“PUM is a gem,” says Hans de Boer, chairman of PUM and VNO-NCW. But what is it that PUM experts actually do? Hans de Boer and Cora van Nieuwenhuizen (Minister of Infrastructure and Water Management) set aside time in their busy schedule to visit SongHan Incubators (SHI) in Da Nang last week during the Dutch Trade Mission to Vietnam.
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Since 2019 PUM is active again in Algeria. We only focus on vocational education through cooperation with the Centre d'Excellence in Foughla and entrepreneurship through cooperation with the Chambre d’agriculture in Biskra.
Our annual plan 2018 started with the promising introductory title: Change makers. Was change realized? We invite you to visit www.annualreportpum.nl where we explain in detail all of our core activities in 2018.
Around 80 top business women gathered in the Malietoren in The Hague on April 1st, to attend a meeting of the RoundTable 4 Top Women. The theme of the meeting was “International Relations and Leadership”.
The whole month of March, we highlighted some stories about powerful female entrepreneurs, because we believe that female entrepreneurship is key to inclusive growth. Supporting these female entrepreneurs is an investment in our collective future. Want to get inspired? Watch this video!
Female entrepreneurship is crucial for inclusive and sustainable economic development. Besides the economic benefits such as income and employment, female entrepreneurship also contributes to societal values such as emancipation and equality.
Many people attended the kick-off events of the Entrepreneurship by Diaspora for Development (ED4D) project held recently at Humanity House in The Hague. The ED4D project encourages the Ethiopian and Ghanaian diaspora residing in the Netherlands, or Dutch entrepreneurs in partnership with the diaspora, to engage themselves as entrepreneurs for the development of the private sector in Ghana and Ethiopia. The project is implemented by IOM in collaboration with PUM Netherlands senior experts.
Hermosa Life Tours and Travel is the best tour operator in Rwanda of the year 2018 according to the country’s Chamber of Tourism. The company received advice from PUM expert Paul van Hek at the end of last year. Paul: “Part of the reason why Hermosa won this award is because of their involvement in wildlife conservation and the education of young people on this matter.”
Parakou, Benin - On January 14th 2019 PUM signed an agreement to cooperate intensively with two partners: the Institut Universitair des Sciences Economique et Biologiques Appliques (IUSEBA, former ESCG)) and Hospital Saint Jean de Dieu de Boko. This agreement is a good example of the approach of PUM to stimulate sustainable development by a train-the-trainer approach in the health care sector.