Alibaba invites Ethiopian entrepreneurs, businesses for free training

The Chinese giant ecommerce company, Alibaba Group, is set to launch an ecommerce training program dubbed, Alibaba Netpreneur Training Program, which targeted entrepreneurs and business owners in Ethiopia.

The program is said part of the agreements signed between the Government of Ethiopia and Alibaba Group announcing the establishment of an eWTP Hub in Ethiopia last month. Now the Alibaba Business School in partnership with the Ethiopian Ministry of Innovation and Technology will be hosting the first Alibaba Netpreneur Training program for entrepreneurs and business owners from Ethiopia in March 2020.

The 10-day program held at Alibaba’s headquarters in Hangzhou, China, is aimed at ambitious entrepreneurs and business leaders in Ethiopia who are committed to harnessing digital technology to transform local businesses for lasting success. The program aims to teach attendees to accelerate the digital development of their business and work with related parties to build success cases that will become the building blocks of their local communities and, ultimately, the larger digital economy.

Applications for the program can be submitted through the Alibaba Netpreneur Training website until Jan 19th 2020, according to the press statement from the company. From textiles and garment to leather products electronics to all sort of manufacturing goods Alibaba has been selling variety of products online like that of Amazon, the United States based major ecommerce platform. Following the recent deal with the Government of Ethiopia, Alibaba is expected to expand market for products of Ethiopia.

Program content highlights include:
Gaining a fundamental understanding of how new technologies and the capabilities of a digitally enabled business environment.

Experiencing key insights into the evolution of Alibaba’s ecosystem and learn best practices from Alibaba’s founders and business leaders.

Hearing about key learnings from traditional businesses within China from a wide range of industries who recently underwent digital transformation.

Joining field trips to meet leading businesses within Alibaba’s ecosystem to gain first-hand insights into technology innovation.

Gaining a foundation of strategic thinking that will enable entrepreneurs to make improvements in their own business and industry.

For more information including selection criteria, please go to Alibaba Netrepreneur Training website. To learn more about the first country-focused Netpreneur Training Program held in March this year for Rwanda-based entrepreneurs, please visit Alizila.