The eight-week international training programme on 'Sustainable Livelihoods and Mainstreaming with Market' concluded on 17 April, 2015 with 32 participants from 15 countries such as; South Africa, Kyrgyzstan, Tonga, Tanzania, Myanmar, Kenya, Cambodia, Syria, Lesotho, Ivory Coast, Fiji, Malaysia, Uganda, Mauritius, Maldives, Guyana and Poland. The objective of the programme was to impart a sound conceptual foundation and pragmatic understanding in sustainable livelihood to professionals and hone their skills to design, strategize, implement and articulate systems approach for sustainable livelihood.
Participants of the programme 'Sustainable Livelihoods and Mainstreaming with Market' seen with (3rd from R) Dr. Dinesh Awasthi, Director, EDI; (on his right) Dr. Manoj Mishra, Programme Director and faculty members associated with the programme
Six-week international training programme on 'Entrepreneurial Management' concluded on 3 April, 2015. 29 participants from 23 countries such as; Afghanistan, Egypt, Gautemala, Ivory Coast, Kyrgyzstan, Libya, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nepal, Niger, Peru, Poland, Serbia, Thailand, Tunisia, Vietnam, Botswana, Ghana, Malawi, Nigeria, South Africa and Zimbabwe. The main objective of the programme was to help participants create an organizational framework and put into practice the entrepreneurial management that fosters entrepreneurial culture and practices at all levels of the organization.
Six-week international training programme on 'Empowering Women through Entrepreneurship Development' concluded on 3 April, 2015. 29 participants from 24 countries such as; Argentina, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Chile, Guyana, Ivory Coast, Kyrgyztan, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Philippines, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Vietnam, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe participated in this programme. The main objectives of the programme were to :
- provide knowledge of tools and techniques that may facilitate increase and growth of new women entrepreneurs
- enrich knowledge regarding identification of available business opportunities and prepare viable business plans
- devise techniques in enhancing leadership and managerial capabilities in women
- disseminate information regarding variety of business facilities offered by various agencies and bodies
- help planners and policy makers in designing policies for women entrepreneurs
Another six-week international training programme on ‘Entrepreneurship Education to Strengthen Emerging Economies’ concluded on 3 April, 2015 with 20 participants from 14 countries such as; Sudan, Ethiopia, Peru, Madagascar, South Africa, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Brazil, Tunisia, Russia, Afghanistan, Laos, Zambia and Mongolia. The main objectives of the programme were to:
- Enable participants to formulate customized and need based entrepreneurship education policies, strategies and programmes in the country
- Enable participants to create resilient and competent early-stage entrepreneurs, groom family business successors, women entrepreneurs and nurture intrapreneurs
- Guide them to initiate and conduct programmes on entrepreneurship successfully to create conducive environment for entrepreneurship in the country
- Conduct need based research and evaluation studies in the domain of entrepreneurship development and entrepreneurship education
- Enable participants to open-up Entrepreneurship Development Cells to create awareness on entrepreneurship education
- Guide participants to develop business incubators in the institutions to support students in developing bankable business plans and start-ups.
The programmes were started on 23 February, 2015.
Seen during the valedictory function of International Training Programmes - 'Entrepreneurial Management', 'Empowering Women through Entrepreneurship Development' and 'Entrepreneurship Education to Strengthen Emerging Economies' is (2nd from R) Dr. Dinesh Awasthi, Director-EDI. Also seen are Programme Directors (L-R) Mr. P.Ganesh, Dr. Sunil Shukla and Dr. Rajiv Joshi
Dr. Dinesh Awasthi presenting a certificate to one of the participants