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International Trade Centre & Visa partners with Qatar Fintech Hub for the development of youth and women entrepreneurs

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The International Trade Centre’s (ITC) SheTrades initiative, Visa, a prominent name in world payments, and Qatar Fintech Hub (QFTH) by Qatar Development Bank (QDB) have announced the next phase of their collaboration. This collaboration will feature programs catering to the development of youth and women entrepreneurs in Kuwait and Qatar.

Among their programs, ‘Small Steps to Success’ covers a comprehensive curriculum of entrepreneurial development, digitalization, innovation, and soft skills, tailored to youth and women entrepreneurs. This session will benefit the target group by facilitating peer-to-peer sessions and networking opportunities.

Dr. Hamad Salem Mejegheer, QDB’s Executive Director​ of Advisory & Incubation, said the initiative falls in line with the bank’s longtime efforts to propel entrepreneurs to success. “This initiative is in line with QDB’s vision of fostering innovation and developing a collaborative ecosystem that nurtures creative ventures to position Qatar as a leading global and regional fintech hub. Through the cultivation of a robust digital economy, we contribute to advancing the objectives of the Third National Development Strategy and Qatar’s economic diversification efforts.”

Shashank Singh, Visa’s VP and General Manager for Qatar and Kuwait stated: “Through this partnership, we will help equip more women and young entrepreneurs in Qatar and Kuwait the skills and network they need thrive in the digital economy. Our collaborative efforts with ITC and QDB are an embodiment of our belief in the transformative power of digital inclusion and its potential to create a ripple effect of growth and opportunity for everyone, everywhere.”

ITC Executive Director Pamela Coke-Hamilton said: “We’re strengthening our partnership with Visa to see more women and youth drive innovation and sustainability in Qatar and Kuwait. From online business courses to networking and financing opportunities, we’re taking a holistic and tailored approach to delivering the support they need.”

The registrations are open for the courses. The target group is youth and women entrepreneurs. Selected participants will get access to an e-learning package including topics like financial preparation, sustainable business practices, and e-commerce techniques, as well as assistance in identifying critical obstacles and possibilities to build their firm.

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