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TANZANIA ISRAEL BUSINESS AND INVESTMENT FORUM (TIBIF) 2014

As one of the ten fastest growing economies in the world, Tanzania continues to draw the attention of investors globally and is seen as a golden beach of investment opportunities.  Countries such as the United States, the United Kingdom and China continue to invest heavily and are aggressively vying for business within various sectors in the country.  Tanzania’s economy has been growing steadily at rates averaging 6% year for the past 10 years with the economy having expanded by 6.9% in 2012. Majority of the top business leaders believe that the economy is performing far better in 2013 than in 2012 and remain very positive about the prospects for 2014-5, as revealed by a recent World Bank/KPMG survey. Read more......

 

NOVEMBER 17 - 24, 2013:

ADVANCED AGRICULTURAL TECHNOLOGY - Where Innovation Meets Implementation
Advanced Agricultural Technology Programme Information: PDF File - Download Here

NOVEMBER 24 - DECEMBER 01, 2013:

ENTREPRENEURSHIP - Start Up Nation and Business Development
Entrepreneurship Programme Information: PDF File - Download Here

HI-TECHNOLOGY - The Heart of Innovation
Hi-Tech Programme Information: PDF File - Download Here

PROFESSIONAL BUSINESS TRIPS AND TRADE MISSIONS OVERVIEW
Promoting International Collaboration (PIC) is facilitating professional business tours and trade mission delegations to and from Israel to encourage commerce, and foster closer business relationships between Africa and Israel.

Commercial outcomes derived from these missions extend beyond the bilateral trade statistics as they include joint ventures; technology transfer; academic exchanges; partnership arrangements in third markets; cooperation agreements between African and Israeli business associations; and an overall increase in trade relations.

Each of these missions is themed around relevant areas of sustainable development, and the objective is to deliver not only commercial benefits to the beneficiaries, but also to make a contribution to the African and Israeli economies.

Encouraging diverse representation from political leaders, public sector decision makers, academia, and broad private sector interests assists such outcomes.

PIC plays an important role in raising the awareness of the opportunities that exist between Israel and African countries. The increase in the frequency, seniority and size of interactions in recent years is testament to the growing recognition by African and Israel business of the importance of such missions.


BRININGING OPPORTUNITIES TO YOU: PIC B2B REPRESENTATION AND PROMOTION

Promoting International Collaboration (PIC) is initiating a Business-to-Business service helping African companies connect to Israeli knowledge, technologies and business sector in which to promote African development.

We helps small businesses into global enterprises by providing them a state of the art service which they can promote their products internationally, find genuine buyers, satisfy their buying needs and explore regional and international business opportunities.

Register Your Company and Your Interest with Us
We invite you into our network with us and to take advantage of our business contact and international network.
To register your company with PIC, I ask that you communicate directly with us and our management at:
info@promoting-intl-collaboration.com; M.Street@promoting-intl-collaboration.com in which we will send you the documentation required.

 

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES:

In addition PIC will be representing various Israeli companies brining business opportunities to the African Business sector.

 

PIC Representing GENESIS TOURS in Africa: This is a business opportunity for African travel agencies and tour operators.

GENESIS TOURS specializes in serving religious groups to Israel (Catholic, Evangelic, Jews and Muslims), focusing in the special needs of each religion during their journey or pilgrimage.

GENESIS TOURS was the local incoming tourism company designated as "the official operator" for the visit of the late Pope John Paul II in the year 2000, who brought 45,000 pilgrims from around the world in a 14 days operation. Genesis was also the main operator of Pope Benedictus XVI visit in the year 2009 with 8,000 pilgrims.
For further information, please contact: info@promoting-intl-collaboration.com; M.Street@promoting-intl-collaboration.com

 

PIC Representing GREEN 2000 Ltd in Africa: This is an opportunity for large Agricultural Development projects from concept to marketplace.

GREEN 2000 ltd. is one of Israel's leading companies for agricultural inputs and know-how. With over 20 years of experience in projects all over the world and in Israel its home land, GREEN 2000 ltd. offers a professional Turn-key management service, from consultation to a full designed, constructed and equipped agricultural Project. Our Projects can be adjusted to different climate zones such as extremely high temperatures, tropical and dry areas.

GREEN 2000 Ltd. has established several Agricultural Services and Training Centers (ASTC), which have been proven as an efficient way to promote the local community. By providing them with equipment, inputs and need guidance, these centers help develop the rural areas and improve the rural areas economy.

