Partner: Strengthening Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development (SEED) Project
Year of Implementation: 2018- 2019
The objective of the project is inspired by the grave economic conditions that cripple youth and women ability to seize, find and create economic opportunities. In this context, the project aims at raising awareness on entrepreneurship and strengthening the capacities of 1260 youth people aged between 18 and 28 with a main focus on women (at least 60%) in 2 governorates (Sohag and Kafr el Sheikh) to become community leaders. This shall be implemented through the following:
- The establishment of 2 local hubs
- A desk review on entrepreneurship ecosystem
- A TOT program including training on entrepreneurship skills, business management, mentorship and entrepreneurship event
- An event linking participants with various youth entrepreneur organizations, investors, and mentors to provide financial assistance and guidance to the participants to help them develop their ideas into feasible businesses that will have a positive social impact in Egypt.
These interventions all will create the basis of a sustainable network of youth entrepreneurs which will help to coordinate the efforts of existing youth entrepreneurship organizations. In this context, the sectors supported by this project are categorized under the following categories: community development, economic empowerment and gender equality.