The success of ECATU depends on its ability to pilot and roll out its tested technologies and adapting new technologies from other institutions to the rural communities. Partnerships with government departments, municipalities, developmental agencies, the private sector, community based organisations and non-governmental organisations provide a useful platform in ensuring access to ECATU innovations by communities. The Business development programme is the driver of ECATU’s partnering strategy.
The main activities of the unit are:
- Marketing of the innovative and tested technologies to the targeted communities
- Enterprise development and capacity building for cooperatives
- Creating and building strategic partnerships
- Marketing and mainstreaming of ECATU technologies for wider use by rural communities.
- To facilitate the development of enterprise development and undertake capacity building for cooperatives
- To create and build strategic partnerships
Personnel in the programme
- Ms N Sobikela (Admin Clerk)
- Mr M Juba (Enterprise Development Coordinator)
- Mr S Majokweni (Business Development Intern)