UNITAR Training Programme: Entrepreneurship and Innovation 2024

UNITAR is now accepting applications for its 2024 Training Programme on Entrepreneurship and Innovation, focused on promoting food security and economic development in Egypt, Iraq, and Lebanon. This program is designed for young entrepreneurs aged 18-45 from these countries, offering a comprehensive learning experience that covers the fundamentals of entrepreneurship, advanced skills development, and innovative approaches to address food insecurity and drive economic growth.

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Phases of the Programme

  • Phase 1 (July to October 2024): Approximately 100 participants will conduct online training on key entrepreneurship topics such as the fundamentals of entrepreneurship and agribusiness and will acquire knowledge and skills to identify alternative livelihood opportunities with high potential for business start-ups in their context. Participants will complete self-paced online courses, peer-to-peer discussions, assignments, and webinars by regional and international experts in the field.
  • Phase 2 (October to December 2024): Approximately 20 top-ranked participants will conduct training on entrepreneurial tools, techniques and best practices to devise solutions for food security challenges. Participants will devise and implement innovative and sustainable businesses and projects that address urgent needs stemming from food insecurity including climate-smart agricultural and aquacultural practices to counter environmental constraints.
  • Phase 3 (December 2024-March 2025): Approximately 10 top performers will develop ready-to-launch blueprints for novel enterprises/projects, each with significant potential for job creation and resilience-building within the agrifood sector. This phase will include a mentorship and coaching component that will happen online, and a possible intensive workshop will take place either online or in person. Details are yet to be decided.


The programme will be delivered in English and the participants will receive a UNITAR certificate of completion if they complete the course and meet all requirements. The training programme is free of charge and financially supported by the Government and People of Japan.


The programme is open to motivated entrepreneurs from Egypt, Iraq and Lebanon, who are/have:

  • passionate to succeed and make a positive impact on your community;
  • good spoken and written English skills;
  • committed to completing the programme;
  • work experience or interest in agribusiness and food security or general entrepreneurship;
  • within the age range of 18-45;
  • Commitment of a minimum of 2-4 hours per week during the programme.

How to Apply

The programme is scheduled to run from June 2024 to March 2025 and the application deadline is 30 June 2024 (11:59 PM JST).

Deadline: 30 June 2024

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