With an objective to adore the harmonious relations between India and African nations, School of Business Studies (SBS), Sharda University organised “Awareness Programme on Enterprise Development” for the African students who are studying in India. The programme was conducted on 27-28th April 2017 at Greater Noida Campus in association with All India Management Association (AIMA) – an apex body of management profession. Under the valuable guidance of hon’ble speakers, African students were instilled with the spirits of entrepreneurship as a souvenir from India.
Followed by the preliminary ‘Awareness Programmes on Enterprise Development’, this pilot event was organised with the assistance of High Commissioners of East Africa – Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. SBS, Sharda University received huge accolades for conducting such an event which is seen as a notable India-Africa Partnership initiative. This 2-day programme witnessed the presence of African students to a large extent, who were immensely benefitted with the ins and outs of entrepreneurship and management of SME’s.
Along with the current entrepreneurship project opportunities in African countries, the adequate light was thrown on the futuristic prospects related to the rise of SME’s and their growth potential in Africa. The students got the opportunity to interact freely with the guests to derive the fruitful outcomes from the programme. The major highlights of the programme were face to face interaction with successful businessmen and women, field visits to show them technologies & industries in action, and guidelines to write project report for evaluation.
“Competition is always a good thing. It forces us to do our best.” Once said by Nancy Pearcey. With the strong belief in healthy competition, excitement was doubled with the announcement of the prize for three best business plans selected by the jury. Each winner was awarded an advanced tablet. In addition, the ‘Certificate of Participation’ was given to all the participants. A great initiative for enterprise development in Africa, the awareness programme proved to be the ‘pacific of knowledge’ for the participants who wanted to get acquainted with the entrepreneurial skill-set and other relevant information.