Youth Entrepreneurship Training in Erbil (YEE) Awards Ceremony

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Youth Entrepreneurship Training in Erbil (YEE) Awards Ceremony

On Wednesday 10 March 2021, University of Kurdistan Hewlêr (UKH) hosted the final ceremony for the Erbil Youth Entrepreneurship Training in Erbil (YEE).

YEE is funded by the European Union (EU) through the EU Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syria Crisis, ‘Madad Fund, under the Headway Programme’s Job Creation in KRI grant scheme, implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in partnership with the Governorate of Erbil and Rwanga Foundation. YEE is a sub-project of the grant scheme executed in partnership with UKH Creativity & Entrepreneurship Centre (CEC) in Erbil. 

Divided on 16 teams, 39 trainees underwent intensive trainings over the course of 10 weeks to develop business ideas with support from specialized mentors and trainers. By the end of the training, each team pitched their ideas to a jury committee to decide on the winning teams.

The Final Awards Ceremony was organized to reveal the six winning teams who were rewarded with generous grants varying between $12,000 and $25,000.  

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