Link To Apply For DBN Entrepreneurship Training Programme 2021


Call for Applications - Development Bank of Nigeria (DBN) Entrepreneurship Training Programme 2021. Interested Applicants should check the application link below.

The programme will be targeted at equipping Nigerian entrepreneurs with the requisite business knowledge and skills that will help their businesses thrive in the new normal, while also helping them sustain a competitive advantage within their relative industries.

The programme will comprise 2 stages and will be implemented over a 3-month period in collaboration with Google Nigeria, Enterprise Development Centre (EDC) and Wider Perspective Limited (WPL).

In addition to providing funding and risk-sharing facilities to MSMEs and Small Corporates through participating financial institutions, the Development Bank of Nigeria is expected to build the capacity of the Nigerian MSME to enable them eligible to access credit.

This proposed strategy is to ensure that DBN builds quality and sustainable Capacity Building Programme that meets the below objectives:

1. Ensure MSMEs are well equipped with skills and competencies to defend sound and viable business proposals

2. Improve the Capacity of MSMEs to access available credit.

3. Improve the capacity of MSMEs for efficient funds utilization, trade, investments and access to markets.

Program Scope:

a. Target Group: Nigerian based MSMEs

b. Location: Lagos (SMEs) and Abuja (Micro Enterprises)

c. Implementation: DBN in partnership with Google, Enterprise Development Centre (EDC), Pan Atlantic University and Wider Perspective Limited (WPL).

Programme Format:

1) A competitive application process of interested MSMEs

2) Strict selection criteria for shortlisted MSMEs

3) Well-developed Curriculum customized to fit the needs of the MSMEs and Experienced Faculty

4) Delivery Method: A blended format of face-to-face and online training

5) Advisory Services by Industry Experts to the MSMEs

6) As soon as training is completed

5) months after training

6) Certification - DBN Entrepreneurship Training Certificate

Eligibility Criteria:

a) Owner of Business must be 18 years and above.

b) Business Owner must be a citizen or legal resident of Nigeria.

c) The Business must be based and registered with the CAC in Nigeria.

d) The Business must be for-profit from any sector.

e) Applicant must be available to commit to the training schedule once accepted.

Selection Criteria:

a. Bankability Level of readiness to access credit.

b. Feasibility and Sustainability of the business model

c. Scalability - Demonstrates potential for growth of the business to create jobs.

Closing Date: not specified

How to apply:
Interested and qualified Applicants should:

Click here to apply

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