ABU DHABI, 30th May, 2022 (WAM) — Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development (KFED) officially held its inaugural international capacity building services with a three-day training programme in Zanzibar.
The training programme was attended by Dr. Islam Seif Salim, Permeant Secretary, Ministry of Trade and Industrial Development, and commenced with a welcoming speech by Khalifa Abdul Rahman Al Marzouqi, UAE Ambassador to Tanzania.
The workshops were consisted of expertise training in Business Planning, Entrepreneurship Development, Financial Modelling, Idea Sourcing, soft skills and Business Model Canvas, and came as a leadership directive from Alia Al Mazrouei, CEO of KFED’s Enablement & Non-Financial Services Sector.
Khalifa Al Marzouqi said that the occasion reflects the strong, strategic and historical partnership between the two countries. He also highlighted the memorandum of understanding (MoU) between Khalifa Fund and the Ministry of Finance and Planning in Zanzibar, which was signed in 2019.
Alia Al Mazrouei added, “Launching this programme for the first time outside the UAE is a reflection of the strong bond we share with Zanzibar’s esteemed government and its ambitious people.
“As the newly appointed CEO of the Enablement Sector & Non-Financial Services of Khalifa Fund, it is a great honour to deliver the first international capacity building programme in Khalifa Fund’s history. This marks a remarkable milestone for both the organisation and for entrepreneurs across the world. We strive to make this the first in a series of worldwide enterprise development efforts, through Khalifa Fund’s esteemed International Affairs department.”
She continued, “The UAE’s entrepreneurial ecosystem is currently recognised as the best in the world by the Global Monitoring Index and thus we aim to transfer our knowledge and share our successful entrepreneurism model with the wider world. We look forward to producing more workshops to the enterprise talents in Zanzibar, as well as across the 23 countries that Khalifa Fund currently operates in.”
Khalifa Fund’s international outreach efforts commenced in 2015, and have been brought about by strategic partnerships that support the transfer of knowledge and economic growth both in the UAE and globally, through international outreach in 23 countries. This expansion of Khalifa Fund’s global efforts came through the implementation of government directives and in partnership with official agencies in countries which thereby aided in knowledge-based, economic growth for SMEs.