EMPRETEC REGIONAL FORUM IN JANJANBUREH

General

EMPRETEC REGIONAL FORUM IN JANJANBUREH
The forum in Janjanbureh was held on the 30th May, 2015 at the Regional Education Office, Janjanbureh. It was attended by over 70 people including key stakeholders of the Empretec Project. In attendance were Malang Saibo Camara, Deputy Governor of CRR, Naffie Barry, PS, MOTIE, Fatou M Jallow, CEO, GIEPA, Bintou Gassama, OVP, Adama Njie, Programme Associate, UNDP, Sarata Conateh, Director, Business Development, GCCI, Suwaibou Cham, Research and Survey Manager, GIEPA, Landing B Sanneh, General Manager, NEDI, Awa Faye Peen, Women’s Federation, Sadibou Jammeh, PR and Communications Manager, GIEPA, and a select number of TAG members, lady councilors and Chiefs from the region.
After the welcoming remarks by the Deputy Governor, who challenged all the Empretecos to take self responsibility to succeed in life because the knowledge has been impart by the trainers and the entrepreneurs now have to implement what has been thought.
The forum, just like in Basse, took the form of discussion with the Empretecos present and all the speakers in Basse reiterated similar statements.
In sharing their experiences, the Empretecos are very grateful that they benefited from this unique training and said that they are now awaken to the realities and are more careful in seeking information before any decision they make thanks to Empretec. Some have now started new businesses and others have expanded by using the competencies learned from Empretec.
The challenges are similar in terms of Electricity, lack of funding and markets for their products. In response by Fatou M Jallow and Naffie Barry, government will continue to create the enabling environment for businesses to strive which will help to create more jobs and alleviate poverty. The local chapter will also go a long way in serving as a market for the Empretcos and linkage between them and other bodies which can be mutually beneficial.
CONCLUSION
The forum provided both the empretecos and key stakeholders the opportunity to interact and discuss key issues regarding the project. It availed the stakeholders to assess the progress and successes registered by the project and also inform as to what improvements are needed to ensure that the project achieve all its targets. For the empretecos, it was an opportunity to share experiences and discuss some of the challenges they are faced with since the training.
It became clear that such a forum will help GIEPA to better implement the Empretec Project as the local chapters will be used as the liaison to channel all developments related to the Empretecos. It will also allow better networking amongst them and serve as a market for each other.

EMPRETEC REGIONAL FORUM IN JANJANBUREH
The forum in Janjanbureh was held on the 30th May, 2015 at the Regional Education Office, Janjanbureh. It was attended by over 70 people including key stakeholders of the Empretec Project. In attendance were Malang Saibo Camara, Deputy Governor of CRR, Naffie Barry, PS, MOTIE, Fatou M Jallow, CEO, GIEPA, Bintou Gassama, OVP, Adama Njie, Programme Associate, UNDP, Sarata Conateh, Director, Business Development, GCCI, Suwaibou Cham, Research and Survey Manager, GIEPA, Landing B Sanneh, General Manager, NEDI, Awa Faye Peen, Women’s Federation, Sadibou Jammeh, PR and Communications Manager, GIEPA, and a select number of TAG members, lady councilors and Chiefs from the region.
After the welcoming remarks by the Deputy Governor, who challenged all the Empretecos to take self responsibility to succeed in life because the knowledge has been impart by the trainers and the entrepreneurs now have to implement what has been thought.
The forum, just like in Basse, took the form of discussion with the Empretecos present and all the speakers in Basse reiterated similar statements.
In sharing their experiences, the Empretecos are very grateful that they benefited from this unique training and said that they are now awaken to the realities and are more careful in seeking information before any decision they make thanks to Empretec. Some have now started new businesses and others have expanded by using the competencies learned from Empretec.
The challenges are similar in terms of Electricity, lack of funding and markets for their products. In response by Fatou M Jallow and Naffie Barry, government will continue to create the enabling environment for businesses to strive which will help to create more jobs and alleviate poverty. The local chapter will also go a long way in serving as a market for the Empretcos and linkage between them and other bodies which can be mutually beneficial.
CONCLUSION
The forum provided both the empretecos and key stakeholders the opportunity to interact and discuss key issues regarding the project. It availed the stakeholders to assess the progress and successes registered by the project and also inform as to what improvements are needed to ensure that the project achieve all its targets. For the empretecos, it was an opportunity to share experiences and discuss some of the challenges they are faced with since the training.
It became clear that such a forum will help GIEPA to better implement the Empretec Project as the local chapters will be used as the liaison to channel all developments related to the Empretecos. It will also allow better networking amongst them and serve as a market for each other.

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