Economy Engagement / Initiatives

Support System Sensitization​

The Support System in every country comprises several layers, and one dysfunctional tier could leave a damaging impact on the results. It is important to sensitise and build capacities of officials so that they impart a certain advantage to the entrepreneurial ecosystem. Training and sensitization could well infuse efficiency among officials and generate empathy in them towards new entrepreneurs. EDII, on a mission to deep root entrepreneurship across the world also took the onus of doing away with incongruities in the system by regular training and workshops. The Institute undertook the following activities, across the globe:

  • Familiarized bank officials in the development of local entrepreneurial talent in Togo, under sponsorship of West African Development Bank, Lome.
  • Conducted two training programmes for credit officers in Malawi, on Entrepreneurial Assessment Techniques. 40 Small Enterprise Development professionals from Malawian Traders’ Trust and other institutions including international nodal organizations were trained. The programme was sponsored by UNDP-ILO.
  • Sensitised senior Govt. officials on the significance of initiating New Enterprise Creation and Growth Programmes in Iran. The outcome was an action plan to set up a National Institute for Entrepreneurship in the country, regular manpower development for entrepreneurship, training to youths on business opportunity identification and setting up of necessary credit and other support system in Iran under Ministry of Industry, Govt. of Iran.
  • Conducted a one-week training programme in Port Louis in association with the Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. of Mauritius for policy-makers, heads of financial institutions, and officials of NGOs engaged in small enterprise development and para-statal organizations running support services for industries. The programme helped in creating a conducive environment in the country for promoting small scale enterprises in food & agro processing sector.
  • Completed a project on ‘Unleashing Entrepreneurship for Development & Trade’, wherein officials from Chamber of Commerce, industry associations, academic institutions and government organizations had participated. These Review Workshops, supported by SDC, focussed on arriving at a road-map for ensuring sustainability of entrepreneurship development activities initiated under the project in the Greater Mekong Sub region.
  • Organized a seminar on ‘Appreciation of Training Interventions for Small Enterprise Development’ in Togo. EDII experts conducted the seminar for Chief Executives/Senior Officials of government/banks and support system officials who are engaged in small enterprise development. The seminar was followed by a training programme for operational level officers of banks/financial institutions for assessing entrepreneurial competencies

Core Activities