Ministry of Innovation and Technology and Alibaba Global Initiatives Launch Netpreneur Training for Ethiopians

The Alibaba Group, in collaboration with Ministry of Innovation and Technology, has enrolled 52 Ethiopian entrepreneurs, businesspersons, government employees who support entrepreneurs in the newly launched one month Netpreneur training. The training focuses on skill development to create new business opportunities and enhancing it to excellent level by utilizing digital technologies. 

State Minister of Innovation and Technology, His Excellency Ahmedin Mohammed (Dr.) stated to the trainees that they need to utilize this rare opportunity properly to contribute to building Ethiopia’s digital economy.

Stating her expectation, Kidist Kefelegn, Senior Project Expert at Job Creation Commission and one of the trainees said that that she hopes the training will show her new ways of supporting small business owners so they can grow their businesses to an enterprise. 

The trainers will share key experiences of Alibaba and its past failures, the contribution of new technology and potential by taking Chinese digital transformation as an example.

Those trainees who complete this first training will attend a five day training in China planned for the future.

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