Egypt’s Planning Ministry issues a report on the latest numbers of applicants for the "One Million Entrepreneurs" campaign
19 May 2021
18,000 young people have registered for the campaign so far: Says Hala El-Said
The Ministry of Planning and Economic Development, represented by the “Rowad (Pioneers) 2030” project, issued a report on the latest numbers of young applicants for the "One Million Entrepreneurs" campaign.The "One Million Entrepreneurs” is a campaign launched by the ministry in cooperation with Banque Misr and the National Bank of Egypt to qualify one million entrepreneurs by 2030 within the framework of the sustainable development strategy, Egypt’s Vision 2030.Dr. Hala El-Said, Minister of Planning and Economic Development, indicated that the number of young people who have registered for the campaign so far has reached about 18,000 young people of both genders, with males accounting for 74% and 26% for females.El-Said stressed that the focus on entrepreneurship within the youth category has become one of the topics that cannot be ignored due to its close connection with the issue of economic growth.She noted that the link between education and the economy is close. “Developed countries are keen to integrate entrepreneurship into national educational strategies and initiatives,” El-Said added.For her part, Dr. Ghada Khalil, Director of the ”Rowad 2030” project, pointed out that until this period, 42,966 training lectures had been given, and the number of trainees who passed the entire first phase has reached 11,101 trainees.Khalil added that the trainees in the "One Million Entrepreneur" campaign represent all of Egypt’s governorates, of which Cairo governorate comes with the largest percentage of trainees representing about 28% of the total trainees, followed by Alexandria, Sohag, Sharkia, and Kafr El Sheikh.
Regarding the educational and professional background of the trainees, the report indicated that the participants so far included 45% of university graduates, 40% students, 13% postgraduate studies, and 2% doctorates.The ministry’s report also indicated that the reasons for the trainees ’joining the“ One Million Entrepreneur ”campaign so far varied between exploring the field of entrepreneurship, representing 60% of the participants, while 24% of them joined the reason for joining that he had an idea and wanted to start a startup.The report indicated that 73% of the trainees did not receive prior training in entrepreneurship, while 26% had already received pre-training in the field of entrepreneurship, and 1% of the campaign participants were incubated in a business incubator.The “One Million Entrepreneurs” campaign provides the complete training program through a set of educational videos in the field of entrepreneurship in both Arabic and English on the Internet, provided by a distinguished group of specialized trainers.
To register for the "One Million Entrepreneurs" campaign, through the linkhttps://millionrowad.com/register