From Erbil; Visiting BIP Training in Camps for Refugees and IDPs; Discussing Young Enterprises with the authorities.
BIP leaders visited Erbil on 24-27 March 2017 for following up the implementation of BIP trainings for refugees and IDPs in camps with their local partner PAO. BIP and PAO met several times and discussed the results and what is new in the project. There are many International Organizations interested in BIP training, said PAO leaders. At the same time PAO has started a dialog with local authorities about Young Enterprises, because of high rate of jobless among youths and newly graduated students.
BIP and PAO together met the Ministry of Education in KRG and representatives of the Education Ministry of Federal Government and the Alola Organization. The meeting took place at the Ministry of Education building in the Kurdistan region on Sunday, 26 March 2017.
BIP presented the Student Enterprises Project to them and showed how it could be implemented in the Student Enterprise project in secondary schools. Subsquently a joint delegation from BIP & PAO revisited the Minister of Education of the Kurdistan region, Mr. Pishtiwan Sadik, to discuss the details of the project. Here, Mr. Bjorn Rete, Director of BIP, began to talk about the successful implementation of the program in the Norway, Bosnia and other countries which should act as an incentive to think about its implementation in the Kurdistan region. During the meeting, the Minister welcomed the idea and pledged support for the implementation of the project.
From Erbil; Entrepreneurship among young people.
Student Enterprises is one of the important activities in schools in development countries.
A Workshop, about youth entrepreneurship and how to prepare young people to be involved in the operation of enterprises and small businesses, was organized and held by experts from Norway.
The Public Aid Organization in cooperation with Norwegian Business Innovation Programs organized the workshop over two days as part of the youth entrepreneurial projects and small businesses in junior high schools (grades 11 and 12) and reviews the factors that must be available in the State and society to lead to the success of such projects. The training workshop included such important topics and addressing difficult analysis skills in small projects, in addition to reviewing the experience gained from the pilot projects for young people carried out in the Balkan countries and Norway.
The training workshop was held in Chwarchra hotel on 25-26 March 2017, featuring several employees from the Public Aid Organization and relevant agencies.
The seminar participants were from Education Ministry in KRG & Education Ministry in Federal Government, BIP Erbil, PAO and Alola Organization.
TOT Training for a Featured Group of IDPs & Refugees
Preparing for the next step of the project activities related to (BPD) training courses for the IDPs & refugees in camps in Iraq, Business Innovation Programs (BIP), and the Public Aid Organization (PAO) organized a (TOT) training & communication course for a group of IDPs & Refugees who were chosen from the first step training activities of the project. This group been choosen by BIP Coordinator and Certified Trainer Omar Karim Ahmed together with PAO coordinators.
The training course was organized in Erbil in the period from 16/01/2017 to 19/01/2017 for 22 participants (10 women & 12 men who came from Erbil, Dohok and Sulaymaniah).
The participantss were trained on how to communicate and carry out BPD training courses (both in theory and in practice).
The course participants practiced using different business ideas during their training simulations that were managed by Suhad Mohammed (PAO) and Omar Karim (BIP) and under the instruction of Dr.Hussein Falamarz Tahir and Hogr Cahto Shekha.
The course was concluded by distributing certificates of participation to the participants.