In Aktobe on Friday, May 11, launched the first in Kazakhstan International Forum on Social Entrepreneurship "The partnership of government, business and NGOs in solving social problems."
The two-day forum is attended by the Minister of Labor and Social Protection of Population Madina Abylkasymova, Vice-Minister of Religious Affairs and civil society Abzal Nukenov, member of the National Commission for Women Affairs, Family and Demographic Policy under the President of Kazakhstan, President of the NGO "Association of Business Women of Kazakhstan" Raushan Sarsembayeva, more than a thousand public figures and experts in the field of social entrepreneurship from Kazakhstan, Israel, Turkey, Poland, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan and other countries.
During the plenary session, participants will examine the international experience and discuss global trends in social entrepreneurship development. It is expected that the outcome of the Forum will adopt a resolution and signed a number of memoranda. In addition, the forum will be held roadshow of objects of social entrepreneurship Aktobe region, workshops are organized, meeting in B2B format, B2S.
Akim of the region Berdybek Saparbayev, welcoming the participants of the forum, he said that the development of social entrepreneurship is one of the main directions of 5 social initiatives of the President. He noted that today it is impossible to solve all the social problems of the state and only the efforts of non-governmental organizations, should be actively included in the process of entrepreneurs. With this experience of Aktobe region shows that social entrepreneurship, solving important problems, gives business people the opportunity to earn, that is win-win all: the entrepreneur, the state and the population. This is evidenced by the fact that only in the region in 2017 with extrabudgetary funds implemented 73 social projects worth 29 bln. Tenge.
"We are working on the active development of entrepreneurship. Last year, the number of SMEs reached 52,000, helped by the strong support of the state. Entrepreneurs we are constantly focusing on socially responsible behavior, - said the head of the region.
In his speech, Minister of Labor and Social Protection of Population of Kazakhstan Madina Abylkasymova told about the implementation of the five social initiatives, dubbed by the Head of State, which is an important step for the further modernization of Kazakhstan's society, improving the quality of life of the population and to further support the growth of the economy.
According to the minister, in the mass development of entrepreneurship among the self-employed and unemployed population it is the most efficient mechanism for providing concessional microcredits. On average, the issue of micro-credit allows you to create 5-10 new jobs. As a result of the President of the Fourth initiatives Thousands of people, mostly in rural areas, will open their own businesses.
"In 2018 the expansion of micro-credit in the approved budget provided 42 billion. Tenge, including the countryside 31 billion. KZT 11 billion. Tenge on cities and company towns.
On behalf of the Head of State microcredit financing will be further increased to 20 billion. Tenge. As a result, the overall coverage of the micro-credit will be more than 14 thousand people, which is two times higher than the level of 2017 ", - the minister said.
The Minister also noted that the initiative at the same time allows us to solve complex problems in enterprise development, job creation, income growth poorest categories of the population, as well as the formalization of the self-employed.
Madina Abylkasymova also raised the issue of state support to ensure broad access to financial resources and the development of women's businesses, which are made through a unified business support and development of the program "Business Road Map 2020", as well as through the various programs of international financial institutions.
In general, the Forum on Social Entrepreneurship "The partnership of government, business and NGOs in solving social problems" is intended to establish effective cooperation between government, business and non-governmental organizations in solving social problems.