Saint Kitts and Nevis, June 4-8
The workshop took place at the Chamber of Industry and Commerce of Saint Kitts and Nevis. There was an opening ceremony hosted by the UNDP project Coordinator, Paula Hidalgo Sanchez, who led the opening remarks, among other notable figures that attended the event.
The Business Lab trained 30 young people (10 from Nevis, 20 from St. Kitts), the "methodology addressed the main challenges that new business ventures experience nowadays. Moreover, these workshops aim to put in practice the techniques learned in class. Therefore, the participants went to downtown Basseterre with the objective of selling items using the marketing tactics they had learned the past days. The exercise turned out to be a roaring success as the young entrepreneurs made significantly more money than was first expected and donated the proceeds to local charities.
Grenada, June 11-15
The methodology was focused on the creation of effective business models that can be implemented and applied to the nature of the projects of the entrepreneurs. The intended result was to reduce the risk of start-up failure and improve longevity of new businesses. In addition, it was focused on enhancing the abilities o of the attendees in order to train other prospective entrepreneurs.
This is the beginning of a process that will last two years, and will increase entrepreneurial activity by youth in St. Kilts and Nevis, Grenada and the other countries to host the upcoming workshops. Business Labs are helpful tools for young entrepreneurs to reinforce their practical understanding of rural tourism. Even though the workshops have concluded, the real work begins when the entrepreneurs apply their new skills to their own projects.
YABT will follow up with various stakeholders in order to support these new ventures.
Upcomoming Youth-In workshops:
|August 13 to 17||St John's, Antigua & Barbuda||Business Labs focused on Green Enterprises|
|August 20 to 24||Paramaribo, Suriname||Business Labs focused on Green Enterprises|
|August 20 to 24||Roseau, Dominica||Business Labs focused on Cultural Enterprises|
|August 27 to 31||Nassau, Bahamas||Business Labs focused on Cultural Enterprises|