The training session which took place from the 9th of November to the 11th of December 2016 had as main objective to train participants on Business Development Services.
Business Development Services hereafter, called “BDS” is defined as a variety of services provided to SME inclusive of micro businesses by which the businesses are able to obtain access to new market and survive in the existing market and to improve their productivity and competitiveness. The services in wide sense include diagnosis and consultation, training, business linkage, social venture capital provision, technical assistance, information provision, legal & accounting service and so on. In Japan, ‘Supply-driven’ BDS approach was employed between 1970s and 1980s whereby a number of training and consulting services were provided by the initiative of international aid institutions, together with the international aid loans and the comprehensive BDS provider was set up as well.
The one month training session was also marked with numerous visits to Japanese SMEs and Agricultural sites.
At the end of the training workshop, the APME representatives felt satisfied and promised to transfer the knowledge gained during the one month training session to SMEs in Cameroun so as to improve on their productivity, efficiency, and sustainability
Are you an owner of SME? Do you want to benefit from numerous services and advantages offered by the Government such as tax and custom reductions? Visit the Small and Medium Sized Enterprises Promotion Agency(APME). It has a one stop shop which offers incentives on investments for SMEs.
APME is located in Yaoundé Tsinga ,tel ( 237) 222 21 92 96
Website : www.apme.cm “
"APME, becomes the reference in supporting SMEs”
Yaoundé, 9th December 2016
The Minister of Small and Medium Sized Enterprises Social Economy and Handicraft, Pr Laurent Serge ETOUNDI NGOA will on Monday the 12th of December 2016, at Nkolbisson Yaounde will proceed with the official launching of the pilot training workshops of the program for the Promotion of Entrepreneurship Spirit among Youths (PE2MJ) which was launched in April 2016.
The implementation of this Program, which is intended to spread throughout the national territory, begins in Yaounde on Monday 5th December by the training of trainers and will be followed by pilot training workshops for youths at the Multifunctional Center for the Promotion of Youths at Madagascar and the Technical High School of Nkolbisson Yaoundé.
This Initiative of the SME Promotion Agency is to act as an effective response to the problem of unemployment which affects particularly the youth (more than half of the national population), the program for the Promotion of Entrepreneurial Spirit among Youths intends to:
- Inculcate in every youth, irrespective of the level of education, but also in those who drop out from a classic educational background, a decent alternative to the vision of the world which is being presented to them today ;
- Permit to every youth to have a clear choice between the desire to become employed and the ambition to be an employer;
- Make youths to no longer be job seekers, but creators of growth and employment.
To this effect, the Program for the Promotion of Entrepreneurship spirit among Youth is a clarion call from the Head of State, His Excellency Paul BIYA, which encourages Youths to be creative and innovative, with a guarantee of Governments Support.
The Program for the Promotion of Entrepreneurship Spirit among Youths benefits from the technical and financial partnership of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and certain Ministries such as: Ministry of Small and Medium Sized Enterprises, Social Economy and Handicraft, Ministry of Youth and Civic Education, Ministry of Employment and Vocational Training, Ministry of Secondary Education and the Ministry of Higher Education.
The partnership between APME and MTN Cameroon is an approach to illustrate the capacity of APME in supporting Cameroonian SMEs and also the capability of MTN Cameroon to provide SMEs with all technological tools necessary for their smooth functioning in terms of communication, connectivity and collaboration.
This partnership will enable SMEs to:
-Enhance their financial, business and marketing management skills,
-Develop a market available for potential investors and partners across the world,
-Present and commercialize their products online,
-Enhance communication and collaboration between various local SMEs and create international opportunities,
-Reinforce their managerial and technological competence.
This ceremony which was held at Hilton Hotel Yaoundé was presided over by the Secretary General of the Ministry of Small and Medium Sized Enterprises, Social Economy and Handicraft, Mme MBAJONG Marthe Chantal; it also witnessed the presence of entrepreneurs from various sectors of the economy.
Yaoundé, 11th November 2016
The Small and Medium Sized Enterprises Promotion Agency (APME) and MTN Cameroon have decided to work in synergy to Modernize Cameroonian SMEs so as to make them more competitive.