Led the crafts industry empowerment inititative in Zambia. Working with 30+ artisan companies, created marketable collections, generated considerable B2B relationships, and led export readiness training and mentoring. Immediately following capacity building activities, in order to reinforce and build on inputs, brought international buyers to Zambia, generating significant international sales.
Authored the Handicrafts Export Guide for Zambia, published 2019, 115 pages.
"Elaine was the perfect choice for the PEP Zambia crafts initiative. Her Professional advice and judgement has proven to be spot on, and her dedication and hard work went beyond anything we could ask for.".
James Blewett, PEPZ Team Leader