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Global Entrepreneurship Week: 12-18 November 2012 Featured

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Global Entrepreneurship Week is the world’s largest celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare.

During one week each November, GEW inspires people everywhere through local, national and global activities designed to help them explore their potential as self-starters and innovators. These activities, from large-scale competitions and events to intimate networking gatherings, connect participants to potential collaborators, mentors and even investors—introducing them to new possibilities and exciting opportunities.

The initiative kicked off in 2008, launched by former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown and Carl Schramm, the president and CEO of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. Since then, it has grown to 115 countries—with nearly 24,000 partner organizations planning more than 37,000 activities that directly engage more than 7 million people.

With so many new jobs in entrepreneurial economies coming from firms less than five years old, it is not surprising that leaders around the world are looking to reinvigorate their economies by focusing on ways to stimulate new firm formation. Global Entrepreneurship Week helps map the entrepreneurial ecosystem in those countries and enjoys the participation and support of presidents and prime ministers on every continent, including: President Barack Obama (US); Prime Minister David Cameron (UK); Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (Israel); President Anibal Cavaco Silva (Portugal); Prime Minister Stephen Harper (Canada); President John Atta Mills (Ghana); and, numerous ministers focused on advancing economic growth.

But GEW is more than just an awareness campaign supported by world leaders and celebrity entrepreneurs. It is about unleashing ideas and doing what it takes to bring them to life—spotting opportunities, taking risks, solving problems, being creative, building connections and learning from both failure and success. It is about thinking big and making your mark on the world—doing good while doing well at the same time.

Visit http://www.unleashingideas.org/ to get ideas of what to do or of events in a place near you!

 


 

  • Where 120 countries host Global Entrepreneurship Week!
  • Start date Monday, 12 November 2012
  • End date Sunday, 18 November 2012
  • Country Denmark

Young Innovators Competition 2012 edition: Youth Innovation for Development

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The competition aims to attract dynamic, socially engaged young people and identify projects with a genuine potential to succeed.  Open to 18-25 year olds worldwide, the Young Innovators Competition calls for innovations projects/concepts which engage the power of ICTs to meet real-world developmental challenges relevant to one of eight core areas: Education, Youth Employment, Empowerment of Women, Human Rights, Healthcare, Environmental Sustainability, Transparency, and Cyber Security.

Submissions consisting of everything from concepts to ongoing projects are welcome. From these, the twelve most outstanding entries - judged to have the greatest possible social impact and potential for business success- will win the chance to attend and participate in ITU Telecom World 2012, which takes place from 14-18 October in Dubai. Additionally, the best projects will win a monetary prize of up to 5,000 CHF in the Concept category and up to 10,000 CHF in the Project category to realize their dreams.

For more information, please find attached the official flyer.

Please be so kind to print it and distribute it among your network and to as many young people as possible, who, would be interested in submitting applications.

You can also learn more about the competition here:
http://world2012.itu.int/young-innovators-competition or contact us
directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Where Dubai
  • Start date Sunday, 14 October 2012
  • End date Thursday, 18 October 2012
  • Country United arab emirates

KAB Training of Trainers workshop in Karachi, Pakistan

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  • Where Karachi
  • Start date Wednesday, 25 April 2012
  • End date Wednesday, 25 April 2012
  • Country Pakistan

GEW 2011 at BDC Amman, Jordan Featured

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The Business Development Center, which is currently ILO's national counterpart in Jordan for the delivery of KAB at the National Company for Employment and Training, hosted around 40 activities and workshops on entrepreneurship which were attended by 577 participants as part of the annual celebration for  "The Global Entrepreneurship Week 2011" from November 14th  -21st  2011. BDC aimed to contribute to fostering an entrepreneurship culture in Jordan.

The activities included awareness sessions for youth targeting Jordanian senior undergraduates from different universities and fresh graduates in different governorates.

37 activities were conducted in universities from 16 to 21 November and included interactive discussions and exercises facilitated by trainers specialized in entrepreneurship. Jordanian entrepreneurs shared the secrets behind their success and explained how they overcame all challenges faced in establishing and managing a business.

BDC launched the 36th  Entrepreneurship Training Workshop on November 19th , 2011 with the participation of 18 business men and women.

Additionally, BDC conducted a "Youth Entrepreneurship Training" workshop in Aqaba. 35  fresh graduates coming from different universities and who were willing to open their own businesses participated in the training which lasted for 10 hours and focused on entrepreneurship attitudes and skills. The workshop was facilitated by a UNCTAD certified trainer,  Mr. Fadi Sharaiha. The same workshop was also held in Amman from November 25 to 30 and was attended by 19 entrepreneurs.

 

  • Where BDC
  • Start date Monday, 14 November 2011
  • End date Monday, 21 November 2011
  • Country Jordan

Global Entrepreneurship Week 2011! Featured

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Global Entrepreneurship Week is the world’s largest celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare.

During one week each November, GEW inspires people everywhere through local, national and global activities designed to help them explore their potential as self-starters and innovators. These activities, from large-scale competitions and events to intimate networking gatherings, connect participants to potential collaborators, mentors and even investors—introducing them to new possibilities and exciting opportunities.

