News; Entrepreneurs can create new jobs: Panelists
Publication: The Frontier Post
Date: November 17, 2012
Web Address: hhttp://www.thefrontierpost.com/article/192490/
Posted on November 17, 2012
ISLAMABAD (Online): Panelists of a round table conference explored ways to promote entrepreneurial growth in Pakistan, emphasizing that entrepreneurs have the potential to create generate new jobs for millions of young graduates entering the workforce.
The event culminates ‘Global Entrepreneurship Week’ and follows six days of workshops for emerging Pakistani entrepreneurs on how to start and grow successful business.The workshops were facilitated by the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad and held at Abasyn University from November 10 to 15.
Fifteen prominent Pakistani entrepreneurs, government officials and academic leaders gathered at a roundtable meeting on ‘Creating an Enabling Environment for Entrepreneurship to Grow’ here on Friday.
After avoiding the collapse of the global financial and economic system, governments around the world are now focused on building a foundation for future growth.
In addition to safeguarding the economic recovery, the world is facing a number of transformative challenges, such as an increasing scarcity of natural resources, significant demographic shifts, and the environmental and social implications of climate change.
In dealing with these challenges, governments have taken an increasingly strong interest in entrepreneurship. Speaking on the occasion, Amir Jahangir, Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum and CEO Mishal Pakistan, said “Entrepreneurs are recognized as important drivers of economic and social progress, and rapidly growing entrepreneurial enterprises are viewed as important sources of innovation, employment and productivity growth”.