ASEAN Lauds Go Negosyo’s Regional Mentoring Programme

ASEAN Lauds Go Negosyo’s Regional Mentoring Programme
08 June 2023 -

The ASEAN Member States commended the ASEAN Mentorship for Entrepreneurs Network (AMEN), a modules-based training program that the Philippines initiated when it chaired the ASEAN-Business Advisory Council (ASEAN-BAC) in 2017.

The legacy project, headed by Go Negosyo founder Joey Concepcion, received positive feedback during the 15th ASEAN Coordinating Committee on Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprise (ACCMSME) Meeting on 22 – 26 May 22 in Bangkok, Thailand, for the efficient delivery of its targeted outcomes and outputs, which ultimately are designed to contribute to MSME development and overall prosperity in the region.

In response, Concepcion said he was delighted that other nations were now benefiting from mentorship. “Access to mentorship is critical to an entrepreneur’s success, and with AMEN, we are able to share this with the rest of ASEAN,” he said.

AMEN’s ten modules cover subjects ranging from Entrepreneurial Mind-setting and Values Formation to more practical tutoring on Enterprise Accounting and Financial Management to Good Governance. Through AMEN, regional experts and dialogue partners share their best practices in helping their local MSMEs, bringing formal training to millions of MSMEs in the region.

AMEN Phase 2 is nearing completion after being rolled out in February 2023. Phase 2 involves the regional rollout of the project after having been successfully piloted in Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines.

The AMEN Project Phase 2 is implemented by the ASEAN-BAC, the ASEAN Secretariat, and the Government of Japan through the Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund (JAIF).