GEW is more than just an awareness campaign supported by world leaders and celebrity entrepreneurs. It is about unleashing ideas and doing what it takes to bring them to life—spotting opportunities, taking risks, solving problems, being creative, building connections and learning from both failure and success. It is about thinking big and making your mark on the world—doing good while doing well at the same time.

For more information visit:
http://www.unleashingideas.org/

  • Where Worldwide
  • Start date Monday, 14 November 2011
  • End date Sunday, 20 November 2011
  • Country Switzerland

Follow-up Expert Meeting: Review and Finalization of the KAB 2012 edition Featured

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As a follow- up to the KAB expert meeting that was held in Amman from 3-5 August 2011, a 3 day meeting from 18-20 August was held at the ILO office in Beirut to finalize the KAB 2012 version. The meeting was chaired by Rania Bikhazi, Enterprise Development Specialist and KAB International Key Facilitator. Participants included KAB Regional Key Facilitators, Samih Jaber and Dania Achi, KAB National Key Facilitator, Wael Ghosn and KAB officer, Alexandra Irani.The aim of the meeting was to finalize the review of the KAB package and include a Decent Work Topic and a green module.

  • Where Amman then Beruit
  • Start date Wednesday, 03 August 2011
  • End date Thursday, 18 August 2011
  • Country Jordan

Expert Meeting: Review and Finalization of the KAB 2012 edition

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A 3-day experts’ meeting from 3-5 August 2011 was chaired by the ILO RO-Beirut Enterprise Development Specialist, Ms. Rania Bikhazi.

The meeting took place at the Kempinski hotel in Amman, Jordan and was attended by KAB Regional and National Key Facilitators and KAB coordinators from the Arab Region.  Its aim was to review and finalize the KAB 2012 edition through the mainstreaming of gender, green and disability concepts as well as the integration of the decent work topic in the package.

  • Where Beirut
  • Start date Wednesday, 03 August 2011
  • End date Friday, 05 August 2011
  • Country Lebanon

"Turning the ILO SIYB and KAB Green" Workshop- Amman,Jordan 31 July to 2 August2011

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The ILO Regional Office for Arab states organized a 3-day training workshop from 31 July till 2 August 2011at the Kempinski hotel in Amman, Jordan.

Under the supervision of the Enterprise Development Specialist, Ms. Rania Bikhazi, the workshop was delivered by Mr. Marek Harsdorff (Green Jobs Programme, ILO)who presented the green concepts that have been integrated in the SIYB package and the new KAB module “Know About Green Business” (Optional Module Green Business, a 3x4 hours training comprising 50 pages). Participants included SIYB Master Trainers, KAB Regional and National Key facilitators and KAB coordinators from the Arab Region.

 


  • Where amman
  • Start date Sunday, 31 July 2011
  • End date Tuesday, 02 August 2011
  • Country Jordan

Entrepreneurship Training of Trainers Academy Featured

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High levels of enterprise creation and entrepreneurship are associated with the creation of more and better jobs for women and men. This is why the ILO seeks to promote a culture of entrepreneurship as part of employment initiatives. The ILO has an extensive set of entrepreneurship training packages designed to suit the needs of different target groups. Youth is one such target, and another is women. People with disabilities can also benefit from ILO entrepreneurship training.

To be effective and to have an impact, these training packages need to be delivered by well prepared and suitably qualified trainers. The ILO has a trainer certification system in place for many of its training packages, such as SIYB and KAB. The 11 day Entrepreneurship Training of Trainers Academy is designed to be one of the steps that a trainer may decide to take on the path to certification. It will be taken into account by the ITC ILO as the training of trainers’ component of a trainer certification process.

The Entrepreneurship Training of Trainers Academy is designed to:

• Enhance training and learning facilitation skills;

• Familiarize entrepreneurship trainers with the content and delivery methods of ILO training packages in the areas of either entrepreneurship education (KAB) or women’s entrepreneurship development or business skills for artists

For more information, click on "Read more" here below to access the Academy brochure in English and Spanish. Also, if you are interested in more and other training courses offered by the ILO Training Center in Turin please visit their site at:


http://emld.itcilo.org/en

  • Where Turin, Italy
  • Start date Monday, 10 October 2011
  • End date Friday, 21 October 2011
  • Country Kyrgyzstan

Call for Proposals on the innovative projects creating entrepreneurship opportunities for young women, 2011

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The Youth Entrepreneurship Facility's YOUTH-TO-YOUTH (Y2Y) FUND is launching its second Call for Proposals in Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya.

The Y2Y Fund is a competitive grant scheme implemented by the Youth Employment Network and the International Labour Organization, in partnership with the Foundation for Civil Society.

We invite non-profit youth-led organizations working on youth employment and entrepreneurship development across Tanzania to submit their project ideas focussing on ways to empower and enable young women to establish and improve their enterprises as a means to create decent work opportunities for young people across Tanzania

The deadline for the "Short Proposals for Innovative Ideas" is July 3, 2011.

Please see the attached flyer providing additional information on the Call.

Should you have an innovative project idea that will contribute to the development of entrepreneurship and business opportunities for young women, please go to the resource page www.yefafrica.org for the Proposal Form and the accompanying Information Note. They are also attached to this message.

 

WEBSITE: www.yefafrica.org

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  • Where Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda
  • Start date Tuesday, 07 June 2011
  • End date Sunday, 03 July 2011
  • Country Tuvalu
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