POST TIME: 3 November, 2019 00:00 00 AM
Microfinance is important for startup entrepreneurs

Microfinance is important for startup entrepreneurs

Microfinance is important in promoting startup entrepreneurs in the country,  Salman F Rahman, private industry and investment adviser to the prime minister said yesterday.

He also said it is needed to improve infrastructure for the development of youth entrepreneurship and self-employment.

Gowher Rizvi, international relation affairs adviser to the prime minister, said it is needed to minimise the discrimination and gender gap to create youth entrepreneurship and self-employment.

Family support is also needed for this, he added.

They said this at a programme organised by Women Entrepreneur Association of Bangladesh (WEAB), with the support of the European Union funded PRISM Programme – Technical Assistance to BSCIC Component on ‘Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship – Challenges and Prospects’ at a hotel in the capital yesterday.

The core objective of this program is to identify and address the critical challenges and problems facing by the youth entrepreneurs.  

It also focused on how to minimise the unemployment problem in Bangladesh as well to compare this global issue against the current situation of Bangladesh and its prospects to the economical development of our country.

Mohammed Mafizul Haque, additional secretary (BSCIC), Ministry of Industries, and Hans Lambrecht, first secretary, Education and Human Development, delegation to EU in Bangladesh were also present on the occasion.

Shahruk Rahman, president of WEAB, presided over the programme. Nasreen Fatema Awal, founder president of WEAB, was also present.