Entreprepreneurship is a driving force for rural development. It involves strategic interventions to accelerate and revitalize declining rural economies by expanding business outreach to farm/nonfarm areas. Rural entrepreneurship can offer innovative, cost-effective sources of living by crossing the boundaries among primary, secondary, and tertiary industries. It enables local people to appreciate the value of resources in the area and utilize them as inputs for creating value-added products and services. Thus entrepreneurship diversifies sources of livelihood and increases per capita income. In reality, however, nurturing successful entrepreneurs has often faced challenges such as lack of financial support and social recognition, and rural people rarely start businesses or put their business ideas into practice.
The Asian Productivity Organization (APO), in cooperation with the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP), is implementing a self-learning e-course on September 11 and ends on February 10, 2018 (5 months), with the objective of building the capability of rural entrepreneurs, SME operators, and rural development planners, trainers, and consultants who are engaged in business advisory services and/or are interested in initiating businesses in rural areas.
Target participants are rural entrepreneurs, CEOS and managers of SMEs, rural development planners, trainers, and consultants engaged in business advisory services and/or interested in initiating businesses in rural areas, government officers, representatives of NGOs, academics, extension officers and other personnel engaged in planning, training, and/or promoting rural businesses and startups and providing consultancy services on profit-generating economic activities in rural communities.
The structured self-learning e-course will be implemented through the APO’s dedicated e-learning website: http://www.eapo-tokyo.org. The participants can register on this website and create their own accounts. Ongoing registration starts on September 11 and will end at the closing hours of February 10, 2018.
As the National Productivity Organization, the DAP invites the public to register and participate in this FREE learning opportunity.
Participants who pass the final exam will earn an e-Certificate courtesy of the Asian Productivity Organization (APO), and will also be given preference, on a merit basis, for selection to attend the follow-up face-to-face multi-country APO project, subject to nomination requirements.
For more information, please refer to the poster advertisement or contact the APO/NPO Secretariat at Tel. No. 631-2143, or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Attn. Mr. Michael Del Mundo or Ms. Bonna Frias. Other details can also be found at these websites: http://www.dap.edu.ph (DAP); http://www.apo-tokyo.org (APO);
Note: Participants from non-APO member countries are welcome to take the course, but will not be provided certificate.