African region for five EAC partner countries for selected value chains: coffee, tea, cocoa, avocado, spices and horticulture. The project will cover activities in Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi through the provisions of partnerships with national, regional and international institutions.