Course Title: SME FORUM

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The proposed forum is the fifth in the series of fora organized by the centre. It is organized as part of the centre’s mandate to bring together key stakeholders in entrepreneurship develop-ment for the purpose of aggregating opinions on key issues in enterprise and entrepreneurship development challenges in Nigeria.

This year’s edition is designed to address the critical issues of entrepreneurship empowerment.

Programme Objectives

The general objective of the forum is to bring together key stakeholders and promoters of SMEs to fashion out a realistic framework for employment generation through entrepreneurial skills development initiatives.

Programme Outline


appraisal of the impact of current capacity building efforts in entrepreneurial skills development and employment generation;

discussion on strategies required to build adequate capacity in entrepreneurial skills;

development of a new framework for entrepreneurial skills to generate more jobs; and

discussion of key issues in financing entre-preneurial initiatives.


Themes and sub-themes of the forum will be announced later.

Delivery Method

Lead papers will be presented by notable experts in the field of entrepreneurship development. A communiqu reflecting papers presented and topics discussed will be issued at the end of the forum.

Target Group :

Senior Managers, Managers, Graduate Trainees, Owners of Businesses, Captains of Industries, Investors, etc., saddled with the responsibility of adding value to organizational processes and procedures in both private and public sectors.

Mode of Assessment for Certification :

100 per cent attendance / active participation.

Fee :

N10,000.00 only per participant (VAT inclusive

First Run Information :

Duration: To be announced

Date: To be announced

Venue: To be announced

Fee: N10,000.00 per participant (VAT inclusive)

Contact Person: Edem S. G. (Mrs.)

Tel: 08023050318