ILO/ASEAN Entrepreneur Day in Collaboration with Entrepreneurship Program SBM ITB

IMG_3107International Labour Organization (ILO) in collaboration with Bachelor of Entrepreneurship SBM ITB held one joint event called ILO/ASEAN Entrepreneurs Day. This event was held parallel in three different universities; ITB, University of Indonesia and University of Gadjah Mada on Saturday, 22 November 2014. During this one full day, all participants try a new participatory-based teaching method of business and management, known as C-BED Aspiring Entrepreneurs module. C-BED stands for Community Based Enterprise Development, a module that facilitates the participant to develop business idea mainly by sharing and getting inspired each other among colleagues in group.IMG_3107International Labour Organization (ILO) in collaboration with Bachelor of Entrepreneurship SBM ITB held one joint event called ILO/ASEAN Entrepreneurs Day. This event was held parallel in three different universities; ITB, University of Indonesia and University of Gadjah Mada on Saturday, 22 November 2014. During this one full day, all participants try a new participatory-based teaching method of business and management, known as C-BED Aspiring Entrepreneurs module. C-BED stands for Community Based Enterprise Development, a module that facilitates the participant to develop business idea mainly by sharing and getting inspired each other among colleagues in group. Wawan Dhewanto as Head of Entrepreneurship Program opened this event officially. As Nurvitria, ILO representative that attended the event, explained “C-BED is a low-cost, easily implementable training approach for helping entrepreneurs and micro business owners to improve their businesses. Carried out without external trainers or resources, C-BED has great utility in poor, vulnerable or marginalized communities, where funding is limited or communities are hard to reach due to social or geographical isolation. The original package targets small business owners, while new packages are adapted for potential or aspiring entrepreneurs and small manufacturers”. Thus students from various universities in Bandung are invited to join this event, as long as they have interest towards entrepreneurship.

The C-BED package was developed by the ILO and has been used in the Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia, and Nepal since 2011, for total of twelve pilot training for aspiring and current entrepreneurs. This program enables participants to explore opportunities for business improvement; to learn from each other; and to make plans, take action, introduce innovation, and measure their impact. The C-BED program is designed to facilitate learning without teachers.

Entrepreneurship students play role as facilitator, helping each groups to promote group-driven learning and guiding participants through a series of learning activities. Discussion runs very dynamic as it gathers people from multi-background. Participants use their own experiences to explore their how they make sense of their business. Then they share lessons and solve problems in a group atmosphere, through participatory activities presented in short, illustrated guides.

Some interesting business ideas came up in this event, such as hydro-absorb shoes, aloe vera farming, personalized shoes, e-commerce of electronics parts, and many others. At the end of the day, participants shared their thoughts and experience using this module. Most participants plan to spread and implement this C-BED experience for their own business, as well as their communities within and outside campus.

Live once, be an entrepreneur!

IMG_3101IMG_2983 Wawan Dhewanto as Head of Entrepreneurship Program opened this event officially. As Nurvitria, ILO representative that attended the event, explained “C-BED is a low-cost, easily implementable training approach for helping entrepreneurs and micro business owners to improve their businesses. Carried out without external trainers or resources, C-BED has great utility in poor, vulnerable or marginalized communities, where funding is limited or communities are hard to reach due to social or geographical isolation. The original package targets small business owners, while new packages are adapted for potential or aspiring entrepreneurs and small manufacturers”. Thus students from various universities in Bandung are invited to join this event, as long as they have interest towards entrepreneurship.

The C-BED package was developed by the ILO and has been used in the Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia, and Nepal since 2011, for total of twelve pilot training for aspiring and current entrepreneurs. This program enables participants to explore opportunities for business improvement; to learn from each other; and to make plans, take action, introduce innovation, and measure their impact. The C-BED program is designed to facilitate learning without teachers.

Entrepreneurship students play role as facilitator, helping each groups to promote group-driven learning and guiding participants through a series of learning activities. Discussion runs very dynamic as it gathers people from multi-background. Participants use their own experiences to explore their how they make sense of their business. Then they share lessons and solve problems in a group atmosphere, through participatory activities presented in short, illustrated guides.

Some interesting business ideas came up in this event, such as hydro-absorb shoes, aloe vera farming, personalized shoes, e-commerce of electronics parts, and many others. At the end of the day, participants shared their thoughts and experience using this module. Most participants plan to spread and implement this C-BED experience for their own business, as well as their communities within and outside campus.

Live once, be an entrepreneur!

IMG_3101IMG_2983