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CEFE is a comprehensive set of training instruments using an action-oriented approach and experiential learning methods to develop and enhance the business management and personal competencies of a wide range of target groups, mostly in the context of income and employment generation and economic development.
Rather than solely transmitting information, CEFE aims at creating competences including knowledge, attitudes, skills and habits. The trainings enhance the participants’ ability for self-organised decisions and action taking in complex and continuously changing systems.
CEFE stands for “Competency based Economies through Formation of Entrepreneurs”. The CEFE Method is a comprehensive set of training instruments using an action – oriented approach. The fundamental assumption is that people with a clear vision of their goals and equipped with the skills to achieve them, are far more likely to become productive individuals in our society.
Over the years, CEFE has evolved from training individuals to a comprehensive training methodology. The unique training technique, together with counselling tools, can be applied to many different areas, such as rural development, project management, business rehabilitation, employability schemes or value chain development.
CEFE International offers different tailor-made courses to address various numbers of target groups. To name a few: Entrepreneurs, Businesspersons, refugees, marginalised groups, pupils on formal education or jobseekers.
Through the promotion of entrepreneurial competence and better performance of businesses and organizations, CEFE contributes to employment creation, income generation and thus to a sustainable economic development.
CEFE methodology is a broad term, used for different objectives and target groups. The common denominator is the promotion of entrepreneurial competencies by using highly participative methods. CEFE, since its creation has demonstrated to have an extraordinary impact in businesses performance and in the life of their participants.
In 2019, with the support of the CEFE Network, CEFE International developed the Global Impact Study in order to assess CEFE’s impact on 459 young people in rural areas as well as to make findings on the effectiveness, replicability and adaptability of CEFE for the design and implementation of future programmes. All interviewees attented a CEFE training, on average two years ago.
The results show that CEFE is an effective method to promote self-employment, business start-ups, job creation, business and income growth, and overall help to improve the livelihood of thousands of participants around the world!
CEFE represents an accumulation of instruments for entrepreneurship training, coaching and mentoring combined with an active and dynamic approach and methods of empirical learning in order to develop and improve managerial and individual skills.
The Competency based Economies through Formation of Entrepreneurs (CEFE), is one of the most successful methods to learn business development.
The training method was developed in 1983 by the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) and introduced in numerous development projects around the world.
Around the world more than 20 000 trainers were qualified in the CEFE methodology and since then conduct CEFE courses with a wide range of target groups.
To become a CEFE expert, candidates must successfully participate in two activities: Training of trainings and coaching sessions. CEFE Formation and Certification aims to ensure quality in the application of the CEFE Method!
Learn more about our validated and well know Certification Process!
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