The International Society for Small and Medium Enterprises (ISSME) – headquartered at New Delhi, India – is an ISO 9001:2008 certified International Non-Government Organisation. ISSME has been espousing the cause and development of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) world over since its inception in 2010. Since MSMEs are considered as the backbone of any economy and they have high potential to mitigate poverty and unemployment, ISSME is always concerned for their sustainable growth as this could make our world a much better place. ISSME is committed to improving the state of MSMEs.
ISSME is always on the lookout for avenues for enterprises and entrepreneurs so as to enable people participate in the market process. It works with its members, affiliates and partners across the world for the promotion and development of MSMEs. It enjoys special consultative/ observer status with concerned agencies in UN system. It also cooperates actively with several intergovernmental and international organizations.
ISSME brings together policy makers, facilitators, experts, researchers, trainers and small business entrepreneurs from around the world. They use this platform to share their experience, knowledge and expertise in their respective fields.
ISSME’s creation was driven by the strong desire to develop a global association of small businesses and their supporting institutions for the sustainable and inclusive growth of SMEs. It tries to achieve this objective through exchange of knowledge and networking opportunities.
ISSME builds synergies between the activities of MSMEs across the world and the enabling framework and programmes of governments and Non-Government Organisations working for the promotion of the sector.
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ISSME is an International Non-Government Organisation engaged in promotion of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs). In a short period since it came into existence in 2010, ISSME is now known as one of the leading international organizations working for MSMEs.
While Governing Body is the policy making body that looks after the affairs of the Society, Council is the apex body of ISSME that elects the Governing Body in every two years. President serves as the head of both the Council and Governing Body. The Secretariat, led by the Secretary General, undertakes the activities planned by the Governing Body.
ISSME has currently country offices in Bangladesh, Botswana, Greece, Hungary, Nepal, Nigeria, Russia, South Africa, Tanzania, USA, Vietnam, Zambia and Zimbabwe. ISSME is gradually spreading to other countries so as to enhance its international presence and reach of activities.
ISSME has members and affiliates in different countries, who work closely with ISSME Secretariat on various activities planned for SME development. It also closely works with concerned UN agencies and international as well as leading national organizations on areas of mutual interest.