Gateway Institute for Research and Development
Gateway Institute for Research and Development was established in 2008 in response to the growing needs of minority communities in Minnesota State of the U.S.
particularly in the areas of entrepreneurship development and consulting minority-owned businesses. With these needs in view, our organization had chosen to adopt a culturally appropriate approach to engage these communities in order to provide targeted services that will have the maximum impact. In the area of Entrepreneurship, we developed specific training that will generate interest in entrepreneurship, help in credit building, create business plans, and secure funding.
As for existing minority-owned business entities, Gateway Institute successfully created programs that provided strong support through training in risk assessments, marketing techniques, bookkeeping, project management, business cycle analysis, and business plan development for expansion possibilities. Our goal here is to increase the number of individuals going into business among minority communities and reduce business failures that happen due to lack of resources and support.
Gateway Institute, on the other hand, conducted a number of programs in Somalia that include entrepreneurship training for women and girls, businesses consultant, and civic education for college and university students. We also held environmental protection workshops with an emphasis on renewable energy - Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) and Solar Steam Cooking Energy as an alternative source of energy to charcoal production and trade.
Gateway Institute also committed to prevent and combat other social issues such as youth radicalization and violent crimes. We conducted a number of programs and workshops addressing above mentioned social ills namely, youth leadership and development, Civic education, conflict resolution, human rights.