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Business Labs focused on Renewable Energy in the Caribbean

Washington, DC, November 9, 2018 - The Young Americas Business Trust (YABT), announces the upcoming Caribbean Business Labs focused on Renewable Energy.  The first workshop will take place in Georgetown, Guyana, during the Global Entrepreneurship Week 2018 (November 12-16), and later in Nassau, The Bahamas, November 19 - 23, 2018. The local partners are Small Business Bureau Guyana and Ministry of Youth in The Bahamas.

This is made possible as part of the technical cooperation between YABT, the Organization of American State (OAS) and the Government of Israel, via its Israel's Agency for International Development Cooperation and The Golda Meir Mashav "Carmel" International Training Center.

Twenty five (25) young people participate in each Business Lab, who will attend plenary sessions, working group and practical activities. The MCTC trainers will be Mr. David Slyper – Director, Mentor and Business Entrepreneur, Former Founder and CEO of Business Development Centers (MATI). And Mr. Mosh Harel – Entrepreneur, mentor and business trainer, leading a micro-businesses national program for elders 'seniors are open for businesses'.

The Business Labs program provides training on issues of innovation management, entrepreneurship, and business support, with the purpose of developing local capacities among organizations of different sectors and young entrepreneurs. From day one, the trainees begin working with experts provided by the MCTC to build on their initial project ideas with the objective of presenting a consolidated renewable energy business model on the last day of the workshop.

In today’s world, young people are encouraged to tap into viable business that utilizes renewable local resources such as solar energy, and turn them into affordable and vital commodities in a substantial way. The benefits of this, will lead to a number of, benefits which will reduce the collateral costs of global warming, but most of all improve environmental and human health whilst generating employment and promoting education and skills training.

At the end of the workshop, they should be able inculcate and drive this process among other young aspiring people with potentially innovative business ideas, as they prepare to compete among other Caribbean entrepreneurs in the YABT’s Caribbean Innovation Competition 2019, as part of the Talent and Innovation Competition of the Americas (TIC Americas).

For more information please contact to Akarda Ventour, akarda.ventour@yabt.net.

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