Business for nature: WWF launches free online course for young entrepreneurs
Anyone can register and get courses for free. All you need to do is sign up and get access to a series of webinars on the basics of business planning, organizational aspects, principles of sustainable development, modern eco-technologies, product promotion, and also find out where to find support for your business.
In 2022 within the programme frameworks two offline schools were organized for local entrepreneurs who live in snow leopard habitats in Altai Republic and Buryatia Republic. The local businessmen from Eastern Kazakhstan who live in Altai-Sayan ecoregion close to Katon-Karagaisky National park were also invited to share their experience in the field of sustainable business.
The organizers gave the participants a real immersion: lectures, master classes, trainings, individual consultations. For four days, each team was accompanied by a consultant who prompted, instructed and simply encouraged the villagers who came to the Eco-School so that they would not lose motivation and strength. The final "expert pipeline", during which participants completed more than a dozen tasks on creating a business plan, promoting products, assessing risks and solving problems, attracting investments and working with the press, was a testamentary shake-up.
Before the training the participants presented their business projects and the best ones were chosen for developing during trainings. Beginners and established entrepreneurs presented projects in the field of nature-friendly business: ecotourism, production of souvenirs from local natural raw materials, food production, etc.