Eni Rovuma Basin and Standard Bank launch the entrepreneurship support program iCreate

30 September 2021
4 min read
30 September 2021
4 min read

Maputo (Mozambique), 30 September 2021 - Eni Rovuma Basin, on behalf of the Area 4 Partners and in partnership with Standard Bank's Business Incubator, has launched iCreate, its first entrepreneurship support program. This program is part of the local content plan of the Coral South Project and is aimed at Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) that have been operating in the market for more than two years.

The iCreate program aims to strengthen the capacity of SMEs that are already established in the market and that have high potential for growth, in order to make them more competitive and sustainable in the long term. The 12-weeks training program will take place from the 30th of September to the 10th of December of this year.

In addition to training, the initiative includes mentoring and business consultancy support tailored to the needs of the companies, which will also be exposed to market and financing opportunities. The program offers access to a variety of business support services, as well as content from partners and specialists from various sectors of activity.

During the training, several topics for the sustainability and growth of small and medium-sized companies will be addressed, including "Opportunities for SMEs", "Management in Times of Crisis", "Digital Marketing", " Future-proof Businesses" , “Evolution of the Business Model”, “Finance for Non-Finance Companies”, “Import and Export Solutions”, “Risks and Insurance” and “Hygiene, Health and Safety at Work”.

For the first edition of iCreate, 25 SMEs were selected from a total of 122 companies that applied to participate in the #Ideate Bootcamp business immersion programs, also organized by the Business Incubator and Eni Rovuma Basin, throughout 2019 and 2020.

______________________

Eni Rovuma Basin BV is the delegated Operator leading the Coral South Project and the construction and operation of offshore facilities in Area 4 of the Rovuma basin, in the northern coast of Mozambique.

The Area 4 Concession is located offshore of the Cabo Delgado province in northern Mozambique and is operated by Mozambique Rovuma Venture S.p.A (owned by Eni SpA, ExxonMobil Development Africa BV and CNODC Dutch Cooperatief UA), which holds a seventy percent participation interest alongside Galp Energia Rovuma BV, Kogas Moçambique Ltd and Empresa Nacional de Hidrocarbonetos EP, each with a ten percent participation interest.

Luanda (Angola), 27 July 2021 – The international health cooperation project, promoted by Eni in collaboration with Angola’s Health Ministry, has kicked-off in Divina Providencia hospital Luanda with training sessions for sixteen doctors. These training sessions include telemedicine and hands-on training carried out by specialist doctors from the Italian institute Don Calabria, with the aim to enhance the specialist skills of Angolan doctors.

The training activities are part of a broader initiative launched in November 2019 and aimed at providing capacity building and training to Angolan doctors by means of a twinning program with Italian reference health institutions. Luanda’s Josina Machel Hospital, David Bernadino Pediatric Hospital and Divina Providencia Hospital are participating in the initiative, and state of the art training is provided by Italian health institutes Monzino Hospital, Istituto Don Calabria and Istituto Gaslini. Areas of intervention include Cardiac Surgery, Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis, Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Neurology, Mother and Child Health, Infectious Diseases, Epidemiology, Nutrition and referral system at primary healthcare care level.

The project is based on a 5m$ investment. To date, more than 40 doctors of David Bernardino Pediatric hospital have received online training on Hematology and Nephrology by Italy’s Istituto Gaslini. Professors from Gaslini will also travel to Luanda to provide hands-on training to their Angolan counterparts. Cardiac surgeries will also be performed in Josina Michel hospital with the cooperation of Monzino hospital Milan.

Within the framework of this International health project, activities are also going to take place in Cabinda, in parallel with other health development initiatives that are part of Eni’s Local Development Plan. All initiatives are in line with the plans of the Angolan Government for sustainable development and growth, as well as with the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

Eni is operator of block 15/06, and exploration blocks Cabinda North, Cabinda Centro, 1/14 and 28, and is also operator of the New Gas Consortium (NGC). In addition, Eni has a stake in the non-operated blocks 0 (Cabinda), 3/05, 3/05A, 14, 14K/A-IMI, 15 and in Angola LNG.