Mentoring Programme to Help Libyan Entrepreneurs

The Deauville Partnership with Arab Countries in Transition was established at the G8 summit in Deauville in 2011. The purpose of the partnership is to assist the governments of the six Deauville Partnership focus countries to improve the business environment in order to foster economic development and job creation in the private sector. The Arab Countries in Transition are Tunisia, Morocco, Libya, Egypt, Jordan and Yemen.

The Partnership’s vision is to promote Open Economies and Inclusive Growth. Economic and political reforms promote open inclusive economies, further encouraging economic growth and job creation for all in society.

The partnership promotes an increased role for the private sector which is key to long lasting growth and provides greater opportunities for marginalised groups such as youth and women. The partnership is focused on 8 priority areas which will help build open economies and inclusive growth:

  • Trade
  • Women’s Economic Participation
  • Investment
  • Capital Market Access
  • Small and Medium Enterprises (SME’s)
  • Asset Recovery
  • European Bank of reconstruction and Development (EBRD) Expansion
  • Transition Fund


One of the initiatives launched through the Deauville Partnership is Forsa a Small and Medium-sized Enterprise (SME) mentoring scheme. The Forsa team is a consortium comprising of Upper Quartile, Adam Smith International and Mowgli Foundation.

One Response to Mentoring Programme to Help Libyan Entrepreneurs

  1. Euberto C. Licayan 26th February 2014 at 6:05 am #

    Who joins your noble cause is really well-meaning for reconstruction of Libya, conveying an attitude of caring and hope for future expectation to contribute implement creative ways as demanded by change,the times and technology in order to: embody the idealism and compassion of helping those in need; and accomplish a great else of significance for humanity.

    Wherefore, it is a chance and challenge to share cooperative task studying about Libya's physical features and human resources in order to: contribute re-establish the economy - agriculture, establishments/major industries, energy/environment,foreign trade, tourism and leisure; further develop infrastructure and utilities - land transport, sea transport, air transport, water supply, power supply and telecommunications; further strengthen social services - education, medical facilities and housing demand; further study the land use and local government administration; point out comparative advantage/potentials - favorable climate, rich mineral deposits, scenic spots and strategic/accessible location and; give industry prospects. The study and recommended works to be, I hope, would as a whole lay the foundation for an enduring growth with equity, security, democracy and multiplier-effect opportunities pursuing deepest concern for those really affected by recent conflict so that human destiny will not be fortuitous, however, will achieve its purpose.

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