Minister Launches GEW in Swaziland
Mark Marich @markmarich
Nov 14, 2012
Swaziland Minister of Commerce, Industry and Trade Jabulile Mashwama launched Global Entrepreneurship Week at an event hosted by Limkokwing University of Creative Technology on Monday.
GEW has been hosted in the country for four years and was launched at the university in partnership with Limkokwing’s Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) team. The event will be graced by
GEW Coordinator Nqobile Simelane said they would host more than 30 events during the week and these would be spearheaded by different organisations, each with different guest speakers.
“The events of GEW will begin today with the launch at Limkokwing hosted by Junior Achievement (JA) Swaziland and SIFE LUCT this morning and just like last year, it will be officially launched by the minister.
“The program for today also includes presentations by represantatives from Inhlanyelo Fund, entrepreneurship training by the Small Enterprises Development Company (SEDCO), Youth Fund training by Imbita and there will be ADP visits by World Vision,” she said.
Last year, JA Swaziland partnered with 19 partner organizations and had 35 activities from over 3,000 direct participants who attended the activities hosted by the partner organisations.
Simelane said that training sessions and presentations would be conducted by the US Embassy, Lulote, SwaziBank, Imbita, Bantwana Initiative for Orphaned and Vulnerable Children, TechnoServe, SEDCO, Commerce Society and SIFE UNISWA.
Other events to be hosted during the week include training sessions at Waterford KaMhlaba College, JA beneficiaries’ focus group discussions by JA and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), training for women’s saving groups, entrepreneurship training by SEDCO hosted at different locations and many others.