Managing Youth Economic Development Projects

SMEs - Entrepreneurship

Managing Youth Economic Development Projects


Shirin Mehri


Dates: 2 - 4 August 2022

*Dates are flexible, contact us for the next available dates.

Location: Dubai, UAE

This Course Can Be Delivered Online

Registration Fees: $1,790 USD

Background  Outcomes  Who Should Attend Fees


The purpose of this program is to explore some of the development possibilities of the links between youth work and contemporary economic change. We will describe the skills needed to promote self employment among young women and young men, including the principles of setting up micro enterprises. We will explore how aspects of informal education can help young people to develop enterprise skills and undertake enterprise projects.

In this program, we focuses on the nature of current economic development and its relationship to enterprise activity. Other sessions concentrate on practical guidelines and exercises to develop enterprise skills. While one session of this program takes the form of a training program that you will be able to deliver to enterprising youth in your community.


When you successfully complete this program, you should be able to:

  • Identify the different factors that shape and influence current economic development, particularly at a local level.
  • Use experiential learning strategies to develop youth enterprise skills, with the aim of promoting local economic development.
  • Support young women and young men in setting up small business projects.
  • Contribute entrepreneurial expertise in the development of local economic strategies.
  • Devise and deliver programs of informal education for young people to acquire enterprise skills.

Who Should Attend

  • Mentors of business incubators and accelerators.
  • Professionals responsible for the development of economic strategies.
  • Student activities coordinators.
  • Young leaders.
  • Youth workers in government departments, corporates and NGOs.


Course Fees is $1,790 USD includes:

  • Course Enrollment
  • Training Materials
  • Certificates
  • Coffee Breaks

*Fees Don't Cover Air Tickets and Accommodation.


Day 1

Understanding Economic Development

Opportunities in the global market

Unleashing entrepreneurship 

Economic development in rural areas 

Youth enterprise 


Small and informal enterprises

Training entrepreneurs 

Government policies and support 

Changing role of  government and NGOs

Day 2

Youth and enterprise

What is youth enterprise? 

Barriers to enterprise 

Being creative

The enterprise development cycle


Setting up a small business

Setting up a small business: The training program

Starting out 

Preparing the ground

Accounting practice

The business model

Day 3

Planning a micro-enterprise

Planning an enterprise 

Planning for micro and informal enterprises

Informal learning 

Opportunities for young people

Previous Courses

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          Managing Youth Economic              Managing Youth Economic Development Projects                   Managing Youth Economic                                    Development Projects (Dec 2017)                                     (Nov 2018)                                                 Development Projects (Jun 2019)