A web developer, ICT management consultant and a virtual desktop education technology provider are
among graduates of the month-long ABV flagship mentoring program, “Your Enterprise Scheme” (YES).

The graduation ceremony was attended by guest speakers Mr Johnson Kalo, Deputy CEO of the BSP Group, successful local business owner, Mr James Gore from Gore Accountants.

Facilitated by two Australian business experts, the program is designed to raise the skills of business
owners of micro, small and medium enterprises through management workshops and one-on-one

“ABV is delighted to rollout the YES Workshop to support IT business owners and managers in Port
Moresby as part of its program to strengthen business in communities to alleviate poverty,” CEO ABV,
Sarah O’Connor said.

“YES is unique in that it combines both intensive management training with one-on-one mentoring by
Australian business experts.

“The course consists of five one day workshops conducted over a four week period with one-on-one
mentoring sessions conducted between workshops to provide guidance to participants on goal setting
and strategies to consider before they return to the next workshop.

“Plans are well underway to conduct further workshops in the New Year,” Ms O’Connor said.

The YES program in Port Moresby was co-organised with the PNG ICT Cluster, an initiative funded by BizClim, the European Union Instrument for support to private sector. The project began in March this year and has gained incredible momentum in a very short space of time.

The PNG ICT Cluster is now driven by group of loyal professional ICT Personnel on a volunteer basis.
This project is unique, as never before has Cluster Development been used as a tool for economic
growth in Pacific Island Countries.


Australian Business Volunteers