The COVID-19 pandemic is exacerbating unemployment, poverty, and social inequality, particularly for women and youth, and hindering progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Entrepreneurship is central to addressing poverty and social inequity. Small and medium-sized enterprises contribute to 35 per cent of gross domestic product in developing economies and are an important source of employment for women and youth. Yet, these enterprises are among the first to be affected by
Sustained and inclusive economic growth through entrepreneurship and private-sector development can drive progress, create decent jobs, and improve living standards.
People’s well-being is rooted in economic, social and environmental security.
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Tailor your business-focused programme! We can develop and deliver training covering various areas including:
- Entrepreneurship & Innovation
- Micro, Small & Medium Enterprise (MSME) Development
- Leadership, Teambuilding, & Communication
- Gender Equality
- Planning & Risk Mitigation
- Networking & Fundraising
- Project Operationalization & Mentorship
Our Projects under Entrepreneurship and Private Sector Development
Below are our projects to promote entrepreneurship and private sector development.
UNITAR Iraq Entrepreneurship for Youth
Iraq, a country that has been experiencing over a decade of warfare and violence, is faced with an array of challenges that undermine sustainable development and recovery. Against this background, the UNITAR Hiroshima Office, with the support of the People of Japan, launched a training programme to support Iraq to promote indigenous capacity development.
UNITAR South Sudan Entrepreneurship and Project Management Programme
South Sudan, the world's newest nation, is faced with an array of challenging issues which are undermining sustainable development and recovery. In this context, the UNITAR Hiroshima Office launched a training programme to support South Sudan in promoting indigenous capacity development.
UNITAR Social Entrepreneurship Training Programme for Women in the Horn of Africa
Entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship have the potential to promote socioeconomic development and help the world “build back better.” When women have knowledge and skills in entrepreneurship, they can lead their own initiatives and businesses (social or commercial) and engage more meaningfully in their societies. Thus, this programme was exclusively designed for women entrepreneurs and leaders from the Horn of Africa, focusing on entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurship, leadership, and innovation, with the generous financial support of the Government and People of Japan.
Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Leadership Training for Women Entrepreneurs in Africa
UNITAR has signed a memorandum of understanding with Sunlight (a home care brand under Unilever Kenya Limited) and Absa Bank Kenya, forming a new partnership to deliver the programme. This joint programme seeks to empower women entrepreneurs in Kenya to develop their social or for-profit businesses. The training will build the learners’ skills in social entrepreneurship, financial and digital literacy.