In addition, GREEN 2000 Ltd. through her brand Green Seeds Breed and develop special variety lines of vegetable seeds like Tomatoes, Pepper, Melon, Watermelon and many others. Green seeds varieties can be found in many countries around the world.
For further information, please contact: info@promoting-intl-collaboration.com; M.Street@promoting-intl-collaboration.com

Mr. Mark Street
Promoting International Collaboration (PIC)
Israel
Mobile: 972-528 711 613
Tel: 972-4-9532 497
Fax: 972-4-9532 497; 27 865875741
Email: promoting.collaboration@gmail.com
Skype: mark.street.pic
LinkedIn: Mark Street - PIC

 

ESAMI SEMINAR - INNOVATIVE APPROACH TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP

I would like to personally invite you and your colleagues to attend an international seminar on Innovative Approach to Entrepreneurship – Changing the Way we Think, scheduled from November 26 – 30, 2012. This event will be hosted by the Eastern and Southern African Management Institute (ESAMI) at its headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania.

Globalization, trade liberalization and information technology diffusion have opened up growth and investment opportunities around the world—raising the bar for performance; and creating pressures on the present and future business sector to meet the new standards of global competitiveness.

While the academia are united in recognising the importance of technology and innovation capacity to drive competitiveness and prosperity, in all countries there is room for improving aspects of the business environment in which our future business men and women operate.

It is with this mindset that ESAMI offers this 5 day programme of study, which, amongst other things, is designed to provide participants with exposure to the models, theories and practical approaches to entrepreneurship and innovation that international professionals and academics have developed over the years. Read more......

ESAMI HEADQUARTERS
P. O. Box 3030
ARUSHA, Tanzania
Tel: +255 27 2508384/5/7/8
Fax: +255 27 2508285
E-mail: esamihq@esamihq.ac.tz or
E-mail: mbd@esamihq.ac.tz
Website: www.esami-africa.org

ESAMI Seminar - Word Document - Download Here or Adobe Pdf. Document - Download Here
ESAMI Nomination Form
ESAMI Online Course Application


TCCIA PROGRAMME - TECHNOLOGICAL TRANSFER IN BUILDING INNOVATIVE ECONOMIES

Tanzania Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (TCCIA) in Collaboration with Promoting International Collaboration (PIC-Israel) is hereby inviting the business community to attend the Advanced International training programme  in  collaborating on Entrepreneurship  which is expected to be held in Dar es Salaam on 29th - 30th November 2012.

The training programme aims at enabling SMEs entrepreneurs to obtain international opportunity, to familiarise with one another and lay the groundwork for collaborative activities in promoting entrepreneurship competence. The program shall help SME's to be more creative, efficient and self-confident in market innovation through information and communication technology applications (ICT).

TCCIA  wish to inform the SMEs entrepreneurs  to participate in this training which is highly valuable in transforming international SMEs entrepreneurial spirit. The programme shall also involve key stakeholders, such as policymakers, programme managers, technical experts, service providers and community representatives or other interested groups, such as NGOs advocating for development of  SME’s.

Facilitation cost will be covered by TCCIA and participants are requested to contribute Tzs 100,000/- which will cover for two days conference facilities.(Venue, stationeries, breakfast, Snacks & lunch).Read more......

For further information on the Training Program and any other inquiries please contact:
Tanzania Chamber of Commerce Industry and Agriculture
Ms. Anna Msonsa - Email: anna.msonsa@tccia.com or
Mr. Revocatus Kimario - Email: revocatus.kimario@tccia.com
Mobile:  (+255) 0752374772

TCCIA Programme - Word Document - Download Here or Adobe Pdf. Document - Download Here

IDM PROGRAMME - ENTREPRENEURSHIP - BUILDING INNOVATIVE ECONOMIES

Swazilands fast growing and progressive institution – Institute of Development Management (IDM) – and Promoting International Collaboration (PIC) present an interactive and participatory training on “ENTREPRENEURSHIP”. PIC is a leading international partner in consultancy and technical assistance with vast experience.

This is a *TWO DAY business changing* experience facilitated by Mark Street - an international expert and an experienced marketer in various industries.

This is targeted at veteren and aspiring entrepreneurs who want to have a competitive edge to drive the market in their respective industries.

