OAS MSME Newsletter: (May 2023):
OAS Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE) MSME Clearinghouse Experiences
In our first sharing of experiences from the OAS Women Economic Empowerment project’s MSME Clearinghouse, we are delighted to highlight the experiences of Antigua and Barbuda
The Prime Minister’s Entrepreneurial Development Programme (EDP)
The Prime Minister’s Entrepreneurial Development Programme (EDP) is for the creation of new business entities which generate revenues, employment and innovation, and is essential for the development of a vibrant micro and small business sector. The overall objective of the EDP is to provide an avenue for Antiguan and Barbudan ownership of a greater stake in the economy.
Access the Prime Ministers Entrepreneurial Development Programme (EDP) Online Application Form.
Academy For Women Entrepreneurs (AWE).
Launched on July 27, 2021, the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) Program in Antigua and Barbuda is a free entrepreneurship program to help women entrepreneurs thrive. AWE is committed to providing women the knowledge, networks and access they need to establish and grow their business. AWE was established by the U.S. Department of State ’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) in 2019.
Access a range of resources from the AWE Alumni Network including: A Startup Smart Handbook for Entrepreneurs, Startup Costs Calculator and Mentor Talks.
Gilbert Agricultural and Rural Development Center (GARDC)
This Center was established to develop the skills of men and women between the ages of 16 – 30 years, to be able to establish and operate viable farms or other agricultural and rural based enterprises, at a universally acceptable standard of living
Access the Training Application form and course application form for available programs including: Business Enterprise/Entrepreneurship, Customer Service in the 21st Century and Climate Smart Agriculture.
Startup Huddle Antigua
Startup Huddle is a program from The Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN) Global designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. It is based on the notion that the best way for entrepreneurs to discover solutions to the challenges they face is through purposeful engagement with one another.