Activity: Mapping and Field Experience (Asib Zekir)
Asib started the ‘mapping and field experience session’ with a short video clip and former outcomes highlights. He narrated from his field experience as a business facilitator and the ways he was able to do it (mapping types): field, events, through influencer.
The session continued with the presentation of Shutka community, study and the peer to peer (one to one) mapping technique, the challenges of mapping, the positive (easy access as Roma activist, success stories, good network, Romani language, entrepreneurial spirit) and negative aspects (rejection by the entrepreneurs, skepticism about the NGO, new NGO) together with exemples from the field.
In the end of the session, Asib presented a case study (24 Cargo) – he explained the business support he provided to the company that was just starting the activity, in fields such as marketing, HR, legal, conformity etc.