THE ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION FOR WOMEN AND YOUTH

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Articles of Association

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Board of Directors

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Activities






THE ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION FOR WOMEN AND YOUTH (EDF)

Organization in Special Consultative Statues with the Economic and Social Council

 

ABOUT

The Entrepreneurship Development Foundation for Women and Youth is a nongovernmental, nonprofit organization. The organization established in 2005 with the aim to encourage the creative thinking and promoting entrepreneurial spirit among women and youth specially those who live in underserved areas. The main principle that EDF considers in all its projects is developing a national replicable model and strengthening local institutions to implement it.

Based on the EDF‘s mission, three pillars of conceptualization, modeling and institutionalization have been woven in our goals  and will be pursuit in 5 major areas of our interests as below:

  • Entrepreneurship and Family Business
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Startup Youth and Self-Employment
  • Entrepreneurship Room in Schools
  • Entrepreneurial Opportunities

 

MISSION AND OBJECTIVES

EDF mission is to encourage creative thinking and productive activities amongst Iranian women and youth. EDF seeks to pave the way for discovery, fostering and fortifying the creative entrepreneurial talents and support them to build up their self-confidence and increase their efficiency in economical, social and cultural activities in order to establish a prospective society with a stronger economy.

EDF main goals are:

  • Develop and promote a culture of creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Contribute to the promotion and organization of entrepreneurial and creative thinking
  • Support entrepreneurship education, training and promotion and implement national and regional projects on entrepreneurship training
  • Provide assistance to new business opportunities
  • Advocacy to amend the rules and regulations to improve the support system for entrepreneurial activities
  • Documentation of successful entrepreneurial experience