GEW 2017 in the News
Ethiopia kicks off celebrating the Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) 2017
Ethiopia kicks off celebrating the Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) 2017 by providing Entrepreneurship Training workshop (ETW), an innovative entrepreneurship training to young entrepreneurs and by providing business clinic to entrepreneurs.
The Entrepreneurship Training Workshop (ETW) is an internationally acclaimed workshop, developed through intensive research by Prof David McClelland of Harvard University for the United Nations Conference for Trade and Development (UNCTAD). ETW is six-day learners centered, practical, hands-on attitudinal and behavioral change training program built upon adult learning principles. It is based on the concept of a behavioral approach to entrepreneurship. Research carried out from a psychological perspective demonstrated that there are 10 Key entrepreneurial competencies (commonly called Personal Entrepreneurial Competencies or PECs) that influence the way entrepreneurs manage and run their businesses.
In the training taking place in Addis Ababa from November 13 – 18, 2017, 31 young entrepreneurs are attending the training. During the same time, similar training was provided entrepreneurs based in the historical city of Gondor, a city found in the northern part of Amhara National Regional state. 43 young entrepreneurs are taking part in the training.
Business Clinic was provided in the capital city of Amhara National Regional state. The city is established around the largest highland lake called Tana, the origin of Blue Nile. This is an arrangement of on spot business advisory service for those walk-in clients at the city center. Most of the beneficiaries are those who do not have the capacity to pay for consulting firms to get paid advisory service to start, expand or diversify their business. The client advice was taking place at Bahir Dar City center in a tent installed on the space provided by the city administration. The program also involved making on vehicle awareness creation campaign about GEW and the provision of the services.
To this end, assigned BDS advisors have been going through Business Health Check questions (fort existing business owners), and Opportunity Diagnosis to provide the intended advice. Moreover, advisors have been giving referential service (EDC's training and BDS). During the day 50 clients benefited from client advice (clinic) service, and 90% of them are startup business owners/aspiring entrepreneurs. And 63 people applied for other services provided by Entrepreneurship Development Center (EDC) – Ethiopia.
GEW 2016 in the NewsMessage from HE Roman Tesfaye Abneh; First Lady of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia -GEW 2016