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Nepal

Training of Trainers for the Entrepreneurship Promotion Component conducted

Skills

A 5-day training as preparation for the implementation of the Entrepreneurship Promotion (EP) Component of the Youth Employment Project (YEP) was conducted at the Gautam Hotel, in Bardibas, Mahottari District, from 2 to 6 July 2018. Participants included 8 trainers, 2 coordinators and 2 representatives from the project’s implementing partners Active Nepal and Sahayogi Samaj Nepal, and 3 project staffs. Out of the 15 participants, 7 were female.

Bangladesh

Swiss Ambassador Visits Chars in Sirajganj and Kurigram

Enterprise

His Excellency René Holenstein, the Swiss Ambassador to Bangladesh, paid a four-day long field visit from 9 July to 12 July 2018 to the northern char areas of Bangladesh to witness the lives of char-dwellers and the ongoing activities of Making Markets Work for the Jamuna, Padma and Teesta Chars (M4C) project targeting the population. Chars are hard-to-reach riverine islands formed through cycles of soil erosion and deposition by the river. Thus, households on the chars are deeply challenged by geographic isolation; limited or no access to financial services, education and healthcare; and susceptibility to various natural calamities.

Bangladesh

Skills Trainings Transforming Lives

Read about four success stories from the Uttoron project

Bangladesh

Uttoron Launches a New Documentary on the Project

Skills

The new documentary showcases the unique trainee selection process of the project, the modality of providing skills trainings, and the transforming stories of the training graduates. The documentary is everything you need to know about Uttoron Project in a nutshell

Nepal

Two New Partnership Agreements Signed in the Goat Sector for Sahaj

Enterprise

Sahaj signed two new partnerships in the goat sector, with Bhurtel Agriculture and Company Private Limited and Hamro Veterinary Sewa Sahakari.

Nepal

Contract signed for Entrepreneurship Promotion Training

Skills

The Youth Employment Project (YEP) signed agreements with two NGOs, Sahayogi Samaj Nepal and Active Nepal, on 31st May 2018 for the execution of Entrepreneurship Promotion Training during 2018. The objective of the 2-weeks training is to provide youths the basic understanding, concepts and skills to become self-employed and to further coach them during their initial 6 months of the micro-entrepreneurship journey.

Nepal

Sahaj Signs Partnership Agreement with Green Clean Organic Nepal

Enterprise

Sahaj, also known as the Nepal Agricultural Market Development Programme (NAMDP), signed a partnership agreement with Green Clean Organic (GCO) Nepal Trading and Contracting Private Limited.

Nepal

Agreement for co-funding of skills training with local Governments (Municipalities)

Skills

Involving of and sharing the responsibility of youth training with local Government stakeholders is high on the agenda of the YEP project. The project therefore encourages its local Skill Training Providers to seek cooperation with and co-funding from local Governments for skills training. Establishing such direct links between the local Government that have funding for training and local Training Providers is important in view that projects are temporary only and funding will have to come from elsewhere if it is to continue after project closure.

Bangladesh

Swisscontact Signs Partnership Agreement with The City Bank Limited

Finance

A partnership agreement was signed between Swisscontact and The City Bank Limited for the implementation of Sarathi – Progress through Financial Inclusion on 23 May 2018 at The City Bank Limited head office in Dhaka.

Bangladesh

Sarathi’s Planning Workshop with Partner Commercial Banks

Finance

Sarathi- Progress through Financial Inclusion organized a workshop titled “Financial Literacy and Bank Product Promotion Campaign Workshop” on 10 May 2018.

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