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CIPE Blog Competition

DEADLINE DECEMBER 2!

CALLING ALL BLOGGERS! CIPE
invites you to participate in our first Blog Competition.

We are looking for bloggers who have a passion for democratic and economic
reforms and their role in development. You don’t need to be a professional
writer or affiliated with an organization — anyone who can tell a compelling
story is welcome to submit their best post.

Your blog post should be in English and address one of the following three topics:

1. How can social media empower citizens to participate in democratic dialogue on
constructive reform?

2. What experiences from other countries can guide the role of youth in your
country’s democratic and economic development?

3. What story or personal experience can you share to illustrate the need and
possible solutions for democratic and economic reforms in your country?

The submission deadline is December 2, 2013. Authors of the three best posts will each receive a $250
honorarium and CIPE will publish the winning entries on the CIPE Development Blog.

Rules and submission guidelines can be found here.

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Pakistan-India Young Entrepreneurs’ Bilateral Summit

The Young Entrepreneurs’ Forum (YEF) of the Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry organized a Pakistan-India Young Entrepreneurs’ Bilateral Summit in partnership with Young Indians, the Commonwealth Asia Alliance of Young Entrepreneurs, and Aman Ki Asha. CIPE provided technical assistance to YEF in organizing the event, which aimed to reduce barriers among young people in the region, change perceptions, and increase peer-to-peer interaction. The event also sought to spur business opportunities, to increase the flow of trade between India and Pakistan. The participants agreed to present a set of joint policy recommendations established to their respective heads of government.

Cultivating Creative Leadership in Challenging Times

On June 23, 2013, the Development for People and Nature Association (DPNA) and Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) hosted a workshop of the Entrance to Enterprise (E2E) Alumni Network in Saida, Lebanon. Ms. Mona Hassouna of DPNA facilitated the gathering of 22 young participants from the local community.

The topic of the workshop was “Creative Leadership” and explored the concept of appreciative inquiry and the leadership skills needed to be a successful entrepreneur. I had the great honor of representing CIPE at this event, and was inspired by the enthusiasm and commitment of these young leaders to build a better community through entrepreneurship. The sense of camaraderie was palpable. These young people could have spent this sunny Sunday afternoon at the beach, but they chose to come together in pursuit of knowledge to advance themselves and their society. Continue reading ‘Cultivating Creative Leadership in Challenging Times’ »

ICCI places among finalists of World Chambers Competition

Last week in Doha, Qatar the World Chambers Congress (WCC) hosted a competition that showcased new and innovative projects from chambers of commerce around the world.  Among the 25 finalists in the World Chambers Competition 2013 was the Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry, which put forth its Youth Entrepreneurship Program for consideration.

As the first chamber of commerce in Pakistan to support an initiative focused on youth development and entrepreneurship, ICCI has established an Entrepreneurship Development Center  as well as a Young Entrepreneurs Forum.  In addition, ICCI is in the process of establishing a business incubation center and has encouraged youth to be an active part of the chamber’s leadership committees.  These initiatives are exactly the type of innovative programs that WCC aims to highlight in order to satisfy the new need of business communities around the world.

Read more about ICCI’s time in Doha here.

Democracy that Delivers for Entrepreneurs!


Center for International Private Enterprise

ENTREPRENEURSHIP UPDATE

March 2013 – Special Edition



Entrepreneurship plays a vital role in the development of democracy. It expands opportunity, unleashes individual initiative, and cultivates independent citizens who have a stake in society. That is why CIPE is focusing on entrepreneurship in its upcoming conference, Democracy that Delivers for Entrepreneurs, on April 9-10, 2013 in Chicago. Looking ahead to this unique event, the Entrepreneurship Update serves to start a conversation about how entrepreneurship can help democracy deliver to citizens around the world.




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Hernando de Soto



Special offer: On the evening of April 9th all attendees registered at a standard rate will be invited to an exclusive reception featuring the Hernando de Soto Award for Democracy.

