UNDP Graduates First EMPRETEC Trainees in South Sudan

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A batch of competitively selected 80 South Sudanese entrepreneurs (50 per cent women) will graduate and receive certificate of course completion after acquiring various entrepreneurship skills organised by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in a hands-on learning environment.

 The pilot phase of the UNDP’s Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development Programme is to introduce the EMPRETEC approach and test its suitability for South Sudan.

On the press is invited to the closing ceremony of the EMPRETEC Entrepreneurship Training is billed for 29 October at the Multi Service Training Centre (MTC), behind Juba Football Stadium, Juba.

According to UNDP, the overall objective of the Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development Programme is to bring about a transformational change in unleashing the growth potential of micro and small-scale enterprises, transform livelihood farmers to economic farmers by 2019 through entrepreneurial skills development, and the provision of a comprehensive range of business advisory services. The programme has a special focus on unemployed youth and women.

The six days training was facilitated by UNCTAD-certified entrepreneurship master trainers from EMPRETEC Ghana Foundation.

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