Entrepreneur Development Program (EDP) for women
The end goal of Skilling women is to make them employable. But even after completing the skill development courses, some women don’t know how to find jobs or those who want to start their own businesses don’t have enough information. To fill this knowledge gap, IDEA started UNNATI which is an Entrepreneurial Development Programme (EDP). The objective of the programme is to encourage women who have completed skill development courses to find self-employment / entrepreneurship opportunities. The programme also acts as a support agency and organizes women into clusters or Self-Help Groups (SHGs) which can start their own business.
In the 6 days EDP training various sessions on topics like entrepreneurial qualities, market demand, selecting a trade, making a business plan, branding, micro-finance, record and inventory management, Govt. laws, etc. are taught through interesting and innovative methods like skits, role play, presentations and case studies. To run a business, along with financial and business acumen, soft skills are also required. Hence the programme also conduct sessions on Communication skills, inter-personal skills and consumer behaviour.