Government Policy

DU mentorship Program to help cottage-to-medium enterprises overcome trade challenges

Dhaka University has launched a weekly mentorship programme aimed at providing expertise to cottage, micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (CMSMEs) that play a key role in the economy of Bangladesh.


The ‘CMSMEs Mentorship Program’ was launched by DU’s Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship (ICE) Center under the REVIVE project on Thursday to help the small businesses overcome their various trade challenges and scout growth opportunities.


The mentorship program will be virtual and CMSMEs will get the opportunities to interact with experts from government, industries, academicians, and other relevant stakeholders and receive their valuable insights and experiences, the Center said in a release.


The ICE Center has launched its weekly CMSMEs Mentorship Program under the REVIVE Project in partnership with UNDP Bangladesh. The programme will also provide mentorship on topics like finance, governance, mental health, marketing and supply chain.


The target is to reach out to as many CMSMEs as possible between October and December 2020, through 4 weekly sessions every week, so as to ensure the efforts of these unsung heroes do not go unnoticed and help Bangladesh become a developed economy.


Former Governor of Bangladesh Bank Dr Atiur Rahman graced the occasion as the chief guest, while the Chairperson of Small & Medium Enterprises Foundation (SMEF) Dr Md. Masudur Rahman, President of Dhaka Chamber of Commerce & Industry (DCCI) Shams Mahmud and Chairman (Additional Secretary) of Bangladesh Small & Cottage Industries Corporation (BSCIC) Md Mostaque Hassan were present as special guests.


Vice Chairman of ICE Centre Dr Khandoker Bazlul Haque presided over the session, while executive Director of ICE Center Md Rashedur Rahman moderated the discussion.


Source: United News of Bangladesh