• Academy of Public Administration

    Azerbaijan | In action since 2009

  • 42Students involved

  • 0Past WC appearances

Project Highlight:

My Chickens
When the Enactus team at the Academy of Public Administration realized there was a strong desire in rural areas to start family poultry farms but a lack of resources to do so, they saw an opportunity to act. Starting with the research phase, the team met with a number of families to learn more about their situations and learned that not only was farming a dream for many of them, there was also a strong demand in those areas for affordable, organic poultry. After meeting with a number of expert organizations and government agencies, the team had the innovative idea of converting old refrigerators into egg incubators, which they could sell the families at a significantly less cost than industrial versions. In addition to supplying this important tool, they helped the families launch their farms and provided ongoing consulting services to increase their success. To date, 45 new businesses have been launched and 85 new jobs created.

Team Profile:

Proudest moment of the past year:
Our Sharing Values project, which has impacted over 100 people this past year

Biggest challenge from the past year:
Finding financial support for our projects

How they're preparing for the WC:
Working on our presentation to make sure we present our projects in the best manner possible

They're most excited about:
Coming back from Canada with memories that will last a lifetime, new knowledge to make a difference, and the pride in knowing the impact we’ve had on the world

Team described in one word:
Dream-team

Get to Know Us:

The list of skills Aysel says she has improved or developed since joining Enactus team a year ago is long: project management, networking, problem solving, and time management, just to name a few. This learning has occurred as she’s put her research skills and passion for data to good use as the team’s PR Coordinator, capturing richer information from project work and sharing it on social media. As she prepares for World Cup in Toronto, she is excited to learning as much as possible about designing and starting social enterprises, as well as meeting successful entrepreneurs from around the world.

More about Aysel:

  • Book she’s currently reading: Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die by Chip Heath and Dan Heath
  • Her personal theme song: Chicken Dance Song
  • One person who inspires her: Mark Zuckerberg
  • Enactus in one word: Inspiration
  • Single best Enactus moment: Seeing the positive impact of our projects and the happy faces of our beneficiaries
  • In five years, she will be…a successful business development manager

Connect with Aysel:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aysel.memmedova
LinkedIn: https://az.linkedin.com/in/aysel-mammadova-9ba723101

After initially hearing about Enactus two years ago, this past year Tarlan finally got involved, playing an important role in rebuilding the team and making it stronger than ever. And while he was impacting the team, it was impacting him: as a freelance graphic designer, he had struggled in the past to make connections but working with the team has opened up a whole new network of people and business opportunities. With two years left, he is committed to staying involved and is excited to experience the World Cup in Toronto. So excited, in fact, that he has set himself a goal of becoming a world champion.

More about Tarlan:

  • Book he’s currently reading: How to Market Books by Alison Baverstock
  • His personal theme song: Four Seasons by Vivaldi
  • One person who inspires him: Steve Jobs
  • Enactus in one word: Happiness
  • Single best Enactus moment: When our team’s name was announced as the National Champion – I was overcome with emotion
  • In five years, he will be…owner of his world famous design company and a happy man

Connect with Tarlan:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/tarlan233
Instagram: www.instagram.com/tarlanmustafayev
Twitter: www.twitter.com/@trlnmstfyv

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