Since Prof. Dr. Kim Marie Bischoff, co-developer of STEP and former Ph.D. student of Prof. Dr. Michale Frese, founded the non-profit organization move-eti in 2015 with the ambition to make STEP and PI Training available to as many people around the world as possible, independent of extensive scientific studies and university funding, move-eti has conducted several projects around the world and delivered STEP and PI to different target groups. In this section you will learn more about the projects that move-eti has implemented.
Burundi | The World Bank | June 2023 – ongoing
Promoting digital and entrepreneurial skills among women and youth in Burundi
In collaboration with PACEJ (Projet d’Amelioration des Competences et de l’Employabilite des Jeunes) and with the support of the World Bank, move-eti is implementing two training interventions. Specifically, the young population of Burundi will benefit from the STEP training program, enriched with a special focus on digital skills and digital entrepreneurship. In addition, a customized iteration of the PI training will be offered to women and refugee entrepreneurs, specifically adapted to the unique context of Burundi. As project manager, move-eti is responsible for coordinating all activities, developing the training content, conducting train-the-trainer sessions and ensuring the quality of the implementation. Elisabeth Kuria, Mona Hafner and Artemis Bogdou serve as project experts, contributing their expertise to the success of the initiative.
Mozambique | The World Bank | September 2022 – ongoing
PI training for MSMEs in Mozambique
In cooperation with the Government of Mozambique and the World Bank, move-eti is implementing PI training in Mozambique in the regions of Nampula, Tete, Pemba & Maputo. 1,000 MSMEs linked upstream (B2B) and 9,000 MSMEs benefiting from consumption linkages (B2C) will receive the PI training. The training will support both existing businesses and new entrepreneurs, at least half of which will be women-owned/managed. Due to the large number of beneficiaries and training locations, move-eti will conduct 10 ToTs to train the trainers in the different training locations. As project manager, move-eti is responsible for adapting the curriculum and conducting the train-the-trainer sessions. Felipe Petik and Laura Ruffier are the main experts in the project. Artemis Bogdou supervises the project to ensure its successful implementation.
Germany | AGYLE | September 2023
PI Workshop during the AGYLE presence week
AGYLE is an African-German Young Leaders Programme of the Agency for Business and Economic Development and Deutschland – Land der Ideen. It brings together African and German leaders in a long-term business network. Through direct interaction and cooperation between the participants, it aims to strengthen the African-German dialogue and lay the foundations for new economic cooperation. During the #AGYLE23 presence week in Berlin, the African and German young leaders come together for networking and learning. move-eti hosted a workshop on personal initiative in leadership for the participating young leaders. In addition to introducing and applying the concept of personal initiative, the workshop focused on the role of leaders as role models and creating a climate for initiative. The participants presented and shared their ideas for experiments to promote personal initiative in their own companies.
Malawi | GIZ | December 2022 – May 2023
PI Booster – Developing a condensed version of PI Training for Malawi
In partnership with GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit), move-eti has successfully implemented a PI training initiative within a larger project aimed at promoting rural employment in Malawi, with a special focus on youth empowerment. Specifically for this project, move-eti developed a condensed version of the PI training that retains the key evidence-based content and follows the same action-oriented approach. The condensed version of the PI training relies heavily on participant-driven group sessions, significantly minimizing the need for extensive trainer involvement. This innovation allows the training to effectively reach remote regions that are often difficult for PI facilitators to access. As project manager, move-eti developed the PI Booster, conducted the train-the-trainer workshops and ensured the quality assurance of the implementation. Laura Ruffier and Felipe Petik are the implementation experts.
Mozambique | GIZ | December 2022 – May 2023
Employment promotion in rural areas with a focus on youth in Mozambique
In partnership with GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit), move-eti has successfully implemented a PI training intervention in the regions of Nampula and Sofala, Mozambique, as part of a larger project to promote rural employment with a special focus on youth empowerment. During the training of trainers, move-eti was also able to start training two new PI master trainer candidates. Once they complete their training, they will be able to train new PI trainers in Mozambique, thus increasing the number of Mozambicans who have access to PI training. In this partnership, move-eti is responsible for adapting the training, training the trainers and ensuring the quality of the implementation. Laura Ruffier and Felipe Petik are the implementing experts and Artemis Bogdou contributes her scientific expertise to the successful implementation of the training program.
