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SLEIDSE Programme

The Support to Libya for Economic Integration, Diversification and Sustainable Development (SLEiDSE) is a four-year programme funded by the European Union and implemented by Expertise France.

It aims to promote the development of a dynamic and diversified Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Sector (MSME) in all regions of Libya, capable of creating employment and livelihoods for Libyans, and in particular for women and youth, through widely and accessible MSME support services.

Therefore, it supports young and women entrepreneurs who want to develop their own activities and lack resources, knowledge and support. For instance, SLEIDSE programme provides future entrepreneurs with online training sessions in partnership with ITC.

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SLEIDSE Objectives

In order to achieve these objectives, SLEIDSE programme realizes a series of activities in close relation with major economic players in Libya:

To support young and women entrepreneurs

To support the development of young and women entrepreneurs who want to develop their own activities and lack resources, knowledge and support. For instance, SLEIDSE programme provides future entrepreneurs with online training sessions in partnership with ITC.

To improve the attractiveness of entrepreneur careers

To improve the attractiveness of entrepreneur careers among the youth and the women. In communicating on the entrepreneurship and developing a mentoring programme towards young entrepreneurs, SLEIDSE programme helps them conceive their business development on the short and medium run.

To improve access to finance

To improve access to finance to MSMEs and entrepreneurs by setting-up credit lines and guarantee fund in close cooperation with the Libyan authorities and financial institutions.

To raise the capacities of business support organizations

To raise the capacities of business support organizations so they can give a strong support to MSMs & entrepreneurs.

SLEIDSE Background

In a post-crisis context, where unemployment reaches records and domestic economy is highly dependent on oil-related activities, supporting the youth in creating and developing private businesses is a crucial issue for Libya.

Its objective is to open the way for a sustainable diversification of the economy and a domestic growth based on a wide panel of activities. In widely opening its service offer to young Libyans, SLEIDSE Programme is an ambitious contribution to pave the way for a better future in Libya.

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