The development of local entrepreneurs is one of Shell Development Oman’s social investment focuses. Enterprise and SME fund are two of our initiatives in Oman.
About The Programme
The Shell Intilaaqah programme is a part of Shell LiveWire International: a social investment initiative that was first launched in 1982 in Scotland. Livewire has grown rapidly to include a social network of more than 900,000 members and has become one of the biggest organizations of its kind to work with young entrepreneurs. The programme has had great success in providing support and advice for young entrepreneurs across eight countries in the Middle East.
Under the LiveWire umbrella, Shell Intilaaqah was first launched in Oman in 1995 as a premier initiative for supporting entrepreneurship. Since its establishment, it has provided training for more than 15,000 young Omanis. The programme has undergone different iterations supporting Oman National Vision, meeting SME needs in related disciplines and aligning with global SME trends.
In 2021, Shell Intilaaqah (Oman), piloted an exciting new programme that provided critical training to entrepreneurs looking to develop solar PV installation businesses. The programme’s first cohort of 22 entrepreneurs graduated at the end of 2021. This is the first programme in Oman to train entrepreneurs to develop the skills and expertise required to enter solar PV installation.
The decision to adopt a sectoral focus on solar aligns closely with Oman’s vision 2040 and Shell’s Powering Progress strategy towards net-zero emissions. The new programme was designed to prepare entrepreneurs in the solar sector to enter the supply chains of larger organizations. A module on HSSE (Health Safety, Security & Environment), was designed to help participants meet the strict standards required by multinationals. Participants were equipped with technical training known as PV 101, a prerequisite for all businesses looking to develop solar installation capacity in Oman.
In addition, the programme provided valuable access to experienced industry experts and in December 2021 took participants to visit Shell’s 25-megawatt solar plant in Oman.
- Why Intilaaqah
- Intilaaqah is part of a global initiative that is available in more than 15 countries.
- Intilaaqah alumni receives access to the Top Ten Innovator annual global competition. Top Ten Innovators | (livewire.shell)
- Through its network, Intilaaqah offers access to experts in related fields
- Intilaaqah is a flag-ship programme that has immense experience with Omani SMEs since its launch in 1995 to date.
- Our Target Audience
Local SMEs who are looking to enhance their skills and capabilities and meet the selection criteria "To be announced soon"
- Requirements – To be announced soon
- How to enroll – To be announced soon
- Key dates – To be announced soon
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