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SME Toolkit Training of Trainers (ToT)

The SME Toolkit Training of Trainers commenced with the selection of 17 training partners from over 750 applications received. The objective of conducting the ToT was to partner with other training organizations in deploying the SME Toolkit training to end users in other geo-political locations besides Lagos where EDC conducts its own training programs. Two master trainers from the IFC SME Toolkit global team conducted the 3-day training for two different batches. The agenda for the training enabled each of the participants to make presentations and take roles in training practices using the SME Toolkit templates as a platform. Two IFC representatives (from Nigeria and Liberia) also participated as observers and were allowed to give their comments and contributions. The 17 training partners were issued certificates of participation and were sent forth with a list of expectations as SME Toolkit trainers. See pictures of the workshop.


SME Toolkit Conference

The SME Toolkit conference took place on the 24th of November, 2010 in Lagos, Nigeria. The purpose of the conference was to bring together Trainers, Users, Experts, Contents and Service providers to redefine and set a new agenda on how the toolkit can impact even more on the SME sector in Nigeria. The event had over 200 people in attendance from 10 different countries. The theme of the conference was ‘Harvesting Innovation in Small Business Solutions’ with three broad tracks. The tracks covered were Emerging Web and Mobile Innovation, Corporate Partnership – Key to SME Development and Business Edge Advantages – Trainer & Learners perspectives. The table arrangement had the participants sitting in small groups and had discussions on new innovations and the shortfalls of the SME Toolkit. The event was rounded up with awards to three categories of people; SME Toolkit users, most dynamic toolkit trainer and an SME Toolkit content provider. Click here to view pictures of the conference.

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