NGO-Banker Interface on Rural Entrepreneurship Development WorkshopEntrepreneurship Development Institute of India
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Rural India continues to suffer from lack of employment and self-employment opportunities owing to its narrow economic base. In the recent past, considerable success has been achieved in developing rural poor through entrepreneurship development approach which focuses on selectively utilising local talent, appropriately developing them through training intervention and linking them with relevant business opportunities. EDI implemented Rural Entrepreneurship Development (RED) Approach, in collaboration with NGOs by training their development workers. One of the major hurdles faced in the process is non-availability of required and timely financial support to trained entrepreneurs. It was, therefore, felt that the desired success rate could not be achieved in REDPs despite best possible training inputs, because of non-availability of funds from banks to trainees.
Keeping this in view, EDI conducts workshops for bankers to make them aware of the REDP approach and the role of support system therein.
Objectives of this workshop :
* To share EDI's rural entrepreneurship development experience and approach
* To provide orientation to the participants regarding rural entrepreneurship development strategy as a viable alternative, role of NGOs and the support systems
* To expose the participants to various phases of RED training intervention
* To provide a common platform to NGOs and support system officials, to discuss various issues pertaining to success of RED activity
* To evolve a future course of action for rural entrepreneurship development and involvement of NGOs and the support system for maximum impact.
These programmes attended by officers of Commercial / Regional Rural Banks/ SFC branches operating in areas where REDPs have been or are to be implemented by EDI in collaboration with NGOs, have generated positive response from the support system officials for trained potential entrepreneurs.
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