By Bakary Ceesay
Preparations are ongoing at the Global Youth Innovation Network (GYIN) Gambia Chapter to commemorate the World Entrepreneurs’ Day (WED) on the 21stAugust, 2019 in grand style.
The World Entrepreneurs’ Day is a day set aside to create awareness for entrepreneurship, innovation and leadership throughout the Gambia.
“World Entrepreneurs’ Day is the perfect day to celebrate the people who started a business alone such as founders, managers, producers, contractors, industrialists, innovators, administrators, designers and producers,” says GYINer, Ahmad M. Ceesay, the lead coordinator of the celebration, while drafting the concept note on Friday, 12 July, 2019 at the GYIN Gambia Secretariat in Churchill’s Town.
On this day, he said, the entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to network, share experiences and possible ways to develop their businesses.
Ceesay explained that it will expose businesses to potential investors and partners as well as encourage start-ups to legally register their businesses and pay tax thus contributing their quota to the economic growth of the Gambia.
According to him, bringing entrepreneurs’ and start-ups together will expose them to market linkages.
He added that the networking platform will bring together 100 entrepreneurs’ across the country, including start-ups and there will be profiling of 50 young entrepreneurs and 10 most successful entrepreneurs in the Gambia.
As part of the commemoration, Ceesay said there will be awareness creation in a form of a match pass and a night of inspiration and aspirations.
“The Commemoration will also feature short classes on entrepreneurship and introduction to business management for entrepreneurs’ who have not attended any form of business training,” he said.