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Business innovation in Ongwediva

A new project for the empowerment of young and future entrepreneurs in Ongwediva was launched at the end of February. The Ongwediva Business Innovation Group (OBIG) targets VTC, UNAM and IUM students as well as graduates and business-minded people from 18 to 25. The group composed of 12 participants will work together until July this year. During training sessions, they debate political and economic challenges and issues and create their own innovative business ideas. OBIG is facilitated by Malte Boehm (right), a volunteer with the German development agency, the GIZ, at the Sam Nujoma Multi-Purpose Centre in Ongwediva. The project is funded by the GIZ’s Partnership for Economic Growth programme and supported by the Ongwediva Town Council. It is the centre‘s intention to run a new programme every semester.

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