French Expertise for the benefit of SMEs

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Cooperation areas were discussed during the audience granted on 26 March 2019 to the delegation of the two French training institutions.

Some challenges emerge from the action plans of the two universities in the Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises and Technology Industry sector. These include capacity building and professional advanced training in the field of entrepreneurship.  An European delegation led by Mrs Sylvie RETAILLEAU, chairperson of the project, met Achille BASSILEKIN III, the Minister of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises, Social Economy and Handicrafts, on 26 March 2019 at the Emergence Meeting Room in order to establish the basis for fruitful collaboration. This visit aims at linking the academic and industrial worlds by improving employability and entrepreneurial training within the youth sector.

The Head of Delegation proposed a series of activities aimed at creating links that could stimulate the transfer of skills to incubators and promote the growth (development) of start-ups for a common dynamic between the two countries. In its speech, the minister briefly recalled the challenges facing the Cameroonian government with regard to incubators. One billion five hundred million has been allocated for their supervision. He hopes that Cameroonian universities will be able to benefit from this Western expertise through a win-win partnership. The MINPMEESA and his guests agreed to develop partnerships aim at enhancing not only research work, SME creation initiatives but above all, the domestication of digital technology.

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