A Ceremony was held to Hand-Over the Startups Policy Recommendation Paper to the KRG
Erbil, KRI (April 28, 2022) – An event was held in Divan hotel to hand over a recommendation policy paper to the Kurdistan Regional Government with the aim of reforming the business registration process in Kurdistan.
High-ranking KRG officials, Netherlands consulates and government officials, several NGOs, and entrepreneurs attended the handover ceremony, the recommendation paper was prepared with the aim of developing the business registration process in the Kurdistan Region to allow startup owners and entrepreneurs to register their businesses faster, easier, and with less routine. As a final stage of the ‘Business infrastructure’ project that was funded by the Consulate General of the Kingdom of Netherlands and implemented in collaboration between Rwanga Foundation and Five One Labs.
The project aimed to hear the entrepreneurs, summarize their obstacles, and suggest practical methods to solve these issues with the help of the KRG.
Rwanga Foundation and Five One Labs initiated the project by holding a series of focus groups mainly consisting of entrepreneurs. The objective of these focus group sessions was to directly hear from the entrepreneurs. Then a Panel Discussion was conducted under the title of 'Overcoming Obstacles Tech Businesses Face in KRI' to highlight the E-commerce issues and current methods from all aspects with the aim of including all relative departments and individuals’ insights.
At the final stage, a policy recommendation paper has been prepared and handed over to the KRG addressing suggestions to reform the business registration and infrastructure of KRG.
In addition to the recommendations mentioned by the entrepreneurs, several proposed solutions have been provided by both Rwanga Foundation and Five One Labs based on their experience working with, and providing programs and services for, entrepreneurs throughout the KRI.