NEDI Trains Backway Returns on Business Essentials

NEDI Trains Backway Returns on Business Essentials
NEDI Trains Backway Returns on Business Essentials

Africa-Press – Gambia. The National Enterprise Development Initiative (NEDI) has trained over 100 backway returnees on entrepreneurship (business essential). The training focuses on how to register a business, develop a business plan and maintain and develop their various businesses.

Funded by International Organization for Migration (IOM), the training brought together 80 returnees to be exposed to business development ideas and processes.

The six days Entrepreneurship training for the sixth and seventh cohort of 40 migrant returnees in the Gambia was selected across all regions. Overall one hundred and twenty (120) migrant returnees have been trained by NEDI on business essentials.

According to the Program Manager, Abdoukabirr Daffeh, NEDI said his organisation’s primary objective is to empower Gambian Youth and Women, through entrepreneurship and enterprise development.

He said their activities involve; training youth and women on basic business skills, providing loans and microfinance support to small business enterprises. The institution also provides business advisory services, mentoring and coaching to youth and women entrepreneurs to ensure growth and sustainability in the enterprise development of The Gambia.

“NEDI provides the platform for young entrepreneurs to explore opportunities and strengthen their entrepreneurial spirit or potentials. NEDI works with and through young people to enable them re-position themselves as key players in the economic system of the country,” he said

He added that at NEDI they have a policy of ‘Positive Discriminations’, prioritizing migrant returnees. He said at the end of the training for these migrant returnees they will provide them with seed money of 1000 euros as a startup. This is part of the package from the funder, IOM.

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