Mar 19, 2012, 11:45 AM
With the goal to inspire young people to embrace innovation, imagination and creativity, Global Entrepreneurship Week will encourage youths to think big and turn their ideas into reality.
From November 15 to 21, 2010, millions of young people around the world will join a growing movement to generate new ideas and seek better ways of doing things. Now in its third year, Global Entrepreneurship Week brings together aspiring and inspiring entrepreneurs, helping them embrace originality, imagination and ingenuity through local, national and global activities.
Co-founded by the Kauffman Foundation and Enterprise UK, a business-led, government-backed campaign in the United Kingdom, it helps develop young people’s knowledge, skills and networks to inspire them to grow sustainable enterprises. In the
The highlight of these programmes include high profile visits by members of the board of Directors of the American Chamber of Commerce, Gambia Chapter, key stakeholders in the Gambian business sector and the media to the Minister of Trade, Regional Integration Industry and Employment, Minister of Economic Planning, Industry and Development and the US Ambassador to the Gambia to brief these important partners on GEW.
Various Radio programmes highlighting GEW, Gambian entrepreneurship stories, youth employment issues, young people in business, access to capital will also be aired.
According to the President of the American Chamber of Commerce, Gambia Chapter, Mr Abdoulie Touray, “GEW is one week in the year that Entrepreneurship takes centre stage all over the world and this being the
For more information, visit www.unleashingideas.org
About the Kauffman Foundation
The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation is a private nonpartisan foundation that works to harness the power of entrepreneurship and innovation to grow economies and improve human welfare.
Through its research and other initiatives, the Kauffman Foundation aims to open young people’s eyes to the possibility of entrepreneurship, promote entrepreneurship education, raise awareness of entrepreneurship-friendly policies, and find alternative pathways for the commercialization of new knowledge and technologies.
In addition, the Foundation focuses on initiatives in the
Founded by late entrepreneur and philanthropist Ewing Marion Kauffman, the Foundation is based in
For more information, visit www.kauffman.org.