Global Entrepreneurship Week GEW 2016 will reach all 14 states and regions in Myanmar, hosting over 60 events during the week of Nov 14-20. Myanmar joins 165 countries worldwide in the biggest celebration of entrepreneurship!
The fifth edition of GEW in Myanmar is expanding to 6 new states and regions: Kachin, Kayah, Chin, Sagaing, Magway and Taninhtaryi. Although our partners in these regions are joining GEW for the first time, they are enthusiastically hosting numerous events. In Kayah state, we have 3 events focusing on women in agri-business, traditional ethnic handicraft and youth entrepreneurship. Our partner in Chin State, Green Hakha, will connect public institutions and local society in a dialogue on entrepreneurship in today's democracy. Myanmar Entrepreneur SME Institute (MESI) and Myanmar Business Executives (MBE) Association are taking GEW to different cities by hosting a chain of events on business leadership and social entrepreneurship, respectively.
GEW seeks to foster partnerships locally in all range of sectors. Partners in Myanmar's remote areas, such as Myitkyna, Lashio, Thandwe, Hakha and Myeik and local communities in smaller towns (Yesagyo, Mayung, Kyait Lat) will host a variety of GEW events that are inclusive and participatory and highlight role of women in entrepreneurship, youth groups' initiatives, social enterprises and startup ecosystems.
GEW hopes to bring forth Myanmar's traditional established enterprises and connect them to the global market. We have a strong partner, Myanma Awba on our side, whose mission is to unleash the potential of Myanmar agriculture by growing more, and better quality food, empowering smallholder farmers and revitalising rural communities. We are excited to support the growth of these small businesses, and initiatives like GEW are important for Myanma Awba to identify and promote examples of rural entrepreneurship across the agricultural value chain and throughout the country.'[Ewan Lamont, Myanma Awba]
In Yangon, Myanmar's biggest city, visitors can join workshops on public relations' plan, Women's Entrepreneurship Day, open houses at city's co-working spaces and youth forums. GEW will be hosting the largest Scavenger Hunt game in Myanmar and a Food Fair on Myanmar's Street Food.