Entrepreneurs celebrate global week
Junior Achievement in collaboration with the Centre for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) at the Polytechnic of Namibia will host the Global Entrepreneurship Week from 17 to 19 November.
Namibia will celebrate along with the rest of the world this event which tries to get participants interested in taking up the challenge of unemployment by becoming employment creators.
Francois Brand, project administrator at the Centre for Entrepreneurial Development told the Economist this week that the CED is honoured and excited about participating and co-hosting the event that has been held for seven years globally with Junior Achievement.
“ CED have always been committed to entrepreneurship and the development of the local entrepreneur. We focus our training on quality theory as well as mentorship to facilitate the implementation of the theory. Therefore it is a great experience for us to be part of this event and help with the implementation of it in Namibia,” he said.
He said that this is an opportunity for the entrepreneurial sector in the country to expose their guts, creativity, business mindedness, skill and of course their products and services.
“It helps to put the Namibian entrepreneur into minds and perceptions of people and organisations around the world who are also participating in this event. It will give them (SMEs, corporates and individuals) the opportunity to exhibit their products or services to the public and other institutions. It will also give them the opportunity to learn from their fellow entrepreneurs and the speakers,” added Brand.