PR & CSR: Partnering with Jamii Bora to build SME Capacity
ANU and Jamii Bora have partnered to endeavor to use business and entrepreneurship to fight poverty. ANU SIFE students and Jamii Bora are focused on empowering the Jamii Bora members through training. To date, ANU, jointly with the University of North Carolina and the Jamii Bora Mentors, has developed the Ujasiliamali curriculum that has been in use since June 2009. Jamii Bora has also requested that ANU help evaluate their training and improve the curriculum further so that it is relevant to their clientele.
The Jamii Bora project has provided ANU with a different approach to impacting skills in the community. ANU students and staff study the most successful business people in the community, identify factors that make these business successful and develop a training manual that is relevant to the low-income SME’s. This year, we will carry out a study of those trained in 2009 to show the effect of the curriculum.
This year's Microcredit Summit brought together key players in the SME’s from across the World. More information about the Summit