Events - Local Economic Development

Local Economic Development

Cost $2,500 | Venue Toronto Plaza Hotel Banquet Hall, Toronto, Ontario, Canada | 10th December, 2018 to 14th December, 2018

There is no better time for Local Economic Development (LED) training program than now. LED approaches to economic development places importance on activities in and by cities, district and regions rather than waiting for aids and funding from international donor agencies to propel development. This involves added micro-economic measures at the local level to complement macro-economic measures at the national level.

LED encompasses a range of disciplines including physical planning, economics and marketing; all with the goal of building up the economic capacity of a local area to improve its economic future and the quality of life for all. It is our belief that this training program will be part of the building blocks to fulfilling the 2030 agenda for sustainable development goals of the United Nations.


  • Approaches to Development
  • Local Economic Development Strategic Planing
  • Community & Cultural Aspects in Local Development 
  • Gender Planning & Development
  • Agricultural Projects in Local Development
  • Tourism as a Development Tool
  • Introduction to Computer and its Application to Development
  • Environmental Impact to Economic Development
  • Guides to Proposal Writing and Funding Opportunities
  • Local Investments and Business growth
  • Participants Project Presentation
  • Field trips & Practical Applications



We are currently looking for sponsorship opportunities for this training programme from donor agencies and funding organisations from around the world. If interested in being one of the sponsors of this training programme, please kindly contact us.


  1. Government officials and Decision Makers
  2. Business Managers and Agricultural consultants
  3. Entrepreneurs and Private Sectors employees
  4. Teachers, Lecturers and Graduate students
  5. Non-Governmental Organisation Practitioners
  6. Stakeholders in Regional/Urban/Rural and Community Development programmes.
  7. People that are passionate about making difference in their communities.



  • Minimum of two (2) years college education.
  • Candidates must have at least two (2) years experience in their field of specialization 
  • Years of experience on community development fields, with very good command of both written and spoken English language will also be accepted in lieu of the certifications. Candidates MIGHT be requested to show samples of their project and written works.


  1. We expect all participants to be able to develop, implement and evaluate a Local Economic Development (LED) Programme at the end of the course.
  2. Participants should be able to organise and replicate this same training programme on their return to their respective home countries.
  3. Participants will be exposed to strategic planning and various implementation methods of Local Economic Development from around the globe.
  4. Field trips to project sites on sustainable development.
  5. Networking opportunities among the participants, Facilitators and ACADEC Canada.

Application is free. Candidates must send the following documents to ACADEC Secretariat not later than 16th November, 2018

     *  CV/Resume including your references  (not more than 3 pages)
     *  Cover letter showing the email address, phone numbers, sex, age and complete mailing 
         address of the applicant.
     * Statement of purpose (reason why you want to attend the course, what you intend
         to gain from the course, and how you will apply the knowledge gained from the course to
         the development of your community, organization or profession


    Completed application should be sent to:-



  • By post to :-  ACADEC Secretariat,
                         6-168 Oakdale Road,
                         Toronto, Ontario,
                          Canada, M3N 2S6




  • Wire transfer. Please contact us for information on our bank account detail for your payment.
  • Pay Pal payment. Pay to ACADEC
  • Cheques payable to “ACADEC Canada”. (Only US and Canada banks checks are acceptable)
  • Paying by International Money Order. Payable to “ACADEC Canada”.


We are committed to easy integration of Canadians and immirgants of African descent into Canada system, while we are passionate about Africa sustainable development by Africa-in-disapora professionals.


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    Toronto, ON
    M3N 2S5. Canada
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