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MENAFN Press - 05/02/2014

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(MENAFN Press) As part of its Community Engagement Initiative, Tamkeen held two orientation sessions at Ma'atem Isa Town and Shaikhan AlFarsi Centre to introduce participants to Tamkeen's various programmes and how they contribute to their development and growth, in addition to providing consultancy within the Kingdom's private sector and how best to adopt to the continually changing local economic environment.

During the sessions, the attendees set forth various questions regarding Tamkeen's programmes on how to grow their businesses or achieve their career aspirations. In addition, the attendees also provided opinions and recommendations regarding the type of support they need the most in order to meet their business or career aspirations.

Communities and groups interested in hosting an orientation session may contact Tamkeen by calling (17383333), or emailing (support@tamkeen.bh).


About Tamkeen
Tamkeen is an initiative funded by the private sector for the private sector, tasked with developing Bahrain's private sector and positioning it as the key driver of economic development. Established in August 2006, Tamkeen is one of the cornerstones of Bahrain's national reform initiatives and Bahrain Economic Vision.Tamkeen has two primary objectives: Firstly, fostering the creation and development of enterprises, and secondly, providing support to enhance the productivity and growth of enterprises and individuals. Under each of those objectives, certain mechanisms and innovative support initiatives have been put in place by Tamkeen to address current and future gaps for individuals and enterprises in the private sector that have been identified by thorough studies of the labour market landscape. For Bahrainis, Tamkeen's programmes range from developing the skills and capabilities of Bahrain's human capital, to promoting sound workplace ethics and training on leadership and management best practices, among others. For enterprises, Tamkeen provides programmes which offer enterprises with subsidised business support services, facilitate access to financing to bridge the enterprise financing gap, and enable entrepreneurship, to name a few.Tamkeen's programmes have benefited 98,000 Bahrainis and enterprises in the private sector as of end of August, and more than 150,000 beneficiaries are expected to benefit from these support programmes. In parallel, Tamkeen's programmes have played a key role in institutionalising new concepts within Bahrain's private sector, including SME and micro-financing, entrepreneurship as a viable career path, women empowerment, modern accounting and auditing systems within SMEs, and many other paradigms needed for a vibrant sustainable private sector. Tamkeen's funds come from fees collected from the Labour Market Regulatory Authority.

 






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