Great Ideas Space 2022: Entrepreneurship for Public Health and COVID-19 Recovery in Egypt, Iraq, and Lebanon
Great Ideas Space 2022: Entrepreneurship for Public Health and COVID-19 Recovery in Egypt, Iraq, and Lebanon is an entrepreneurship training programme for aspiring and established entrepreneurs, leaders, and members of micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Egypt, Iraq, and Lebanon. The programme will equip you with the knowledge, skills, and network you need to turn your ideas for a social or for-profit enterprise into a business model that addresses challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic and contribute to building a resilient health sector in the region.
Great Ideas Space is part of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR).
We empower youth and women in developing and post-conflict countries through training and capacity-building in entrepreneurship and innovation. Over the years, we have trained thousands of entrepreneurs in the Middle East and Africa.
The training programme will run in two phases from September 2022 – March 2023.
In Phase 1, the online programme will train 180 participants from Egypt, Iraq, and Lebanon on key topics in entrepreneurship and public health. You will complete self-paced online courses, peer-to-peer discussions, assignments, and webinars by regional and international experts in the field.
Top-performing participants will progress to Phase 2 of the programme, where you will further design and prototype your business/projects through in-depth training and mentoring. Phase 2 participants will also be invited to come together for in-person workshops in the Middle East or in Japan in early 2023. In-person activities are subject to change depending on the COVID-19 situation.
The programme is free for participants and conducted with the full financial support of the Government and the People of Japan.
The programme will be delivered in English.
You will receive a UNITAR certificate of completion if you complete the course and meet minimum criteria.
For more information about the programme, please access the programme flyer here.
Note: Please be aware that the dates and topics of the training are subject to change.
How to Apply
To apply for this programme, you will need to complete the below steps:1. Create a SurveyMonkey Apply account (if you do not have one already)
2. Complete the Eligibility Criteria Survey
3. Start, complete, and submit your application form
UNITAR will inform you if you are selected to participate in the programme.
Applications will be accepted until 15 August 2022. We strongly encourage you to apply early as the selection process will take place on a rolling basis.