Co-financed by Sequa and BMZ, PRO-FIT is implemented by ASSIST, AFOS Foundation for Entrepreneurial Development Cooperation (AFOS), TUV Rheinland and UP Institute for Small Scale Industries (UP ISSI) that will run for 2 years. It aims to train practitioners on a variety of qualification options on food safety and sanitation practices at the UP ISSI.
Covered in the ToT are five qualification courses: Certified Quality Associate, Basics of Food Safety & Hygiene, Certification Programme on Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), Certified Food Safety Professional, and Diploma in Food Safety Management.
The training was led by speakers Engr. Leoncio T. Cubillas, Jr. (Chairperson, TEEDD, UP ISSI), Prof. Nestor O. Raneses (Director, UP ISSI), and Mr. Israel S. Baleta (Program Manager, HAVI Logistics Philippines, Inc.).
Meanwhile, the Project Team was represented by Tristan Loveres (Chief Operating Officer, TUVR), Pinky Zamora-Villacrusis (Sales and Marketing Manager, TUVR), Alexander Go (Business Development Officer, TUVR), and Miriam Ruth Yap-Gabon (Group Associate, ASSIST).
Said qualification courses will be taught in UP ISSI for a pilot run. All participants will receive certificates or diplomas upon successful completion of the courses.
ASSIST is an international non-profit organization focused on capacity-building. It seeks to promote sustainable practices to address social problems in the developing world, with focus on Asia and Africa. It takes pride in its process-oriented approach to capacity building towards social improvement and sustainable transformation. Its goal is to empower its target groups to make them resilient to the social, economic, and environmental challenges.
It is presently based in Makati City, but also has operations in India and Vietnam and manages projects in over 10 countries. Through its Partner to Progress philosophy, it has successfully implemented such projects in collaboration with the European Union, United Nation Environment Program (UNEP), United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), USAID, International Finance Corporation (IFC), GIZ, and DEG/ KFW amongst other organizations. To know more, visit http://www.assistasia.org. #