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Expert’s corner

The expert’s corner will be located on the SME Toolkit home page and it will provide information to SMEs on business related matters. This will include international trade, economic situations, HR issues, access to finance, and adopting new innovation for business growth.


10,000 Women Goldman Sachs Scholarships in Abuja

The Goldman Sachs (GS) 10,000 Women Initiative was launched three (3) years ago and was aimed at empowering 10,000 Women in developing and emerging economies across the world. In Nigeria, the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women Initiative in collaboration with Pan-African University have trained over 150 women under this scholarship which includes a Certificate in Entrepreneurial Management (CEM) and follow up services such as business advisory, consulting clinics, and mentoring. The scholarship opportunity has just recently been extended to the deserving business women in the Northern region of Nigeria. The CEM program will kick off in Abuja on the 3rd of May. There is still opportunity for apply for the program. Click here for application details. 


International Trade Centre Access! Women Exporter’s Program

The International Trade Centre (ITC) Access! Initiative is collaborating with EDC, Pan-African University in a regional effort aimed at strengthening the capacity of women entrepreneurs in West Africa region. In Nigeria, the scholarship includes a one week intensive export readiness program and follow up services. Interested female business owners should send in their applications for the 1st round of the 2011 ITC ACCESS Program. To more information on the program


How to become an SME Toolkit Training Partner in Nigeria!

The second round of SME Toolkit training partners will be selected shortly. Applications will be received and shortlisted candidates will be requested to attend a selection interview.  The selection criteria will include the following:

  • Current engagement in training / support services to SMEs
  • Ability to train at least 100 SME Toolkit users in the first year
  • Ability to provide quarterly contents on SME toolkit related activity in your area

Also, selected candidates will

  • Undergo an intensive 3 day Training of Trainers (TOT) program
  • Participate in the SME Toolkit conference organized during the Global Entrepreneurship Week i.e. 14 - 20 November, 2011
  • Be provided with SME Toolkit CDs for offline training conducted

Advertisement for partnership will be published on the SME Toolkit page and emails will be sent out to registered users.

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