Welcome to Shell LiveWIRE International
Starting small, thinking big.
Shell LiveWIRE is a Royal Dutch Shell Social Investment Programme, which enables young people to start their own business and create employment.
Over 9.2m young entrepreneurs have benefited from Shell LiveWIRE programmes since 1982.
Shell LiveWIRE strengthens young people’s career options by enabling them to switch from being an employee to becoming an employer, or making the transition from seeking employment to creating employment.Shell LiveWIRE programmes provide budding young entrepreneurs with access to the essential business knowledge and customised support they need to transform their enterprising ideas into a viable and sustainable business.
Country programmes, which are based on the Shell LiveWIRE model (see illustration above), offer a targeted range of practical small business development support, designed to fit the local context.