Activity 5 

This activity intends to facilitate the development of new Business Digitalization Services (BDS) certification mechanisms which will increase the overall quality level of digitalization services provided and raise the competitiveness of digital consultants locally and internationally. The project aims to further develop the Business Consultants Council (BCC) institutional capacities by introducing a new BDS certification mechanism that will improve the quality of consulting services in the market and enhance the level of digitalization among micro, small and medium enterprises. Initially BCC will be supported by Harl Consulting to train 25 consultants and certify 20 digital consultants. In parallel, BCC will receive capacity development support and be enabled to provide future trainings and certification on its own. Therefore, the second round of training 35 and certifying 30 consultants will be carried out by BCC using in house knowledge and built capacities. ACCESS will facilitate BCC to promote specific support measures/incentives for female consultants to complete digitalisation training and obtain certification. This activity will be implemented in line with the Digital Empowerment Initiative (DEI), whereby the certified digital consultants will provide the digital services designed under DEI.