Oxfam-EDC SME Development Program 2016 for Young Nigerian Entrepreneurs

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  • Do you want to get tailor-made business development support that will create a diverse, competitive and investment-driven economy through the value chain of your sector while helping you manage your business in a more sustainable manner?
  • Do you want your business to be diagnosed by experts to ascertain interventions needed for business growth?

Oxfam believes SMEs have the potential to contribute to sustainable growth through increased employment, higher income and relevant products and services for people living in poverty, particularly small holder farmers, youth and women.

To help SMEs live up to their potential, oxfam know they need more than capital alone. Hence, Oxfam provides tailor made business development services to support SMEs in Nigeria, Somalia, Uganda and Vietnam. Oxfam select businesses based on an assessment of their plans and financial potential and on the social impact that they expect to deliver for their community. To ensure businesses deliver on the latter, social impact is monitored consistently from the start and measured over a period of time.

Oxfam expect entrepreneurs to contribute to the costs of the business development support to some extent.

Sectors of interest:

Agriculture (the entire value chain), Manufacturing, Producers of Women’s Consumer Products, ICT, Renewable Energy, Recycling.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Business based in Nigeria
  • Age Bracket of Entrepreneur: 25 to 45 years old
  • Annual Turnover: N20million and above
  • No of employees: 10 – 250
  • Years of Existence: At least 3 years

Counterpart fee: N75,000

Work in Progress! Alliance

The Work in Progress! Alliance is focused on unlocking the economic potential of young men and women in Nigeria, Egypt and Somalia; create jobs and stimulate entrepreneurship by improving the skills of young people, strengthening small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and creating an enabling environment.

Alliance members include Oxfam, Venture Capital for Africa (VC4A), Butterfly Works & IOM.

How to Register:

Step 1 – Register

Click here to register if you have not already done so

Step 2 – Complete Application

Once you have successfully registered, log in and click the “Start Application” button on the Start Application Tab on this page. To return to your application, click the “save and continue” button and come back to it at any time. Once you are done with your application, click on the “Submit” button at the end of the form to send it to us.

Step 3 – Keep Informed

After the closing date you will be notified if you have been shortlisted for the next stage of the competition. Constantly check the Oxfam Programme homepage for regular updates.

For enquiries call Uju: 09090390990 or send an email to [email protected].

For More Information:

Visit here to read more and apply


Application Deadline: August 31st 2016

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  1. Thanks for your posting about GEM, but ever since we attended the March 21st first induction workshop held in Ikeja, Lagos, there has not been any form of feedback from them.

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