Nama launches ‘Business and Coffee’ project to support young entrepreneurs
August 04 2018 08:53 PM
Al-Mohannadi and other dignitaries cut the ceremonial cake to launch the ‘Business and Coffee’ proje
Al-Mohannadi and other dignitaries cut the ceremonial cake to launch the ‘Business and Coffee’ project. PICTURE: Ram Chand

The Social Development Centre - Nama has inaugurated an initiative aimed at empowering the youth as well as micro and small business owners to pursue various entrepreneurship projects through technical advisory, funding, and incubation services.

Dubbed ‘Business and Coffee’, the project aims to ensure growth and sustainability for innovative ideas and business projects of both up-and-coming and existing entrepreneurs in the country, according to Nama Entrepreneurship manager Saoud Essa al-Mohannadi.

He said the project targets 18 to 45-year-old entrepreneurs and encourages them to discuss their ideas and plans during group meetings to be held at different cafes in Qatar. The meetings, he noted, will run every Wednesdays until December 2018.

“The ‘Business and Coffee’ project assists young entrepreneurs who want to implement their own ideas. Nama is offering this initiative to those who are having difficulty in bringing their ideas to reality, and transform these ideas into successful projects that could benefit the Qatari community, and could add to nation building,” al-Mohannadi said.

Al-Mohannadi, who encouraged all entrepreneurs and business owners to join the project, said ‘Business and Coffee’ aims to empower and support young people “to become qualified and capable of managing feasible and creative, small and micro-enterprises, as well as to encourage entrepreneurship and innovation.”

“This is one of the most important projects of Nama, designed to overcome the obstacles facing our young small and micro entrepreneurs. It is a development project committed to building the knowledge capacity of young people who are approaching a promising future based on the support of the government. The youth will be able to execute and manage their projects and ideas in the best way that guarantees the highest level of success,” al-Mohannadi said.

He said the project offers “unique and distinctive” ideas to entrepreneurs and business owners, and it also provides “the needed support for cooperation and acquaintance by meeting the local community in specific places.”

“Such communication would help them transfer their expertise to pave the way for entrepreneurs or ambitious start-up project owners, and to identify the reasons for their success and the most important difficulties and challenges they faced.

“It will also highlight the importance of the role of local entrepreneurs and their contribution to the development of the local economy, and to motivate and inspire the target audience and entrepreneurs,” al-Mohannadi said.

He said Nama continues to offer “fruitful and positive” programmes, projects, and initiatives aimed at “empowering and rehabilitating young people to become effective and influential members of society who can manage progressive initiatives.”

“Such initiatives will keep development and progress efforts in various fields in parallel with the aspirations of our beloved country, and the unlimited support that Qatar enjoys under the wise leadership.

“Leadership is vibrant with the spirit of youth, and strong visions always motivate us and illuminate the future to work and contribute to achievement of Qatar National Vision 2030,” al-Mohannadi said.

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