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Independent international development consultant Sigitas Brazinskas has over 20 years of direct experience in countries as  Ukraine, Moldova, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Russian Federation, Europe (Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Sweden). 

 

Languages: English, Russian, Swedish, German. 

 

His profiles can be found on Devex, AIC2000, DevelopmentAid, Assortis and other international development related portals. 

 

Program experience: European Union, United Nations, World Bank, governments, international companies and SMEs.

 

Technical assistance services, research, policies, sustainable and regional development, communication and dissemination, outreach campaigns, international forums, industrial cooperation establishment, export and FDI promotion, SMEs, institutions and human resource development, training / education material development, training and education, surveys and research, reporting, publications, evaluation and monitoring. 

 

Countries of experience:

 

Country

Date

Country

Date

Moldova

2016 - 2017

Lithuania

1989 - to date

Kyrgyzstan

2016, 2018

Sweden

2008 - to date

Ukraine

2012 - 2014, 2017

Latvia

1994 -1997

Kazakhstan

2011

 Tajikistan

2018

Russian Federation

2003 - 2008, 2013, 2016

 

 

 

International development projects:

 

Date

Description

Country

2018

Support, further streamline, modernization and improvement of the institutional management structure within a HEI in three directions as education, science and research and international relations strengthening

Tajikistan

2016-2017

1) Training to national SMEs on promotion of innovations in business start-up and development on innovative marketing and sales for SME(s), 2) Mentorship and consultative support to the selected collaborative projects under the UNDP Moldova Business Innovation Lab (Innovation marketing specialist). Market access strategies development for SMEs, standards and technical regulations assessment, training

Moldova

2018, 2016

  • Networking Intermediaries and Competitive Enterprises in Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan (Business Member Organizations (BMO) strengthening through assessment criteria development, interviews and suggestions)
  • Conducted business promotion services gap analysis (current and would like to offer in the short, medium and long term), developed evaluation methodology, in-depth assessment and analysis, report and recommendations

Kyrgyzstan

2014-2018

  • Support to the evaluation of the drug precursors regulations (regulation (EC) no 273/2004 on drug precursors and regulation (EC) no 111/2005 on trade in drug precursors between EU and third countries
  • Study to explore data availability at the national level in order to develop indicators for evaluating the performance of the Remedies Directives
  • Evaluation of the existing EU instrument on a European emergency travel document (ETD) and impact assessment on a potential EU policy initiative
  • Study to collect updated information on Directive 2004/37/EC on the protection of workers from the risks related to exposure to carcinogens or mutagens at work (EC DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion)
  • Analysis of Implementation of the Construction Products Regulation No. 305 (European Commission, DG Enterprise and Industry)
  • Study on online consumer reviews in the hotel sector (European Commission, DG SANCO)

 EU / Lithuania

2014-

to date

Private sector development, value chain management (through own private consulting in cooperation with national business development agency (service contract))

Sweden, Lithuania

2014

Ukraine - Evaluation of the past and preparation of the future EU-funded co-operation in the area of research and innovations

Ukraine

2013, 2016

Support to export-oriented SMEs and business intermediary organizations (BIO), market access strategies facilitation through training, advice, service portfolio expansion and business missions arrangements to EU countries 

Russian Federation

2012-2013

FDI Promotion in Sevastopol (EuropeAid)

Ukraine

2011

Central Asia Invest program, Networking meeting

Kazakhstan

2006-2008

Support to export-oriented and innovative SMEs in Russia

Russian Federation

2006-2007

Strengthening and Developing Business and Administrative Education in Kaliningrad Region

Russian Federation

2007-2008

EU-Russia Cooperation program Interreg, Training of International Business Cooperation consultants in Kaliningrad region

Russian Federation

2005-2006

Science and Technology Commercialisation, Russian Federation (EuropeAid)

Russian Federation

2005

Support to Development and Implementation of Moscow-based System for Export and Investment Promotion (MEXI). International Trade Center (WTO / UN)

Russian Federation

2003-2005

Support for the Regional Development of Kaliningrad

Russian Federation

 

In addition own developed tools and methodologies applied in training and for private sector development:

  • Export ring ©, three step method to grow internationally
  • Export value ©, export planning and budgeting.

It includes essential components to prepare and implement an export oriented strategy in selected target market to target customers by converting marketing activities to sales. Methodologies use practical cases, discussions, games, action plans development, group works and other tools.