Friday, 16 September 2011
A lecturer from the University of Worcester will travel to Ghana at the end of this month as part of a project to help small business improve their economic development.
Nigel Walton, a lecturer in Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Worcester Business School, will represent the University at the week-long training programme providing skills and knowledge from organisations in Worcester.
The project, ‘The Commonwealth Local Government Forum Programme for Local Economic Development,’ is sponsored by the Department for International Development (DFID).
The project includes the University of Worcester, Worcester City Council, Worcester News and the Federation of Small Businesses (Herefordshire and Worcestershire) in a joint-venture with the Adenta Municipal Authority in Ghana.
The exciting new programme will mean the Adenta Municipal Authority will receive assistance of developing its infrastructure and service capability.
The trip will also include setting up a branch of the Federation of Small Businesses for Africa and Nigel, who is also a Marketing Director for a start-up company, will be providing an enterprise training programme for small businesses which will provide the branch with a strong foundation in business skills.
Last year, Nigel gave a presentation to the Adenta Municipal Authority delegation during a trip to the University of Worcester, which inspired his involvement this year.
Worcester City Council will be advising the Adenta Municipal Authority on how they can improve the delivery of local services which will improve their organisational structure for a better economy.
Everyone is providing their services free of charge for the innovative new programme which David Tibbutt, Mayor of Worcester, is leading.