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UNITAR Launches Training Programme to Enhance Food Security and Economic Development for Young Entrepreneurs

The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) is now accepting applications for its highly esteemed training programme, “Entrepreneurship and Innovation: Promoting Food Security and Economic Development in Egypt, Iraq, and Lebanon.” This programme is specifically designed for young entrepreneurs aged 18 to 45 who are eager to make a significant impact in their communities by addressing food security issues and fostering economic growth.

Application Deadline: June 30, 2024

About the Programme This extensive training initiative aims to provide participants with essential and advanced knowledge in entrepreneurship, focusing on innovative solutions that enhance food security and economic development. Running from June 2024 to March 2025, the programme is generously funded by the Government and People of Japan. Successful participants will receive a UNITAR certificate of completion.

Programme Highlights:

  • Duration: June 2024 – March 2025
  • Language: English
  • Cost: Free of charge
  • Application Deadline: June 30, 2024, 11:59 PM JST

Programme Structure

The training is divided into three distinct phases:

Phase 1: Foundational Training (July – October 2024) Approximately 100 participants will engage in online training covering essential entrepreneurship topics such as the fundamentals of entrepreneurship, agribusiness, and identifying high-potential business opportunities. This phase includes self-paced courses, peer discussions, assignments, and webinars led by regional and international experts.

Phase 2: Advanced Training (October – December 2024) Around 20 top-ranked participants will advance to training on entrepreneurial tools and techniques. They will focus on developing innovative and sustainable business solutions to tackle food security challenges, including climate-smart agricultural and aquacultural practices.

Phase 3: Business Blueprint Development (December 2024 – March 2025) The final phase will see approximately 10 top performers develop detailed blueprints for new enterprises or projects with high potential for job creation and resilience-building in the agrifood sector. This phase includes mentorship, coaching, and potentially an intensive workshop conducted either online or in person.

Eligibility Criteria The programme is open to enthusiastic entrepreneurs from Egypt, Iraq, and Lebanon who meet the following criteria:

  • Aged 18-45 years
  • Passionate about making a positive impact in their community
  • Proficient in spoken and written English
  • Committed to completing the entire programme
  • Have work experience or interest in agribusiness, food security, or general entrepreneurship
  • Able to commit a minimum of 2-4 hours per week during the programme

How to Apply Interested candidates can apply by registering [HERE]. Please ensure that your application is submitted by the deadline: June 30, 2024.

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