KATHMANDU: The link between the second global entrepreneurship week (GEW) celebrations in Nepal and the recent agreements on the rehabilitation of former combatants might not be obvious at first glance. It becomes clear, however, considering the fact that many of those who receive cash payouts or trainings might consider to start their own venture. Among all the other Nepali izmir escort youngsters who finish their formal education every year, they will be looking for opportunities in a limited job market and hopefully see the business prospects around them.
Despite all the undeniable challenges within Nepal’s economy, they will hopefully see the increasing demand for products and services, the markets particularly for agri-culture products, in the area of alternative energy, resource management, finance sector, infrastructure and education. As they learn more about the economy and markets, they will also realise Nepal’s potential. The GEW is a great opportunity to help create this awareness, learn from experts and build networks.
The GEW reminds us of the great achievements of entrepreneurs across the world, of their bravery, innovative ideas and persistence
to make things happen. It also encourages everyone to become a job-creator instead of a job-seeker or support those who dare to do so. During these GEW celebrations, we had the chance to meet exceptional Nepali entrepreneurs during an event organised by Samriddhi
Foundation. We also had the opportunity to talk to young innovators and business experts at a bazaar organised by ChangeFusion Nepal at Babar Mahal Revisited. And we will hear about the five social entrepreneurs who will be awarded with the Surya Nepal Asha Social Entrepreneurship Award tomorrow.
All those activities bring aspiring young people together to learn from each other and those who have
succeeded in business. This is important as we all know that starting a business is not only about the one great idea but also about partnerships and a strong support network. Even the greatest inventions will not go to the market without knowledge about legal regulations, administration, customer service, marketing, sales, access to finance and many other issues which might be perceived as overwhelming challenges at the beginning.
The GEW is, therefore, also a reminder to assure a conducive environment in which ideas and ventures can develop and grow. Not only the former combatants but all other (aspiring) entrepreneurs need a clear legal framework, security, rule of law, ensured property rights and effective institutions to provide business services. izmir escort The government and business organisations can contribute to establish an equal level playing field in which competition is encouraged and quality, innovation and efficiency is incentivised. As we have seen during the last week, there is no dearth of ideas and passion in Nepal’s youth. Let us make sure they get the support they deserve.
(The author is a CSR expert at National Business Initiative.
She can be contacted through firstname.lastname@example.org)