IBA-UNDP Balochistan Entrepreneurship Project (BEP)

Program Overview

Pakistan is fortunate to have the largest percentage of youth in the world i.e. 64% of the total population is below the age of 30 years. This youth prominence offers prospects for socio-economic growth and prosperity if engaged productively. It also provides an exclusive opportunity and resource for Pakistan's economic and social development, provided that youth are appropriately skilled and educated in order to meet the requirements of the labor market. However, a large proportion (32%) of youth are uneducated with no vocational skills; consequently, they remain either unemployed or under-employed.

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Pakistan has engaged Institute of Business Administration (IBA) and University of Balochistan (UoB) to facilitate Entrepreneurship training and mentoring of 120 youth in the heart of Balochistan, Quetta. IBA has an extensive experience of working with entrepreneurs throughout Pakistan and now in its IBA National Entrepreneurship Program (NEP) is launching the IBA-UNDP Balochistan Entrepreneurship Project (BEP) under the initiative of Balochistan SDGs Accelerated Delivery Project. The program aims to provide these young men and women from Balochistan with opportunities to acquire entrepreneurial skills, to develop their mindset and to start their own businesses. The potential beneficiaries will be the students of universities, technical training institutes and colleges.

The program encompassed training on various modules including: Development of an Entrepreneurial mindset, Start-up Business Model Canvas, Basic IT Skills, Marketing & Sales, Operations, Basic Finance Concepts in Business context, Soft Skills, Law and the Development, refinement and presentation of Business action plans.

Program Highlights

Initially, IBA will conduct a Training of Trainers (ToT) workshop in which it will train 40-50 Faculty Members in UoB, Quetta. The training will facilitate in the development of the faculty's mindset with the award-winning Entrepreneurship curriculum of IBA. Moreover, they will be taught on how to promote this mindset amongst their students. After this training, they will become IBA Teaching Fellows and will be a part of IBA's team for training of the students.

For the 120 youth, IBA will conduct a 50-hour Entrepreneurship certificate course in UoB, Quetta. This certificate course is aimed at providing Entrepreneurship and Life Skills Training to start their own businesses.

The program will have the following salient features:

Benefits of the Course Eligibility Criteria Schedule
Availability of Admission Forms May 28, 2019
Last date for submission of Admission Forms June 11, 2019
Interviews by IBA Team May 28, 2019 to June 21, 2019
Commencement of classes June 26, 2019

Selected candidates will be informed by IBA via telephone for details of course.

For more information

Phone: 021-38104700 (Ext. 2704/2708/2659)
Cell: 0347-8743898
Email: mtalha@iba.edu.pk

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