Promoting Young Entrepreneurship: A Project for Palestine


February 11 - 15, 2014

About Palestine

The role of education in promoting entrepreneurship is important, especially in secondary education levels. In order for entrepreneurship in Palestine to be successful, there must be available programs that support small and medium enterprises. Currently, there are limited resources for young entrepreneurs to access mentoring for business development. Entrepreneurs require capital, therefore sufficient amount of prospects willing to lend funds are also a necessity. Universities in Palestine are beginning to incorporate more courses dedicated to promote an entrepreneurial culture, such as making entrepreneurship a credited major. The Palestine Investment Fund has contributed to entrepreneurial initiatives as well. Their emerging economy and highly educated youth provide promising potential for entrepreneurial growth and success in the future.

About the Program

The IVLP is a professional exchange program that seeks to build mutual understanding between the U.S. and other nations through carefully designed short-term visits to the U.S. for current and emerging foreign leaders. Over the last 70 years, the IVLP has developed into the premier professional exchange program in the U.S. and brings over 200 emerging leaders to Jacksonville every year.

[1] http://www.worldbank.org/en/country/westbankandgaza/publication/economic-outlook-spring-2016

[2] http://www.ps.undp.org/content/dam/papp/docs/Publications/UNDP-papp-research-PHDR2015Education.pdf


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