The International Labour Organisation (ILO) on November 21 held a promotional tour in Masvingo; meeting entrepreneurs in the Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) sector to share information on the upcoming Simuka-Phakama Green enterPrize Innovation Challenge.
The initiative, which is being supported by the Government of Sweden, is a national event aimed at helping formal and non-formal businesses in the country to develop.
Alice Vozza, who was part of the ILO team that visited Masvingo, said the competition was open to every entrepreneur running even a small business which showed some potential to grow.
"This excellent opportunity is open to any innovative idea aimed at sustaining or expanding businesses. Young women and men above the age of 18, who run an SME with a focus in the growth of a green economy, are a special area of interest," said Vozza.
It was also heard that many awards that include Best Green Business, Best Agribusiness, Best Entrepreneur, Best Woman Entrepreneur, Best Entrepreneur With Disability will be up for grabs.
The promotional tour has so far been in Mutare and Masvingo while two more are yet to be done in Gweru and Bulawayo.
Deadline for submission of applications is December 9, 2018 and those who are willing to apply can log on to our website, www.greenenterprize.co.zw .
The Awards ceremony and the adjudication event is slated for February 7 - 8, 2019 at a venue to be announced in due course.