The Somaliland Business Fund aims to mobilize the creative energy and resources of the private sector to strengthen private enterprises, increase incomes and create new sustainable employment opportunities and thereby improve the lives of Somalilanders.
This event is targeting prospective entrepreneurs that would like to learn about the support provided by the Government of Somaliland and the Somaliland Business Fund to new investors.
RSVP is required by September 30, 2012.
The Somaliland Business Fund website [www.somalilandbusinessfund.com] provides information about the objective and selection criteria in the application process.
Below is the invitation and the agenda of the event :
The Government of Somaliland and the World Bank Invite You to the
Launch of the Somaliland Business Fund
Tuesday - 2 October 2012
Radisson Blu Portman Hotel
22 Portman Square
10:00-10:05 Welcoming Remarks
Najeeb Hashi, Project Coordinator, The World Bank
10:05-10:15 Introduction of the Somalia Private Sector Development Re-engagement Programme
Michael Engman, Senior Economist, The World Bank
10:15-10:45 Trading and Investing in Somaliland
Saad Ali Shire, Minister of Planning and Development, Government of Somaliland
10:45-11:15 Business Registration and Licensing Reforms – Introducing One Stop Business Centres
Abib Ahmed Ali, Director General, Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism, Government of Somaliland
11:15-11:45 Introduction to the Somaliland Business Fund: Accessing Finance for Investment
11:45-13:00 Open floor: Q&A
13:00-13:10 Closing Remarks
Tom Croft, Somalia Desk, Foreign and Commonwealth Office
13:10-14:00 Halal Light Food and Mingling