A National TOT Entrepreneurship Training Workshop was conducted at Haramaya University Resource Center.

The training was practical-oriented and focused on intensive andragogy experiential learning methods.

 The ten-day training was organized by the University-Industry Linkage and Entrepreneurship Development Directorate of Haramaya University and the Entrepreneurship Development Institute (EDI) of Ethiopia.

The trainees are expected to deliver an Entrepreneurship Training Workshop to different beneficiaries such as graduating students, community youth, women, and small and medium-sized enterprise business owners among others.

Prof. Mitiku Eshetu, Director for University-Industry Linkage and Entrepreneurship Development, informed that this is a good opportunity to build the human capacity of Haramaya University and Somali Regional State for Entrepreneurship Training Workshop. Furthermore, it will strengthen collaboration between the two partners. In the near future, Executive Public Entrepreneurship training will be given to top and middle management of the University as well as the Zonal and district of Eastern Hararghe and Harari Regional State.

In the closing ceremony, Dr Yesihak Yusuf, Vice President for Community Engagement and Enterprise Development, emphasized that entrepreneurship is critical for the overall economic and social development of the community and the country. Currently, entrepreneurship is the national agenda for job creation and sustainable development in the face of globalization. Therefore, the university will take the initiative to work proactively on the dissemination of the entrepreneurial mindset and support of startups.

Mis Destu Yousuf, Dr Abebe Negesse, and Dr Tegenu Yae delivered the training. The training was attended by 11 staff members from Haramaya University, eight experts from the Somali Regional State, and one staff member from Dire Dawa University, three of whom were females.

Haramaya University Public & International Relations Directorate