Entrepreneurship Boot Camp to support 200 microenterprise entrepreneurs with core entrepreneurship skills
Client: Mercy Corps Uganda
Coverage: Ugandan districts of Lira and Kitgum (Northern Uganda)
Period: May 2019
The broad objective of the training was to improve the agriculture-based development of the rural economy in selected regions of Northern Uganda, particularly the districts of Kitgum, Agago, Lira, Oyam, Dokolo and Amolatar, through capacity building of micro-entrepreneurs with knowledge and core skills in business planning, management, agribusiness- entrepreneurship, marketing, management and financial literacy (savings, budgeting, household decision making).
The training involved both theory and practical so as to allow maximum learning and application of the concepts learnt. It was highly interactive and participatory, allowing each participant to freely contribute to the discussions. The approach was very effective in enabling participants to quickly learn and relate lessons learned to their daily roles
Expectations from ENVenture;
1) Train and equip 220 participants, including 200 micro and small entrepreneurs with business planning, financial management, household decision making and financial literacy skills.
2) Design/customize a training curriculum that is translated both in English and the local language.
3) Prepare training notes in English and local languages to be given to participants for use in the development and management of their businesses.
4) Work with participants to develop competitive business plans to be utilized for the Business Plan Competition.
5) Work with Business Mentors/ Coaches in each cluster to design/develop 35 competitive business plans along the priority value chains or support participants.
7) Provide business skills training materials to Business mentors/ Coaches for use in training other micro and small enterprise over a five months mentorship period.