United Nations Development Programme to Host First EMPRETEC Training of New Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development Programme

undpOn 4 July, the press is invited to the opening ceremony of the EMPRETEC Entrepreneurship Training as part of UNDP’s new Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development Programme.

A highly-competitive selection of 80 South Sudanese entrepreneurs (50% women) will attend the training from 4 July to 16 July. 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 pilot phase of the Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development Programme is to introduce the EMPRETEC approach and test its suitability for South Sudan. The 6 days training will be facilitated by UNCTAD-certified entrepreneurship master trainers from EMPRETEC Ghana Foundation.

What: Opening ceremony of the EMPRETEC Entrepreneurship Training

When: Monday, 4 July 2016 at 8:30

Where: Juba Multi Service Training Centre (MTC), behind Juba Stadium

Who:

Hon. Stephen Dhieu Dau, Minister of Trade and Industry.
Hon. Peter Marcello Lasir Jealingo, Minister of Labour, Public Service and Human Resource Development
Hon. Aggrey Tisa Sabuni, Presidential Advisor on Economic Affairs
Mr. Aligo Manasseh Khamis, Director of the Juba Multi Service Training Center
Mr. Eugene Owusu, Deputy Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General, Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator, and United Nations Development Programme Resident Representative to South Sudan
Mr. Jean-Luc Stalon, United Nations Development Programme Country Director a.i.