Partners

 

We work with a rich network of trusted partners, from local schools to international organizations. We continually grow our partner relationships and co-develop projects. Will you join our global network? Contact us to discuss how we might work together.

 

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The National Association of Young Managers from Moldova (ANTiM) is a non-governmental organization created to support and develop the managerial spirit of young people from the Republic of Moldova. ANTiM seeks to find new ways of involving youth in managerial activities in order to improve the managerial system in Moldova. ANTiM’s projects are designed to stimulate youth’s involvement in self-employment and self-realization. We encourage and assist young people in developing their own enterprises.

ANTiM’s activities include: business plan competitions, seminars, trainings, and a business incubator.

 

Business Support Centre Kosovo (BSCK) is non-governmental organization that supports existing and potential entrepreneurs in establishing and strengthening micro, small and medium sized enterprises in Kosovo. The range of BSCK activities comprises training-the-trainer programs, vocational entrepreneurship and business trainings, business plan competitions, administration of technical and management consulting and the making available financial start-up help in the form of preferential micro credits. The BSCK pays special attention to support start-ups by female, minority ethnic groups, disabled and other marginalized groups. BSCK projects has been funded by donors such as USAID, European Union, US Embassy in Prishtina, SPARK/Dutch Embassy, World Bank, UNDP and others.

 

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The Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) strengthens democracy around the globe through private enterprise and market-oriented reform. One of its objectives is to promote an entrepreneurial culture and understanding of how markets work. Through its programs and international partnerships, CIPE acts to build opportunity for entrepreneurs by educating youth on entrepreneurship, fundamentals of market economy, and civic leadership, and empowering women through entrepreneurship and advocacy for women in business.

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The U.S.-Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) Program under the of the Bureau of Near Eastern Affair’s Office of Assistance Coordination (NEA/AC) offers assistance, training, and support to groups and individuals striving to create positive change in the society. MEPI works across the Middle East, and North Africa region partnering with civil society organizations (CSOs), community leaders, youth and women activists, and private sector groups to advance their efforts to improve their communities. MEPI’s approach is bottom-up and grassroots, responding directly to local interests and needs. MEPI has been active in the MENA region since 2002.

 

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Pontis Foundation is an independent, nonpartisan NGO based in Bratislava, Slovakia. It has been carrying out democracy-building programs in Slovakia since 1995. The Foundation’s fields of activity include programs in civic education, NGO development, philanthropy, and get-out-the-vote programs. Pontis has been carrying out cross-border programs since 1996. The Pontis Foundation has been active in Belarus since 2000, in Moldova since 2010, in Tunisia since 2012 and in Russia since 2013; it is one of the main European organizations that specializes on think tank development and NGO capacity building in these countries. In addition, Pontis supports responsible entrepreneurship and CSR practices through training, conferences, and programs.

 

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RTI International is an independent, nonprofit research institute dedicated to improving the human condition. Clients rely on us to answer questions that demand an objective and multidisciplinary approach—one that integrates expertise across the social and laboratory sciences, engineering, and international development. Combining scientific rigor and technical proficiency, we deliver reliable data, thorough analysis, innovative methods, novel technologies, and sustainable programs that help clients inform public policy and ground practice in evidence. We scale our approach to fit the demands of each project, delivering the power of a global leader and the passion of a local partner. Education and Workforce Development is one of RTI International’s practice areas.

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Stockholm School of Economics in Riga (SSE Riga) and WDI jointly deliver professional education programs which train Baltic managers, including entrepreneurs, in skills needed to scale their businesses. (For some recent examples, please see here.) To promote entrepreneurship, SSE Riga has established the Mentor Club and the Entrepreneurship Support Centre at SSE Riga. The School is a partner in the Nordea Business School and also supports the activities of Connect Latvia – a network of private and public companies and individuals dedicated to promoting entrepreneurship and innovation in Latvia. The Entrepreneurship Support Centre (ESC) at SSE Riga organizes activities to foster entrepreneurship, and motivates, educates, and supports young people willing to start their own businesses.

 

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Tamkeen is a semi-governmental organization in Bahrain, established in 2006 as part of the country’s national reform initiatives. Tamkeen is tasked with making the private sector the key driver of economic development. Tamkeen’s mandate revolves mainly around developing Bahrainis to allow for their effective competition in the labour market. Tamkeen has launched over 200 programs and initiatives focused on areas such as funding and financing, skill and career progression, customized employment schemes, and entrepreneurship exposure, amongst many others.

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USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential. Its sectors include economic growth and trade, education, and gender equality and women’s empowerment.

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