Democratic Republic of Congo | PADMPME & The World Bank | August 2021 – June 2023
Implementation of PI training in the DRC
In cooperation with PADMPME (Projet d’Appui au Développement des Micro, Petites et Moyennes Entreprises) under the leadership of the Congolese Ministry of Small and Medium Enterprises, move-eti implemented the PI Training in the cities of Goma, Lubumbashi, Kinshasa and Matadi in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). In the first two project cities, Goma and Lubumbashi, a total of 1200 women entrepreneurs benefited from participating in the Personal Initiative Training. 600 women entrepreneurs participated in the training on their own (“PI training”), while another 600 women were trained in a new version of the PI training that included their spouses (“PI+ training”). The impact of both training versions is being evaluated in a randomized controlled trial (RCT) and is part of a research project on how to most effectively train women entrepreneurs in sub-Saharan Africa. move-eti is responsible for project management, including project coordination, conducting needs assessments, adapting the training, organizing train-the-trainer workshops and evaluating the results. The lead project experts are Elisabeth Kuria and Mona Hafner, while David Agbekoh (PI Master Trainer from Togo) supported us in conducting the training of trainers and adapting the training materials.
Democratic Republic of Congo | PADMPME & The World Bank | August 2021 – June 2023
Implementation of STEP training in the DRC
In cooperation with PADMPME (Projet d’Appui au Développement des Micro, Petites et Moyennes Entreprises), under the leadership of the Congolese Ministry of Small and Medium Enterprises, move-eti implemented the STEP training in the cities of Goma, Lubumbashi, Kinshasa and Matadi in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). A total of 1,600 young people actively participated in the STEP training. move-eti was responsible for project management, including project coordination, conducting needs assessments, adapting the training to the target group, conducting train-the-trainer workshops and quality control. The lead project expert was Artemis Bogdou and the strategic expert was Katharina Arriens.
Uganda | MasterCard Foundation | October 2022 – December 2022
Adapting PI Training for Refugees in Uganda
In collaboration with the Mastercard Foundation, the Youth Social Advocacy Team-Uganda (YSAT) and the African Youth Action Network (AYAN), move-eti adapted and implemented the Personal Initiative Training (PI) for refugees in the two Ugandan cities of Kampala and Arua. Eleven trainers and two quality control assistants were certified during the training of trainers workshop and ensured an effective implementation of the PI training. As project manager, move-eti coordinated the project, adapted the training program to the needs of the refugees and conducted the train-the-trainer workshops. The project expert was Elisabeth Kuria.
Ethiopia | The World Bank | 2020 –2021
PI Training in Ethiopia
In collaboration with the World Bank, move-eti managed and coordinated a project focusing on the implementation of Personal Initiative (PI) training in Ethiopia. move-eti managed the project, including the adaptation of the training program and the implementation of train-the-trainer workshops. The project benefited from the expertise of Katharina Arriens, who played a key role in the successful implementation of the PI training.
Armenia | The World Bank | June 2020 – August 2020
Study on Women’s Entrepreneurship and PI Training for Women Entrepreneurs in Armenia
In cooperation with IFC Armenia, move-eti conducted two rounds of train-the-trainer workshops on PI training for Armenian women entrepreneurs in the agriculture, high-tech and tourism sectors. In total, move-eti certified twenty-one (21) trainers as PI Trainers and one (1) as PI Master Trainer. To date, approximately 600 women entrepreneurs in Armenia have received PI training. As project manager, move-eti coordinated the project, adapted the training program to the needs of women entrepreneurs and conducted train-the-trainer workshops. The leading experts of the project were Katharina Arriens and Artemis Bogdou.
Mauritania | The World Bank | September 2019 –November 2020
PI Training in Mauritania
In collaboration with the World Bank, move-eti implemented a project aimed at introducing Personal Initiative (PI) training in the free zone of Nouadhibou in Mauritania. move-eti provided PI training and PI coaching to fifteen (15) trainers in the context of train-the-trainer workshops and subsequently trained two exceptional trainers as PI master trainers. As the project manager, move-eti was responsible for adapting the training materials and conducting the train-the-trainer workshops. The project benefited from the expertise of Katharina Arriens, who was the key expert for the successful implementation of the PI training project. Artemis Bogdou assisted as co-trainer.