GIZ, FUT Minna Collaborate on MSMES Empowerment 




By Tony Obiechina, Abuja 


The German Development Cooperation, (GIZ) in collaboration with the Federal University of Technology, Minna is set to improve the income situation of Medium, Small and Micro-sized Enterprises (MSMES) in Nigeria. 


To this effect, they have developed a free e-learning portal whose course can be completed within 24 hours, after which applicants receive a certificate acknowledged by the GIZ and FUT, Minna.

 Currently over 3,000 Nigerians have registered on SMEsabi.com with over 800 certficates awarded upon completion of a course.

The e-learning portal is free of charge and available on desktop and mobile devices from www.smesabi.com and can also be accessed using the Moodle app. 


According to statement by GIZ-SEDIN in Abuja, the courses can be done in six simple steps including, Go to playstore, Search for moodle app, Download and install app, Launch app, Input URL www.smesabi.com/lms and Access courses.


GIZ-SEDIN: The Pro-Poor Growth and Promotion of Employment in Nigeria is part of the sustainable development cluster of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH that promotes economic development and employment.


The programme’s overall objective is to improve the employment and income situation of MSMEs.

To achieve its overall objective, SEDIN is working with private and public institutions to improve the framework conditions, business enabling environment and promote policies favouring MSMEs, employment, and local economic development.


In addition, the programme is facilitating local economic development, strengthening selected value chains, fostering economic literacy and entrepreneurship competencies for start-ups and existing businesses, and improving the employment situation of returning and potential migrants. 

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