During CIPE’s two-day conference, joining Chicago notables such as Kevin Willer, President and CEO of Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center, Glenn F. Tilton, Chairman of the Midwest at JPMorgan Chase, and Ambassador (ret) J.D. Bindenagel, Senior Advisor to the President for International and Global Chicago Affairs at DePaul University, will be keynote speaker Hernando de Soto, former Philippines Finance Minister Dr. Jesus Estanislao, and many other high-profile international experts and business leaders. Don’t miss out on the chance to hear experts such as:

Linda Darragh

Linda Darragh, Executive Director, Kellogg Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. Darragh’s professional and volunteer experience has focused on enhancing entrepreneurship in Chicago for three decades. Most recently, Ms. Darragh has focused her efforts on early stage financing in the realm of for-profit social ventures – impact investing.

Michael Hershman

Michael Hershman, President and CEO, Fairfax Group USA and co-founder of Transparency International. Hershman is an internationally recognized expert on matters relating to transparency, accountability, governance, litigation and security. Since 2008, he has been named every consecutive year to the Ethisphere Institute’s list of the top 100 most influential people in business ethics worldwide.

Randall Tavierne
Randall Tavierne, Global Markets Leader for Strategic Growth Markets for Ernst & Young LLP. Tavierne has nearly 30 years of experience concentrating primarily on high-growth entrepreneurial and multinational companies which are public, private, private equity backed and venture capital backed.


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How do Institutions Facilitate Entrepreneurship?

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By Hernando de Soto, President, Institute for Liberty and Democracy


To do all the things that entrepreneurs in developed countries take for granted – like dividing labor, using property as collateral, protecting personal assets, expanding markets, or creating economies of scale – entrepreneurs in developing nations need the standards that only legal institutions can provide.


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20 Entrepreneurial Women You Should Be Following on Twitter

20 entrepreneurial women on Twitter


By Anna Nadgrodkiewicz, CIPE Senior Program Officer, Global

The power of social media, and in particular Twitter, has allowed these empowered women to share not just their big ideas, but the daily details and information sources they rely on to advance the issues they care about. Let’s harness the power of social media to connect with such women and share their work.


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The State of Entrepreneurship
in Bolivia

By Sergio Daga, CIPE-Atlas Corps Think Tank LINKS Fellow serving at the Heritage Foundation


Entrepreneur in Bolivia

Although “attitudes and perceptions to become an entrepreneur are quite favorable within Bolivians” (GEM Report Bolivia, 2010), the truth is that the vast majority of Bolivian entrepreneurs have low aspiration to increase production and to create jobs. Entrepreneurs are not innovating nor advancing the use of technology into their products and services. As a result they face higher competition and lower prices for their products.


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Young Women Entrepreneurs Overcome Challenges in Peru

By Claudia Hasbun, CIPE Program Assistant, Latin America and the Caribbean


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Entrepreneurship and business ownership is becoming an increasingly attractive career path for many young women in Latin America — with the help of programs like the CIPE-supported EmprendeAhora entrepreneurship and leadership courses in Peru.


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Democracy that Delivers for Entrepreneurs
Chicago, IL | April 9-10, 2013

A conference on building strong, inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystems that help democracies deliver for all segments of the population.

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Global Entrepreneurship Congress to be Held in Rio

While there are many great reasons to attend the Global Entrepreneurship Congress in Rio this year, another one has just been pointed out by the New York Times—Rio is the top place to visit in 2013.The GEC is set to take place in the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon near Copacabana—with miles of beaches and everything else Rio has to offer. Of course, that isn’t all. The New York Times argues that “the tropical city… is on its way to becoming a more sophisticated cultural hub” and the entrepreneurial culture of Rio will be on full display at the Global Entrepreneurship Congress.

The GEC is the world’s largest gathering of entrepreneurship champions–bringing thousands together from more than 125 countries. Entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, academics, government leaders and more connect and share approaches on how best to stimulate a global ecosystem that is continuously working to bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare.