Go from GOOD to GREAT with key learnings and experiences passed on from THE ISRAELI ENTREPRENEURAL SPIRIT! Read more......
Applications and enquiries for more details about the programme should be directed to any of the following addresses:

Institute of Development Management (IDM) - Swaziland Campus
Kwaluseni, Matsapha
P.O.Box 1534
Mbabane, Swaziland
Tel: +268 5504 085
Fax: +268 5185 745
Email: pmavuso@idmbls.ac.sz

IDM Programme - Word Document - Download Here or Adobe Pdf. Document - Download Here

PROMOTING ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN AFRICA IN COLLABORATION WITH LOCAL INSTITUTES

How did a nation of 7.6 million, surrounded by enemies and no natural resources, develop one of the world’s strongest economies? How does Israel go from agricultural backwater to high-tech powerhouse in just 64 years?

Israel has emerged as the perfect model for entrepreneurialism that countries at all stages of development have tried to replicate. Israel has the highest density of tech start-ups in the world. More importantly, these start-ups attract more venture capital dollars per person than any country — 2.5 times the U.S., 30 times Europe, 80 times India, and 300 times China. All this is being achieved despite having no natural resources and constant regional threats.

Our ultimate goal in collaborating with institutes in Africa is to convey the Israeli entrepreneurial spirit to insure that any young person who enters higher education, in any field of study, has the chance for a great education in entrepreneurship. Of course not everyone will aspire to be an entrepreneur. But we believe that everyone should at least be acquainted with the role entrepreneurship plays in the economy, aware of the possibility of entrepreneurship as a choice at some point in their careers, and know how to engage with the process. Read more......

Further Information
Entrepreneurship Brochure


TEACHING ENTREPRENEURSHIP: HOW AND WHY A NEW ACADEMIC FIELD IS BEING BUILT

Does entrepreneurship deserve to be a legitimate part of the interdisciplinary nature of a modern university education? Can it be taught?

At PIC we believe that it can.

Many people once thought that management-a related field-could not be taught. It was largely seen as a personal knack or a set of elusive, intangible skills. But as firms grew too large and complex for seat-of-the-pants managing, there was a need to make the practice more "scientific" and learnable.

Recently it has become clear that entrepreneurship can be taught – entrepreneurs are not just born but can also be made. This leaves, thus, room for entrepreneurship education and training attempting to develop and promote those “reachable” facets associated to entrepreneurship.

Entrepreneurship still lives mostly on the fringes of academe, not in the mainstream. Many in the academic world itself still view entrepreneurship as not quite a legitimate, full-fledged field of study. Teaching entrepreneurship involves both “arts” (for example creative and innovative thinking) and “sciences” (for example business and functional management competencies).

As curriculum and faculty grow stronger, we need to assure that entrepreneurship gains full academic status in higher education. All efforts require enlisting partners and supporters. PIC is working at this from every angle, not only among faculty, but with university presidents and chancellors. We are also working "from the outside in" with successful entrepreneurs and other contributors in the private sector. Read more......

Further Information
Entrepreneurship Brochure


PROMOTING ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING

In teaching entrepreneurship it is particularly important to focus on the personality of young people. This type of education should foster creativity, a sense of initiative, risk taking and other generally applicable attributes and skills that are the foundation of entrepreneurship. Concerning operational abilities, it is necessary to distinguish between general entrepreneurial competences that everyone should acquire and those needed specifically for social or commercial entrepreneurship (e.g. for starting up a business).

In programmes that lead more naturally to setting up and managing a small business (e.g. hairdresser, pastry chef, automotive mechanic, and electrician) it may be critical and appropriate to provide specific training on how to do this. It is, however, important to ensure that entrepreneurship is woven throughout all vocational education, and that entrepreneurial attitudes are nurtured through the entire vocational education and training system. This is even more crucial than providing entrepreneurship training in specific, but isolated, courses.

Common objectives appealing to and aiming at all students are, for instance10:

  • exploiting opportunities
  • developing an idea further into a product or service
  • daring to deal with problems and to solve them
  • creating networks with other students and adults
  • accepting the implications of their own choices
  • seeing self-employment as a valuable choice of career
  • managing resources and money in a responsible way
  • understanding how organisations operate in society

For students who will start their own activity at some point after their studies, more specific skills will be necessary, such as:

  • being able to draft a business plan
  • knowing the administrative procedures for starting a company
  • understanding the principles of accounting, commercial law and tax law
  • being conscious of business ethics and social responsibility
  • having a clear understanding of market mechanisms
  • being acquainted with selling techniques

Regardless of the vocational training area, the most effective way to achieve these objectives is to have students participate in practical projects and activities, in which learning by doing is emphasised and real experience with entrepreneurship is gained. Problem-driven and experience-oriented education is essential to fostering entrepreneurial mindsets and abilities. Especially good results can be achieved by working in small groups. Read more......

