Step 2: Labs
The lab approach is another hallmark of the ETP and GTP that has been part of the
programmes’ implementation plan since its inception in 2010. The programme commenced with an 8-week lab session which saw the participation of
key stakeholders from the Government and the public sector and NGOs to identify
factors such as industry needs, initiatives to be undertaken and allocation of resources.
Although now organised on a smaller scale, labs continue to be a part of both the
ETP and GTP. Amongst other things, labs help people on the ground to take ownership
of highlighted problems by involving those sectors most affected by a given issue
in developing effective solutions.