GEC invites you to join them in Rio de Janeiro from March 18-21, 2013, to take part in the Congress Continue reading ‘Global Entrepreneurship Congress to be Held in Rio’ »

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April 9-10, 2013
Chicago, IL

In order to capture successful approaches to building strong, inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystems that help democracies deliver for all segments of the population, the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) is organizing a two-day international conference in Chicago, IL on April 9-10, 2013. It will focus on the following key themes:

  • Role of entrepreneurs in building democratic societies
  • Institutions of an entrepreneurial ecosystem and policy solutions fostering entrepreneurship
  • Profiles of various types of entrepreneurs, including youth and women
  • Effective ways to support entrepreneurship from the perspective of successful entrepreneurs, business associations, governments, investors, and donors

Hernando de Soto
World famous democracy advocate Hernando de Soto will deliver the keynote address. De Soto is the president of the Institute for Liberty and Democracy in Peru and has received numerous awards for his groundbreaking work on the informal sector, property rights, and legal reform. Visit www.democracythatdelivers.org to save the date and receive updates about the conference.

 


 

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Democracy that Delivers for Entrepreneurs
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A conference on building strong, inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystems that help democracies deliver for all segments of the population.

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YEF Pakistan Youth Delegation Participates in Commonwealth CAAYE Summit

A delegation of young and aspiring entrepreneurs, led by the Young Entrepreneurs Forum (YEF) of the Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry has recently participated in CAAYE Summit in Mumbai. This was a cross representation of entrepreneurs from across Pakistan, with delegates from Punjab, Khyber Pukhtunkhwa, and Sindh, who made their mark during the proceedings of the Summit.

CAAYE (Commonwealth Asia Alliance of Young Entrepreneurs) which is a Commonwealth Secretariat-supported initiative represents 8 countries from the Commonwealth Asia region, namely Malaysia, India, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Brunei, Maldives. The focus of this year’s Summit was to share best practices and prepare recommendations for improving “access to finance” to young entrepreneurs.

Nearly 200 delegates from the 8 countries met for 3 days in Mumbai to network, build business linkages, conduct field studies, attend learning sessions and jointly prepare a set of recommendations to improve the ecosystem of youth entrepreneurship in the form of an official communiqué that will be submitted to member Governments through the Commonwealth Secretariat.

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Advancing Entrepreneurship in Lebanon Beyond Global Entrepreneurship Week

The Development for People and Nature Association (DPNA) is a Lebanese secular, non-profit, non-governmental organization working through a wide range of civil society organizations to meet the needs of local communities, especially the disadvantaged.  Our vision is to achieve a civic society that motivates all citizens in Lebanon to participate in public life and to lead positive change.

One of our organization’s main projects is called “Fostering Free Enterprise in Youth – FFEY”, which we have been implementing in partnership with CIPE since 2007.  Since that time, we have established a curriculum called “Entrance to Enterprise” (E2E), which is a knowledge guide aimed at introducing the concept of entrepreneurship not only to university students, but also to high-school students.  E2E trainings have been held for more than 300 students and 90 teachers throughout the past years, which led to the formation of an Alumni Network.  Most importantly, our current focus is to integrate the concept of entrepreneurship in the high-school curriculum through interactive activities. Continue reading ‘Advancing Entrepreneurship in Lebanon Beyond Global Entrepreneurship Week’ »

Supporting the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs in Pakistan

Originally posted on the CIPE Development Blog

“Youth have inherent risk-taking ability but do not have the tools and techniques. Our labour force is expanding by 1.5 per cent per annum and there is a great need for job creators rather than job seekers.” Dr Ishrat Husain – IBA Dean and Director

One of the key factors in assessing a business friendly country is to notice the rate of entrepreneurship development. However, the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) Pakistan Report 2010  places Pakistan well below many of its peers in this respect.

According to the GEM report, “The established business ownership rate in Pakistan is 4.7%, which is less than the average rate for factor-driven economies (12.6%).” The report also highlights the fact that since Pakistan’s Independence in 1947 from British India, successive governments focused on the development of large-scale industries both in the public and private sector, and policies to promote entrepreneurship and small businesses were neglected. Continue reading ‘Supporting the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs in Pakistan’ »