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CIPE Plans for GEW 2011

Mark Marich (GEW global)

Lebanon,Nepal,Peru,Pakistan,Paraguay,Romania,Russia,Tunisia

Nov 11, 2011

The Center for International Private Enterprise strengthens democracy around the globe through private enterprise and market-oriented reform--and just so happens to have a number of activities planned around the world during Global Entrepreneurship Week.

Lebanon: Through the project Fostering Free Enterprise in Youth, the Development for People and Nature Association (DPNA) will be training the steering committee for its network of alumni. CIPE Communications Director Caroline Scullin will lead the training. This network will facilitate knowledge-sharing among program graduates and aspiring young entrepreneurs and provide technical assistance to youth interested in establishing their own businesses.

Pakistan: The Young Entrepreneurs Forum of the Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in conjunction with CIPE, will hold a conference Nov. 16 on developing an entrepreneurial culture.

Russia: On Nov. 15 at the Vladikavkaz Institute of Management, current and past participants in the CIPE-funded youth entrepreneurship program will meet with local entrepreneurs in a roundtable discussion of the practical dimensions of opening a business.

Nepal: Samriddhi, The Prosperity Foundation, will hold a high-profile media gathering to recognize the efforts and success stories of prominent and upcoming entrepreneurs from different sectors. A panel of eight entrepreneurs from different sectors will share personal stories. Samriddhi will also publish an issue of its newsletter Artha in conjunction with entrepreneurs’ clubs from colleges.

Romania: CIPE Regional Office Romania and the National School for Political and Administrative Studies are organizing a seminar “Today’s Entrepreneurs for Tomorrow’s Entrepreneurs.” The audience will hear the stories of two very successful Romanian entrepreneurs, Ms. Diana Blinda (founder of Hansen Office Design, a luxury office furniture distribution chain) and Mr. Antonio Eram (founder of online payment service MobilPay.com and Netopia System, the leading SMS platform provider in Romania). The guests will offer their insights on entrepreneurship and the challenges of starting a business in Romania.

Peru: Instituto Invertir has shared experiences and tips from its EmprendeAhora entrepreneurship and leadership training program, as well as its angel investor network program. EmprendeAhora won first place in the 2011 CIPE Leading Practices contest.

Also in CIPE’s network: L’Institut Arabe des Chefs d’Entreprises (IACE), Tunisia, will present the results of a survey on entrepreneurship and is the official country host. Likewise, Fundacion Paraguaya will be coordinating Global Entrepreneurship Week activities in Paraguay.

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Content for the blog post above was provided by Kim Bettcher, CIPE

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