GIEPA and Empretec in collaboration with Mandala Washing Fellows are honored to present and deliver the first Entrepreneurship Driven-by-Innovation workshop in The Gambia. The 6-day training is underway at Entrepreneur Development Center (EDC) in Bakau where 35 participants are being trained on Design Thinking, Business Model Canvas and Leadership in business from Monday 22nd January to Saturday 27th January 2018. After a successful completion of the program, participants are expected to apply the skills and techniques to build innovative business that will fast track the quest for rapid economic development in The Gambia
The Empretec program in The Gambia is funded by UNDP and Government of the Gambia and anchored at GIEPA. Since September, 2014 when the first training was commissioned, Empretec center has trained over 736 entrepreneurs including 164 farmers some of whom have started manifesting success in their businesses. The BDS component has also trained 93 BDS advisers and 61 of whom are actively providing advisory services to 293 businesses.