Tripoli, 21 November 2013:
Entrepreneurs and mentors are invited to join . . .[restrict]the Forsa mentoring programme in Libya. Forsa, a flagship programme of the UK Presidency of the G8 -Deauville Partnership, aims to support economic transition in the Arab region by establishing mentoring relationships between at least 250 entrepreneurs and business people in Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco, Libya, Jordan and Yemen.
In Libya the Forsa mentoring programme, being organised by Consultants Alliance LLC and Adam Smith International, will establish and support 30 new relationships between mentors and entrepreneurs selected from across the country in a 3-day workshop in Rixos Hotel in Tripoli.
Entrepreneurs and experienced business owners are all encouraged to apply to join the Libya programme (www.forsa-mena.org) which will start in November. Ahmed Elrayes, Managing Director of Consultants Alliance, believes “Forsa is an excellent opportunity to empower local knowledge transfer between existing businessmen, who now have the opportunity to assist in building Libya by sharing their experience and mentoring the new upcoming entrepreneurs on their journeys”
Applications are welcome from entrepreneurs with businesses in any sector that are seeking mentoring opportunities. According to Ayman M Bhih, Forsa entrepreneur, “It is a great opportunity for me as an entrepreneur to have a mentor that guides me through this decisive era of communication and business, I need a good experience and information as a new founder of my business and (Forsa) gives me that opportunity.”
Experienced business owners and experts who are willing and able to help young and female entrepreneurs succeed are also welcome. Ahmed Hnesh, a Forsa mentor thinks “Forsa is a fantastic initiative to productively engage and empower Libyan youth through entrepreneurship. Forsa’s mentorship program provides this critical population with access to seasoned professionals and entrepreneurs who can in turn help them navigate the challenges of starting and running successful businesses. By participating in this experience based approach, I hope to contribute to the continued development of this nation’s next generation of leadership.”
Forsa will be delivered using the expertise of the award-winning Mowgli Foundation, which has already benefited hundreds of entrepreneurs in the Middle East and North Africa. It will establish mentoring relationships between at least 250 entrepreneurs and business people in the six countries, with a particular focus on helping women and entrepreneurs under 35 to nurture their businesses. It will support Deauville Partnership objectives of triggering sustainable inclusive growth, creating jobs, enhancing competitiveness and reducing regional inequalities within the Arab region.
Successful applicants will be invited to participate in mentoring workshops in Tripoli at Rixos hotel during November, so applicants are requested to apply as early as possible.
Applications can be made on Forsa’s website: http://www.forsa-mena.org with more information available on www.facebook.com/pages/Forsa-Project-in-Libya/413850498714385?fref=ts and www.mowgli.org.uk [/restrict]