Further Information
Entrepreneurship Brochure


COLLABORATING TO PROMOTE ENTREPRENEURSHIP EDUCATION IN AFRICA

Entrepreneurship refers to an individual's ability to turn ideas into action. It covers creativity, innovation and risk taking, and the ability to plan and manage projects in order to achieve objectives. This supports everyone in day-to-day life at home and in society, makes employees more aware of the context of their work and better able to seize opportunities, and provides a foundation for entrepreneurs setting up social or commercial activities.

Entrepreneurship education should not be confused with general business or economic studies, as its goal is to promote creativity, innovation and self-employment. The special challenge of entrepreneurship education, thus, is in the facilitation of learning to support the entrepreneurial process, even in the class room setting. Entrepreneurial process refers to the innovative process of an entrepreneur, where she/he searches, discovers and exploits the opportunity for renewal and change. Entrepreneurship is about entrepreneurial individuals interacting with their environment, thus discovering, evaluating and exploiting opportunities.

In collaboration with African institutes and organisations, we aim to:

  • Developing those personal attributes and generally appropriate skills that form the basis of an entrepreneurial way of thinking and behaviour;
  • Raising participants' awareness of self-employment and entrepreneurship as possible career options;
  • Work on practical enterprise projects and activities, such as micro companies;
  • Providing specific business skills and knowledge of how to start and successfully run a company.

To advance entrepreneurship education and training modules offer participants the tools to think creatively, to be an effective problem solver, to analyse a business idea objectively, and to communicate, network, lead, and evaluate any given project. Participants feel more confident about setting up their own businesses if they can test their ideas in an educational, supportive environment.

However, the benefits of entrepreneurship education are not limited to boosting start-ups, innovative ventures and new jobs. Entrepreneurship is a competence for everyone, helping young people to be more creative and self-confident in whatever they undertake. Read more......

Further Information
Entrepreneurship Brochure


ENHANCING HUMAN CAPACITY IN A COMPETITIVE WORLD

Education today is inseparable from the development of human capital. It is the key to resolving poverty reduction, sustainability, preventing needless loss of life and for promoting peace and harmony. Education is the `currency` by which nations maintain economic competitiveness and global prosperity.

The truth is that is difficult to exaggerate the importance of education to human development today. Education, as Nelson Mandela says, “is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

Ben Bernanke, the chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, recently told Time magazine that “the best solution to income inequality is producing a high-quality education for everyone.” He said that “in our highly technological, globalized economy, people without education will not be able to improve their economic situation.”

The EFA’s (Education for All) report reminds us that education is the great equalizer. It is the one force that can consistently overcome differences in background, culture, and privilege.

Education, in short, saves lives. But it is also the foundation of peace and prosperity. You can’t imagine a better world without a global commitment to providing better education for women and youth.


ADAPTING SKILLS TO THE 21ST CENTURY

People are the real wealth of nations (UNDP 2010) and education enables them to live healthier, happier, and more productive lives. There is broad agreement, backed by research findings, that education enhances people‘s ability to make informed decisions, sustain a livelihood, adopt new technologies, be better parents, cope with shocks, and be responsible citizens and effective stewards of the natural environment. Given that global economic growth remains sluggish despite signs of recovery from the recent economic crisis, the shortage of the ―right skills in the workforce has taken on a new urgency across the world (World Bank 2010b).

In the 21st century we have recognizes the critical need for developing modern skills. However, authentic education addresses the “whole person”, and does not limit our professional development and curriculum design to workplace readiness.

Skills learned through our curriculum, which is interdisciplinary, integrated, project-based, and more, include and are learned within a project-based curriculum by utilizing the seven survival skills advocated by Tony Wagner in his book, The Global Achievement Gap:

  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Collaboration across Networks and Leading by Influence
  • Agility and Adaptability
  • Initiative and Entrepreneurialism
  • Effective Oral and Written Communication
  • Accessing and Analyzing Information

 

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