The Yunus Social Business Centre (YSBC) at University of Florence in Italy implemented a two-day training for the team of the Yunus Social Business Centre at Bethlehem University as part of the capacity building program for the team in Palestine within Start Your business Project.

Dr. Enrico Testi, the Director of the Yunus Social Business Centre at the University of Florence and Director of Action Research for CO Development (ARCO), implemented two intensive sessions that focused on the methods of the social impact assessment, in particular, the Social Return on Investment methodology and Evaluating Human Development methodology.

The Yunus Social Business Centre at Bethlehem University is part of Yunus Centre network that was established in 2017 with the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between Bethlehem University and the Yunus Social Business Centre in Dhaka and it was officially launched in December 2018.

Additionally, the YSBCs at Bethlehem University and Florence University are working jointly on research papers concerning the Social Business Ecosystems in Palestine.

This activity is part of Start Your Business project is realized by VIS Volontariato Internazionale per lo Sviluppo, in partnership with CISP Sviluppo dei Popoli, ActionAid Palestine, Bethlehem University, Salesian Vocational Training Centre, University of Florence, Milan Municipality, under the program that is funded by the Italian Agency For Development Cooperation AICS.

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