Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SSCI)stressed its keenness to actively and sustainably contribute to developing entrepreneurship in various member countries of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and to work to improve the abilities of entrepreneurs of both sexes wishing to establish or expand their enterprises, in order to achieve more growth, development, prosperity and goodness for member states.
Sharjah Chamber also affirmed its keenness to support all efforts made by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation and the Islamic Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture, to enhance joint Islamic work and lay the foundations for brotherly relations that bind member states in economic fields and others, and raise the level of constructive cooperation between them and the different countries and organizations around the world that are concerned with economic matters.
This came at the opening session of the training course organized by Sharjah Chamber, in cooperation with the Islamic Chamber, and the Perez Juriro Fund of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), under the theme “Developing Entrepreneurship Through Information Technology in Member States of the Islamic Cooperation Organization”, currently taking place through August 9, with the participation of 30 trainees who represent member states of the ICO.
The session, launched recently at the headquarters of Sharjah Chamber, was attended by Mohammad Amin, Assistant Director General for the Business and Communication Sector, Atiah Nawazish, Assistant General Secretary of the Islamic Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture, alongside representatives of OIC member states and the Islamic Chamber, trainees taking part in the course, directors at SCCI and media staff.
Mohammad Amin said that it’s imperative to explore the means to build a culture of entrepreneurship among Islamic countries and to identify the role to be played by technology in this process.
Amin added that organizing this course is but one ring of a chain of efforts made by Sharjah Chamber, in cooperation with its partners at the Islamic Chamber to spread awareness among individuals who establish companies and launch enterprises in various member states of the OIC, to create opportunities for them to learn about the mechanisms for making plans for businesses and the ability to be creative and innovative and to execute these ideas in real life.
Amin asserted that this course and others organized and hosted by Sharjah Chamber annually, in coordination with member states of the OIC, aims to push the wheel of economic advancement and to combat poverty, to create jobs for youth of both sexes, and to get entrepreneurs acquainted with investment opportunities that are abundant in Islamic economies and encourage them to take advantage of these initiatives presented by the Islamic Chamber and the chambers of member states.