Week 4: Entrepreneurship has started in New Delhi
The fourth module of the One Year Training Programme on Employment Policies: Moving from Fragility to Resilience – Tailored for Afghanistan has officially started today in New Delhi. The module, which focuses on Entrepreneurship, will run until 26 May and sees the participation of 26 representatives of the Afghan Government as well as of Workers’ and Employers’ organizations. The opening ceremony was held in the morning of Monday 22 May at the presence of Mr Sher Verick, Deputy Director, ILO India Country Office; Mr Manish Kumar Gupta, General Director, VV Giri National Labour Institute of India; and Mr Joel Alcocer of ITCILO, manager of the project “Promoting rural youth employment in Afghanistan through entrepreneurship education and vocational training.”
Week 4: Entrepreneurship – objectives
By the end of this training module, participants are able to:
- link entrepreneurship with high growth sectors in the Afghan context;
- envision the future of youth entrepreneurs in order to promote the inclusion of youth in sustainable small enterprise development;
- familiarize with tools to promote entrepreneurship, and specifically Start and Improve Your Business (SIYB), value chain development and Women Entrepreneurship Development (WED);
- learn about successful and unsuccessful cases of entrepreneurship development;
- understand the key principles of gamification and their application to entrepreneurship promotion;
- provide, receive and integrate peer inputs in their team projects.
Week 4: Entrepreneurship – contents
In addition to more “traditional” topics linked to entrepreneurship promotion in fragile contexts, this module will introduce some cross cutting issues which will then be developed in more detail in the coming weeks, namely women entrepreneurship promotion (linked to the upcoming Gender and Labour module) and profiling techniques to identify beneficiaries for entrepreneurship programmes – links with Afghan Labour Policy.
A special attention will be paid to the concept of gamification and its potential application in the promotion of entrepreneurship, including two hands-on experiences: The Gamification Experience: “The treasure hunt”; and Entrepreneurship gamification experience: “Boat business simulation”.
One whole day of training will be dedicated to an exercise aimed at “envisioning the future” of entrepreneurship in Afghanistan: Mapping trends, signals and drivers of change; applying a technique called “the Three Horizons Framework” to map overlapping patterns of change over time; and using the “Future wheels”: Empathy maps of future entrepreneurs.