OAS MSME Newsletter: (July 2023):
MSME Newsletter – OAS WEE MSME Clearinghouse Experience – Grenada
We are delighted to share experiences from the Spice Isle, Grenada, our third country highlighted from the OAS Women Economic Empowerment project’s MSME Clearinghouse. We begin with our National Focal Point institutions then view some insightful resources from members of our National Working Group.
Grenada Investment Development Corporation – Business Development Center The Business Development Center plays a key role in the provision of entrepreneurial and business development services, technical assistance, training and grant assistance. They create an awareness about entrepreneurship in schools, guide business startups, facilitate the upgrade of existing enterprises through technical assistance, grant financing and handholding support and enhance the skills of potential and existing entrepreneurs through training.
The Grenada National Organization of Women (GNOW)
The Grenada National Organisation of Women Inc. (GNOW) is the umbrella non-governmental organisation (NGO) for the women of Grenada. It is a vibrant national women’s organisation addressing the needs of all segments of the female population of Grenada and attracting national and international support for gender equality, gender equity, women’s empowerment and involvement in development including economic, social and political dimensions.
The Grenada National Training Agency The NTA provides Caribbean Vocational Qualification and National Vocational Qualification certification to candidates from Approved Training Centres, on the job training programmes, community-based training programmes and the Assessment of Prior Learning Programme who have demonstrated all of the required competencies.
New Life Organization (NEWLO)
NEWLO aims to provide quality vocational and life skills training for disadvantaged young men and women and people of all ages, religions and creeds, facilitating growth and sustainable development of the individual in relation to the family, the community and the nation.
Grenada Development Bank
The primary purpose of the Grenada Development Bank is to assist in the economic development of Grenada by providing financial and technical assistance in the areas of Agriculture, Fisheries, Tourism, Industry, Housing, Small Business Development and Human Resource Development.
Access information and requirements for the small business development fund. The funds for the Small Business loans could be utilized for all aspects of business including working capital. Financing may be used for startup activities or expansion of existing operations. To Top